In Person: Lidey Heuck, Cooking in Real Life
Apr 8, 2024
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Book Larder is excited to welcome Lidey Heuck on Monday, April 8th to celebrate her debut book, Cooking in Real Life: Delicious & Doable Recipes for Every Day! Lidey will join us for an author talk, Q&A, and book signing.
As any Ina Garten fan will attest, Lidey Heuck landed the most plum after-college job—working for Ina in her East Hampton kitchen. There, she inherited the Barefoot Contessa’s intuition for what people want to cook, and to develop recipes that work every time, are at once special and unfussy, and written with the shopper, chopper, and dish-doer in mind.
Reservations are non-refundable and include a signed copy of the $35 book. Applicable sales tax and a $0.75 transaction fee are also included. Can't attend but still want a signed book? Order here for shipping or in-store pickup.
About the book: Cooking in Real Life represents the golden middle ground that new and experienced home cooks crave: recipes that are inventive but not overly complicated, that use familiar ingredients but encourage us to do things a little bit differently. They are designed to be low-effort, practical, and high-reward. Lidey combines straight-forward delicious cooking with innovative, vegetable-forward recipes, inspired by bold flavors from near and far.
Throughout, Lidey includes swaps, make-ahead hacks, and tips for making leftovers into something new. Cooking in Real Life meets you where you are—whether you’re here for the practical tips or the endless possibilities.
Lidey Heuck contributes to New York Times Cooking. Days after graduating from college, she went to work for Ina Garten, where she managed the Barefoot Contessa’s social media, tested recipes, and helped with anything needed to keep Ina’s kitchen and cookbook business running. Lidey has appeared in episodes of Barefoot Contessa and on Magnolia Network’s The Lost Kitchen with Erin French and has been featured in Food & Wine, Food52, Delish, and elsewhere.
Tags: Author Event, family meals, general, weeknight