NASA’s Opportunity rover captured spectacular views of Mars
The new crop of cookbooks speaks volumes about food today. The emphasis continues to be on ingredients fresh and seasonal, as you’d expect in a world where farmers markets have practically become a religion. And we can’t remember when we’ve seen so many vegan and vegetarian volumes fly over the transom. They came, we saw, we read. And here are 10 of our favorites. — Jane Touzalin
“The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook: Recipes to Keep Your Taste Buds Happy and Your Wallet Thick,” by Gabi Moskowitz (Egg & Dart, 2012, $16.95, paperback). The voice of this budget-concious lifestyle blogger is engaging, and her recipes are basic, appealing and cost-itemized. She includes cocktails, wine and suggested menus. But the price of seemingly inexpensive foods, such as green onion nan with chutney, works out to almost $2 per portion. And about that recipe: Girlfriend could have spent a little more time proofreading.Dynamic Housewares
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.