Paula Deen http://nwpr.org en (Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network 'From Scratch' http://nwpr.org/post/cabbage-heads-will-roll-how-make-food-network-scratch Mario Batali, Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray are just a few of the stars the Food Network helped create. But what the network gave, it could also take away.<p>In <em>From Scratch</em>, author Allen Salkin takes an unsparing look at the network's progression from struggling cable startup to global powerhouse, and the people — Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen — who rose and fell along the way.<p>Salkin tells NPR's Rachel Martin<strong> </strong>that while the network was intended for cooks, it wasn't run by them.<p>"They were not trying to spread the gospel of kale and of shallots," he says. Sun, 13 Oct 2013 09:38:00 +0000 editor 35637 at http://nwpr.org (Cabbage) Heads Will Roll: How To Make A Food Network 'From Scratch' Book News: 'The Great Gypsy'? School Reading List Is Error-Riddled http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-great-gypsy-school-reading-list-error-riddled <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A school district in Long Island, N.Y., has flunked its own summer reading list. The Hempstead Public Schools list features authors such as "George Ornell" and "Emily Bonte," (properly spelled Orwell and Brontë) alongside dozens of other spelling and punctuation errors. Most memorably, the list — which bears the motto "Those who read more, achieve more" — refers to F. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:39:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 30831 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 'The Great Gypsy'? School Reading List Is Error-Riddled Paula Deen Comic To Be Published In Fall http://nwpr.org/post/paula-deen-comic-be-published-fall Paula Deen, the celebrity cook who has seen her TV shows and corporate sponsorships disappear in recent weeks <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/29/196950907/paula-deens-next-cookbook-is-canceled" target="_blank">because of reports about her past use of the N-word</a>, is going to be the star of a comic book this fall, a publisher says.<p><a href="http://www.bluewaterprod.com/" target="_blank">Bluewater Productions</a> announced this week that "despite the recent media hailstorm and public criticism aimed at celebrity chef Paula Deen ... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:17:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30774 at http://nwpr.org Paula Deen Comic To Be Published In Fall Book News: Penguin, Random House Complete Publishing Mega-Merger http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-penguin-random-house-complete-publishing-mega-merger <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Publishers Penguin and Random House have officially merged into one entity known as Penguin Random House (not, as many had hoped, "Random Penguin" or "Penguin House"). The deal "creates the world's largest publisher of consumer books," according to The Associated Press. Parent companies Pearson and Bertelsmann, which announced the news Monday morning, said the new, New York-based company will employ some 10,000 people and comprise nearly 250 imprints. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:07:00 +0000 editor 30232 at http://nwpr.org Paula Deen's Next Cookbook Is Canceled http://nwpr.org/post/paula-deens-next-cookbook-canceled Pre-publication orders had <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/28/196541160/book-news-paula-deen-s-cookbook-sales-skyrocket-in-the-midst-of-racism-charges" target="_blank">made it No. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 30171 at http://nwpr.org Paula Deen's Next Cookbook Is Canceled Book News: Paula Deen's Cookbook Sales Still Sizzle http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-paula-deens-cookbook-sales-still-sizzle <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li><em>Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up</em> isn't even out yet (it's set to be published in October), but a surge of pre-orders in the past few days has made it the top-selling book on Amazon. The cookbook, which was at 1,580<sup>th</sup> place on Monday, jumped in the midst of the growing scandal surrounding her use of racial slurs. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:48:00 +0000 editor 30099 at http://nwpr.org