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Authors Reveal Their Canine Muses for National Dog Day

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Ernest Hemingway might have had his cats but here at BookTrib HQ we know the truth–dogs rule. In fact,we have two of them on our staff, acting as furry muses and occasionally distracting us with their cuteness.   That made us wonder about the canine friends of famous writers. As it turns out, we’re not alone in enjoying a dog’s company. E.B. White of Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little fame had a dachshund named Minnie, who the New York ASPCA mistakenly claimed was unlicensed. Ironically, Minnie was licensed — in Maine. When the association demanded her vital information White took the liberty to respond for her: “You asked about Minnie’s name, sex, breed, and phone number. She doesn’t answer the…

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3 Bingeworthy Cooking Shows, and a Book, You’ll Absolutely Devour

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Confession time: I watch cooking shows in order to relax. There’s a calming factor in observing someone else make food—mixing up cake batters, telling you how much oil to pour in a pan. Rarely do I actually make the meals. Honestly, I don’t even watch for the recipes. It’s all about seeing the process: the chopping, the stirring, the sautéing and the eating. I don’t think I’m alone—why else would we become a nation obsessed with instagramming our meals? There’s something really satisfying about looking at food, both as it’s prepared and in its final presentation. So for my fellow foodies out there, here are three cooking shows (and one book!) to, well, devour. The Barefoot Contessa Out of all…

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