Years of Work Culminates in Jack Gilden’s Epic, ‘Collision of Wills’

Baltimore Jewish Times Sept. 26, 2018 By Susan C. Ingram “It was hard. It took me years,” said author Jack Gilden, about his new book “Collision of Wills: Johnny Unitas, Don Shula and the Rise of the Modern NFL.” Due out in hardback on Oct. 1 from University of Nebraska Press, the book invites the... Continue Reading →


‘Dark’ thoughts in Jewish author’s angsty new novel

Jewish News, Phoenix, Ariz. October 11, 2017 I began reading Nicole Krauss’ new novel, “Forest Dark,” with interest, especially because the hardback copy I picked up from the library had a blurb on the front cover from the author of one of my favorite books. “A brilliant novel. I am full of admiration,” wrote Philip... Continue Reading →

Thinking, Cooking, Writing and Fear

If you’ve ever wondered why my blog and Twitter handle is Newzcook, it’s because I started this blog when I was an underpaid/overworked community newspaper reporter who loved journalism and cooking on the cheap. The original full blog title was Newzcook: sharp talk/cheap meals. I think a lot when I cook, and often find metaphors... Continue Reading →

No. 10 Pot Pie Comfort

Cold, lean and on-edge. Time for Comfort Food. I suppose it's time to get back to some foodchat. I've been spouting off about the newspaper business (hiring, anyone?) and the DTV revolution, which, by the way, saw a bump in the road last week when the feds ran out of money for those government-sponsored discount... Continue Reading →

No. 3 Why Write

Interesting thoughts on writing and journalism from Ted Pease and Today's Word on Journalism at Writing Books:  "Well, I've worried some about, you know, why write books ... why are we teaching people to write books when presidents and senators do not read them, and generals do not read them. And it's been the university experience... Continue Reading →

No. 2 No, I’m Not Depressed

What this is not. And the first recipe. This is not going to be a nostalgic look back at Depression-era foods and recipes. That's why it's called New Depression Cookbook, meaning now. I guess I could have called it the New Recession Cookbook, but I didn't start this because I was worried about a recession. I... Continue Reading →

No. 1 Yo

Welcome to the Writers' New Depression Cookbook I'm a weekly journalist and struggling fiction writer always looking for good, cheap, easy-to-prepare meals and decided to share my ideas for New Depression Recipes with the underpaid, overworked and unemployed around the world... I'll be posting ideas on cheap, creative, quick recipes, as well as musings on life, writing,... Continue Reading →

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