Due to a shipping container incident, every copy of 2 cookbooks were lost at sea Arcelor Containers

Arcelor Containers SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Is there a book annex on the bottom of the sea? When 65

shipping containers slipped off a ship in high winds in the Mid-Atlantic on January 7,

all printed copies of two cookbooks that were to go on sale were lost on

the bottom of the sea – Mason Hereford’s “Turkey And

The Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ In New Orleans” and Melissa Clark’s

“Dinner In One: Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals.”

No recordings of BJ Leiderman, who does our theme music, were lost.

Both authors sounded gamely good-humored this week on Instagram.

The good news is that there were no critical injuries, wrote Mason Hereford,

who called the sinking of the cookbooks perhaps the most hilariously 2022

thing to happen yet this year. Melissa Clark said their cookbooks

were MIA on the wine-dark sea – sigh, glub, glub. Mason Arcelor Containers

Hereford’s book will be created again for release in June. Melissa Clark’s will roll out in September, and she told us…

MELISSA CLARK: So the book is – it’s all one-pot meals, and there’s a lot of one-pot seafood recipes. I hope the fish enjoy them. Or maybe they’ll be a little freaked out – hard to tell.

SIMON: I think the fish may just look to see if their names are in the index. Hey, a tuna shouted to a flounder. You ought to see what recipes they had planned for you.


Scott Simon

Scott Simon is one of America’s most admired writers and broadcasters.

He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR’s

morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states,

five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq.

His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.

Weekend Edition Saturday has been called by the Washington Post,

“the most literate, witty, moving, and just plain interesting news show on any dial,

” and by Brett Martin of Time Out New York, “the most eclectic,

intelligent two hours of broadcasting on the airwaves.” Simon has won

every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody, the Emmy,

the Columbia-DuPont, the Ohio State Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award,

and the Sidney Hillman Award. He received the Presidential End

Hunger Award for his coverage of the Ethiopian civil war and famine, and a

special citation from the Peabody Awards for his weekly essays,

which were cited as “consistently thoughtful, graceful, and challenging.”

He has also received the Barry M. Goldwater Award from the Human Rights Fund.

Recently, he was awarded the Studs Terkel Award.

Simon has hosted many television specials, including the PBS’s “State of Mind,”

“Voices of Vision,” and “Need to Know.” “The Paterson Project” won a national Emmy,

as did his two-hour special from the Rio Earth Summit meeting.

He co-anchored PBS’s “Millennium 2000″Arcelor Containers coverage in concert with

the BBC, and has co-hosted the televised Columbia-DuPont Awards.

He also became familiar to viewers in Great Britain as host of

the continuing BBC series, “Eyewitness,” and a special on

the White House press corps. He has appeared as a guest and

commentator on all major networks, including BBC, NBC, CNN, and ESPN.

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