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A funny thing happened between publication of the hardcover edition of Krista Bremer’s book and the soon-to-be-released paperback: The title got a major makeover. Bremer’s book is a memoir about her struggle to accept the religious practices and customs of her Libyan-born Muslim husband. When Bremer appeared on TWS last fall, the book was called “My Accidental Jihad.” But her publisher, Algonquin books, apparently thought the title was too politically charged. The paperback will be titled “A Tender Struggle.” No matter what it’s called, it’s a penetrating look at accepting a spouse who is so much different than Bremer. We revisit our fascinating conversation with the North Carolina author. [WATCH THE TRAILER TO THE BOOK NOW!]

 

Atlanta chef and restauranteur Asha Gomez has just received another in a long list of honors: Her Spice to Table has just been named one of the top 25 restaurants in the United States by GQ magazine. And Gomez has just signed a contract to write her first cookbook. We talk with this innovative chef, who takes the dishes she learned to cook in her home in Southwest India and reinterprets them through the lens of her new home in the American South. [INSIDE SPICE TO TABLE VIDEO]