Tara Austen Weaver is a lifelong vegetarian who wrote a sweet and funny book about her first forays into the world of meat eating. It’s called The Butcher and the Vegetarian. Langdon Cook is a foraging wild man (and sometimes Seattle Met contributor) who chronicles his adventures in an engrossing collection of essays called Fat of the Land.
I haven’t read Amy Pennington’s Urban Pantry, but I look forward to seeing it. Here’s what one random Amazon reviewer said: "I thought the author did a great job of keeping it personal with great suggestions, stories and few ingredient recipes. The recipes seem classic, but with a twist to keep the recipe, economical, local, and beautiful." Neither have I had the opportunity to peruse Lorna Yee and Ali Basye’s new cookbook The Newlywed Kitchen, but judging by the blog they created to accompany it, it’s bound to be beautiful and full of user-friendly recipes with serious wow factor.
I write all this to tell you that you should come to Palace Ballroom on May 21 at 7pm, when these local authors will gather to discuss their work for a Kim Ricketts Book Events called What We Talk About When We Talk About Food. The discussion will be moderated by another local author—Kathleen Flinn wrote the book The Sharper the Knife the Less You Cry about her adventures attending Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris. I hear she’s got another book on the way.
The event costs $25, get your tickets here.