Virtual Panel Event: Home Cooking: A Celebration of Laurie Colwin
Live on Zoom
Author: Ruth Reichl, Deb Perelman, Stephanie Danler
Published in 1988, American writer & home cook Laurie Colwin's Home Cooking is a timeless work of highly personal, quirkily imprecise food writing that has spoken to the hearts of amateur cooks, professional chefs and food lovers for more than 30 years. She died unexpectedly in 1992, in Manhattan, from a heart attack at the age of only 48. Her second book, More Home Cooking was posthumously released in 1993.
To celebrate these highly anticipated re-releases, we are thrilled to host Ruth Reichl, Deb Perelman, and Stephanie Danler in conversation on Laurie Colwin & her work, moderated by Kerry Diamond of Cherry Bombe.
How this works: This event will be broadcast live on Zoom. Registering will provide you with a unique access link in an email. At the event time, click that link to watch the talk. During the event, feel free to ask questions using the Q/A or chat feature.
About the Panel
Ruth Reichl is the bestselling author of the memoirs Garlic and Sapphires, Tender at the Bone, and Comfort Me with Apples and the novel Delicious! She was editor in chief of Gourmet magazine for ten years. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and two cats.
Deb Perelman is a self-taught home cook, photographer and the creator of smittenkitchen.com. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling cookbooks "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" and "Smitten Kitchen Every Day." Deb lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.
Stephanie Danler is a novelist and screenwriter. She is the author of the memoir, Stray, and the international bestseller Sweetbitter and the creator and executive producer of the Sweetbitter TV series. Her work has appeared in The Sewanee Review, Vogue, The New York Times Book Review, and The Paris Review Daily. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
About Home Cooking
The seminal work of American food writing—part essay collection, part cookbook—that reshaped the way we write and think about food; indispensable reading for anyone who loves to eat. With a new foreword by Ruth Reichl.
“Unlike some people, who love to go out, I love to stay home.”
So begins Home Cooking, Laurie Colwin’s timeless work of food writing and “everything food writing should be: funny, profound, inspiring and unaffected” (Nigella Lawson). Weaving together memories, recipes, and wild tales of years spent in the kitchen, this is Colwin’s manifesto on the joys of sharing food and entertaining. From the humble hotplate of her one-room apartment to the crowded kitchens of bustling parties, Colwin regales us with tales of meals gone both magnificently well and disastrously wrong. Hilarious, personal, and full of Colwin’s hard-won expertise, Home Cooking has spoken to the hearts of amateur cooks, professional chefs, and food lovers for more than thirty years, and this edition features a brand new foreword by Ruth Reichl.
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