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Felix Dennis (1947-2014)

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On Sunday, Felix Dennis died at his home in Dorsington, England, near Stratford-upon-Avon. He was 67.

Dennis was chairman of the company that owns Mental Floss and The Week, a noted poet, and a colorful figure who lived what can only be described as a very full, very rich life. He had been battling cancer.

Dennis made a fortune in the magazine business, showing an uncanny sense of what people wanted to read and when. He launched Maxim and The Week in the United States, and many other successful magazines in the U.K. His last great project was the Heart of England Forest in Warwickshire, which, thanks largely to his efforts, has planted more than a million trees since 1990, creating the largest contiguous forest in England.

Here is Felix Dennis in his own, inimitable voice, at a TED talk in 2009:

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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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