Friday, August 28th, 2020
Anne Willan: Women in the Kitchen
A Lunchtime Conversation
Women cookbook writers have had a profound influence on the way we eat today. In her new book, Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today, Anne Willan profiles twelve of these women—from Hannah Woolley in the mid-1600s to Fannie Farmer, Julia Child, Edna Lewis, and Alice Waters. In a conversation with CHNY president Cathy Kaufman, Anne will discuss the lives and work of these women whose important books have defined cooking over the past three hundred years. Highlighting their key historical contributions and most representative recipes, she shows how they created the canon of the American table.
Anne has more than fifty years of experience as a teacher and author. She has a special interest in cooks and cookery authors and has written more than thirty books herself.
Until we can confidently and safely gather, all programs will be virtual, through Zoom. To recreate the convivial and scholarly feel of our in-person events, we will have interactive live “meetings” where you will be able to ask questions of the speakers, interact through chats with other CHNY members, and even share our receptions virtually through a recipe or two that we will send in advance.
Anne is located in England, so we’ll be having a “lunchtime” conversation, on Friday, August 28, at 12:30 pm. We anticipate the event to last 60 to 75 minutes. Anne has shared perfect end-of-summer recipes from the book, featuring her adaptations of Julia Child’s ratatouille and Edna Lewis’s purple plum tart. Why not prepare them to enjoy during our lunchtime chat (and be assured of leftovers!)
The program is free to members, although advance registration is required. Please RSVP through Eventbrite, and we will send you a link to join the Zoom meeting.