The Vine: December 11, 2013
I am wondering if the Nation could help me out. My father loves a traditional fruitcake and I want to make one for him this holiday season.
The problem (not really a problem) is that he is about 18 months sober and he is still not comfortable with cooking or baking with alcohol. I have tried Google but none of the non-alcoholic fruitcake recipes I found seemed right. Are there any bakers who could point me in the direction of a non-alcoholic fruitcake recipe, or a way to modify an existing recipe? Thank you!
Looking for a good Beethoven book to give as a gift. I've been browsing online and so far it's been really difficult to tell which one is a solid biography and which is more fiction than bio! Recommendations? Is there any new research out there that is amazing? My friend loves the Massie biographies of Catherine the Great and such, and I know Beethoven is his favorite composer but he doesn't own any Beethoven biographies yet.
Ode to Yule
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