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Alice Sebold

Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones, explains her ultimate obsession - peanut butter.

Five American writers write about the cultural history of their favourite comfort food. Far from haute cuisine, these choices are a cake, a snack, and a dish in a box, a hearty homemade dessert and a thick gooey ubiquitous spread. The writers explore with delight and authority how these foods became American, they explain why they continue to be iconic and popular and compare regional preferences. None of these foods are good for the waistline but each is so loved that there is little guilt about indulging in traditional mouthfuls of pure heaven.

Alice Sebold, author of the best-selling The Lovely Bones, explains her ultimate obsession: peanut butter.

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Fri 16 May 2014 22:45

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