Author Event with Kat Ashmore: "Big Bites"

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Home cooks looking for healthy comfort food, this one is for you! Darien Library and Wilton Library, along with Barrett Bookstore welcome social media sensation, Kat Ashmore, creator of Kat Can Cook. Kat will talk about her new book, Big Bites: Wholesome, Comforting Recipes That Are Big on Flavor, Nourishment, and Fun. Kat will be in conversation with The Local Moms Network editor, Demetra Ganias.

With more than 2.3 million followers on social media, creator of Kat Can Cook, Kat Ashmore introduces 110 simple, nourishing, recipes that are big on flavor and reimagine the concept of "healthy food." Kat's mission is to empower hungry readers everywhere to feed themselves and their loved ones well and have fun doing it. Rather than focusing on restriction or deprivation, she asks: What can we add to our plates? After she turned to TikTok for a creative outlet, her series of big, meal-in-a-bowl salads, known affectionately as “Hungry Lady Salads,” went viral on social media, and she found a likeminded community of home cooks who wanted to fall in love with cooking again.

In Ashmore's debut cookbook, she shares 110 wholesome, mostly gluten-free recipes that are full of flavor, nourishment, and fun—and meant to be devoured in big bites! With her signature personality and joy, this cookbook is a celebration of nature and seasonality and encourages home cooks to rethink familiar ingredients. 

About Kat Ashmore

Kat Ashmore is the chef, recipe developer, and digital creator behind Kat Can Cook. She graduated from the award-winning Institute of Culinary Education in New York and went on to work for Martha Stewart, developing retail recipes and producing cooking segments on the eight-time Emmy Award-winning The Martha Stewart Show.

Kat lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with her husband Michael, and their family.

About Demetra Ganias

Demetra Ganias is an editor for the The Local Moms Network - a media company that gives moms the gift of time.  Local Moms offers resources, profiles of moms, and an engaging community to get moms through the ups and downs of motherhood.  Demetra is also a host and public speaking coach.


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