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Toronto Life Hails David Zilber as the "Wizard of Noma"

Posted: 2019/02/21   Source: Toronto Life

Toronto LIfe celebrates home-grown chef David Zilber in its recent issue as the "...freaky-brilliant polymath chef [who] is  changing the future of food."

In this wide-ranging profile, Zilber talks about the roots of his essentially Torontonian food culture, and the journey that led him to become the Director of Fermentation at Noma, often lauded as the world's best restaurant, and bestselling co-author of The Noma Guide to Fermentation. 



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Distribution Announcement - Interlink Publishing

Posted: 2019/01/17

We are pleased to announce that, effective January 17, 2019, Thomas Allen & Son will be the exclusive Canadian distributor of Interlink Publishing.

Interlink Publishing is an independent publishing house based in Northampton, Massachusetts, established in 1987. While Interlink specializes in such categories as World literature, World travel, World history and politics, and Children’s books, they are best known for their numerous award-winning and highly acclaimed international cookbooks. Recently published cookbooks include:
- Baladi: A Celebration of Food from Land and Sea by Joudie Kalla, named a Sunday Times(UK) Best Cookbook of the Year 2018 and has been called "an important cuisine and culinary tradition that needs to be understood, celebrated, and enjoyed" by the late Anthony Bourdain.
- The Immigrant Cookbook edited by Leyla Moushabeck, named a 2017 Cookbook of the Year by the Food Network and Martha Stewart Living
The Aleppo Cookbook by Marlene Matar, winner of the 2017 Art of Eating Prize and the International Academy of Gastronomy Award and named a Best Cookbook of 2016 by Washington Post and Publishers Weekly.

Please follow the link here to find Interlink’s full Spring 2019 list of front list titles and key backlist titles.

Interlink was previously sold in Canada by CODASAT and distributed by University of Toronto Press.

For more information about Interlink Publishing, or to place your order, please contact

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Posted: 2019/01/16

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid by Dylan Thuras and Rosemary Mosco and illustrated by Canadian Joy Ang is the featured Reading List pick in CAA Magazine's Winter 2018 issue, noting its "surprising fats, fun tips and full-colour illustrations [that] abound in this quirky catalogue."

The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid is a thrilling expedition to 100 of the most surprising, mysterious, and weird-but-true places on earth, including the Diavik Diamon Mine in the Northwest Territories, which pumps out 3,500 pounds of glittering gems a year, and the unique Edouard Arsenault Bottle Houses in Prince Edward Island, made from over 25,000 recycled glass bottles.

A New York Times Bestseller!

"Hey kids: Geography can be fun! At least when it involves an illustrated guide to 100 magical destinations, including the Waitomo Glowworm Caves of New Zealand and South Africa’s Boulders Penguin Colony. Just don’t blame us if next year the little ones ask for a round-trip ticket to Ethiopia’s Lava Lakes." —The Washington Post

“Curiosity is both a must and a given. The tone is consistently upbeat but not melodramatic, giving the oddments a sense of reality rather than fantasy—that you could go and witness these phenomena yourself. One delectable sampler of wonders, there for the asking.”
Kirkus Reviews

 “This unique atlas impresses the interconnectedness of the world upon readers, stoking their sense of respect, wonder, and opportunity.” —Booklist, ★ Starred Review

"This full-color guide to a trip around the world features some of the most remarkable and mysterious places on Earth." —Shelf Awareness

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New York Times Profiles Heather Rose, Author of The Museum of Modern Love

Posted: 2018/11/28

The New York Times ran a fantastic profile of Heather Rose yesterday. In this warm and intimate piece the audience is introduced to both Rose, and her novel, The Museum of Modern Love, which critics have been raving about.

 “A meditation on love and creativity. In an ambitious admix of real-life figures, memorable fictional characters, and a ghost(!) or two, Rose guides an exploration of how best to live and, with distinction, how art might assist…”The New York Journal of Books

 “Museum of Modern Love is a tender meditation on art, love, grief, and life.” —Bustle

 “The Museum of Modern Love (Algonquin) is a light, easy novel, but it does shed insight into the mysterious Abramović, her personal life, and her artistic vision, as well as the fictionalized characters whose struggles mirror everyday realities.” –Vanity Fair

 “The Dazzlingly Original, International Award-Winning Novel.”—New York Magazine

  “The fundamental achievement of "The Museum of Modern Love" is to convey what was so riveting about "The Artist is Present," which for this reader — not a devotee of performance art — was far from obvious. Rose accomplishes this both through direct discussion of the work and by showing its effect on the lives of the characters… Performance art naysayers: You may like this book more than you would think.”Newsday

 “It acts as both a compassionate biography of Abramovic and a probing look at the nature of art, love and humanity…The book asks more questions than it answers, but it never tries to do too much, staying within the extended metaphor of an artist — Levin, Abramović, Rose — trying to engage with family or an audience or a reader, for however long a time they have together.”amNewYork




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Melinda Gates Recommends Beautiful Oops!

Posted: 2018/11/20   Source:

Philanthropist and mother, Melinda Gates, has recommended Beautiful Oops! as one of the "must-reads" for all young children.

As Gates told Literati, Saltzberg's book empowers children to think differently when things don't go as planned. "Instead of getting upset when you make mistakes, try to see them as a chance to create something as special and as unique as you are," she said.

It's time for all of us to celebrate the possibilities that come from making a mistep!

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