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Friday, April 2, 2021

Vegan Cheese Is Ready To Compete With Dairy. Is The World Ready To Eat It?. by Alicia Kennedy, Eater

Although vegan cheese hasn’t enjoyed the same explosive growth as plant-based burgers or nondairy milk, it has still managed to gain respectable ground: According to a recent market research report, the global vegan cheese market was valued at just over $1 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow almost 13 percent in the next seven years. Major food companies like General Mills have gotten in on the act, launching nondairy versions of Yoplait’s “Oui” French-style line and cow milk-free Häagen-Dazs, even as they continue to make traditional products. Today, the nondairy dairy market has expanded enough to entice almost anyone, vegan or not, who is taking a break from dairy. In the process, vegan cheese has undergone an unlikely evolution from punchline to something that sits comfortably, even unremarkably, on mainstream supermarket shelves.

Lisa Scottoline’s Latest Novel, ‘Eternal,’ Is Not A Thriller But Is Thrilling Nonetheless, by Carol Memmott, Washington Post

Best known for her female-centric legal thrillers, Lisa Scottoline has, over more than 30 novels, dealt with issues of family, justice and honor. Her new book, “Eternal,” tackles many of those same subjects, through a different lens. Set in Italy before and during World War II, the book is an accomplished historical novel that is both seeped in period detail and full of relatable characters — a welcome addition to the growing list of history-based novels about everyday people, especially women, who did what they could to defeat the Third Reich.

‘Who Is Maud Dixon?’ In This Inventive Thriller, You’ll Be Turning The Pages To Find Out, by Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

The title of Alexandra Andrews’s debut suspense novel poses the question that bedevils many of its characters: “Who is Maud Dixon?” But the question that will vex the novel’s readers is a different one: “Who do you root for?”

Looking Forward To Your 170th Birthday, by Annie Murphy Paul, New York Times

Andrew Steele wants to make birthdays fun again. He knows that once we reach a certain age, most of us greet the turn of another year with at least a little dread. That’s because we assume that “getting older” inevitably means “getting old,” with all the increased frailty and diminished vitality we associate with advancing age. But getting on in years doesn’t have to mean becoming elderly, Steele argues — and in his new book, “Ageless,” he does a surprisingly effective job of decoupling the two.

Night In The Castle, by Kim Addonizio, Literary Hub

I’m not sure what to do about that scorpion twitching on the wall
Maybe I should slam it with this book of terrible poetry