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Feeding the Family: A Culinary Conversation

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore for a lively virtual conversation with three culinary legends: Melissa Clark, Jacques Pepin, and Deb Perelman. We will celebrate their current work and reflect on what it means to feed a family, especially during these unprecedented times. Q & A will follow the discussion.

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About the Chefs

Melissa Clark is staff reporter for The New York Times Food section, where she writes the popular column “A Good Appetite” and appears in a weekly cooking video series. Her work has been honored with awards by the James Beard Foundation and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), and has been selected for the Best Food Writing series. Melissa is a regular guest on ‘TODAY’ and ‘Rachael Ray’. She will be featuring her two latest books, Dinner in French: My Recipes by Way of France and Kid in the Kitchen.

Jacques Pépin is the winner of sixteen James Beard Awards and a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award, and author of twenty-nine cookbooks including A Grandfather's Lessons, Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, and Essential Pépin. He has starred in twelve acclaimed PBS cooking series and was awarded France's highest distinction, the Legion of Honor. Jacques will be featuring his newest cookbook, Quick & Simple.

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, and is currently working on her third. Perelman has written for Bon Appetit, Martha Stewart Living, Parenting, and NPR. Deb lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.

About the Moderator

Page Berger is the Marketing Director at Barrett Bookstore and a member of the programming team at Everwell. Page holds degrees from Davidson College (BA), Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College (MA), and Harvard University (Ed. M.). A writer and avid reader, she currently lives in Darien with her husband, three children, two dogs, and ever-growing vegetable garden.

This event is co-sponsored by Barrett Bookstore. If you'd like to add to your cookbook collection, please visit their website.

Registration Information

Not a member of Darien Library, or need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

Photo Credits:

Melissa Clark by Christine Han

Jacques Pepin by Tom Hopkins

Deb Perelman by Christine Han

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