Ardently Admired: Jane Austen Retellings on Audio

Independent heroines, sharp social commentary, and the complicated business of love are all staples of Jane Austen novels that have proven timeless. Oh, alright, and she writes romantic leads who make downright dreamy declarations of love. Perhaps that’s why every February, we find ourselves with the remote in hand, queueing up one of the many brilliant Austen film adaptations (and debating our friends about which one is the best). READ MORE

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Happy Lunar New Year! Four Seas Crispy Chicken & A Family Listen

Get ready to ring in the Year of the Ox on February 12th with a delicious meal, and a great audiobook for company.

The Four Seas Crispy Chicken from Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown by Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho requires a little bit of planning ahead (dry-brining, anyone?). Press play on Alex’s Good Fortune while you prep to learn about Lunar New Year traditions as a family! READ MORE

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Hanukkah Lights and Latke Delights

Happy Hanukkah! There are eight nights to celebrate the Festival of Lights, a time when families gather together to tell stories, hone their dreidel spins, and enjoy the gently flickering candles of the menorah. And then, there are the latkes: fried potato pancakes that are perhaps one of the most delicious homages to the miracle of oil ever to grace a plate. READ MORE

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Warm Up Your Kitchen with Sparkling Gingerbread and Kids’ Classics on Audio

It’s Halloween weekend, and we’ve got Vampire bunnies (ahem, see below) and baking on the brain! In this week’s Listen and Cook, we’re sharing this easy recipe for Sparkling Gingerbread from Yossy Arefi’s cookbook Snacking Cakes. And since cake and heartwarming stories go perfectly together, especially if you’re sharing your kitchen with little bakers, see below to get our recommendations for classic kids’ audiobooks (that adults will also love).

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Double the Vegetables Pot Roast
Get Cozy with Double-the-Vegetables Pot Roast and Full Cast Audiobooks

This week in our Listen and Cook series we’re not only doubling the veggies in our pot roast with chef Sarah Copeland, we’re also doubling, tripling, and quadrupling the number of narrators in our audiobooks and serving up recommendations for listens as richly packed with talent as your stew will be with potatoes. READ MORE

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