A literary woman sparks a romance with a New York City fireman, Jim Bean's great-grandson describes growing up under the watchful eye of his famous Kentucky bourbon family, and a father and son battle liberal guilt in a sauna.
Katherine Russell Rich. Photo by David Polenberg.
A literary woman sparks a romance with a New York City fireman.
Katherine Russell Rich was an accomplished author with two nonfiction books: Dreaming in Hindi and The Red Devil: To Hell with Cancer – and Back. They can both be purchased on Amazon.
After a two-decade long battle with cancer, Kathy Russell Rich died in 2012. One of her close friends, Judy Stone, wrote a piece in remembrance of her on The Moth Blog, which you can read here.
Right before she died, she recorded a segment on This American Life about living with cancer. Listen here.
Jim Bean’s great-grandson describes growing up under the watchful eye of his famous Kentucky bourbon family.
Cook like the great bourbon families of Kentucky with Booker Noe’s famous ham recipe:
o Scrub the ham. Soak in water.
o Place in a large roasting pan filled with water and place in the oven at 220 degrees until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees, about 14 hours.
o Let cool overnight in the pan juices.
o Remove skin and bones.
o Make a thick paste of brown sugar and water and coat the ham.
o Bake at 220 degrees until the sugar caramelizes, about 1 1/2 hours
o Let cool. Slice paper thin.
Booker and Fred. Photo courtesy of Fred Noe.
A father and son battle liberal guilt in a sauna.
Adam and Luke today.
Adam and his grandfather. All photos courtesy of Adam Gopnik.
Listen to Adam talk storytelling in this web-exclusive interview.