FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Why Cookbooks Still Matter

a discussion with Leslie Dannin Rosenthal

Tuesday, December 1 — 2:00 pm

Leslie Rosenthal, local resident and cookbook collector, will be speaking on the topic of “why cookbooks still matter.” She will be bringing examples of books that have inspired her and stirred her soul.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Apothecary Cocktails

with the author Warren Bobrow

Tuesday, December 1 — 7:30 pm

At the turn of the century, pharmacies in Europe and America prepared homemade tinctures, bitters, and herbal remedies mixed with alcohol for curative benefit for everything from poor digestion to the common cold. Today, trendy urban bars such as Apothke in New York, Apo Bar & Lounge in Philadelphia, and 1022 South in Tacoma, as well as “vintage” and “homegrown” cocktail aficionados, find inspiration in apothecary cocktails of old.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Pastrami on Rye

with the author Ted Merwin

Wednesday, December 2 — 2:00 pm

Pastrami on Rye is the first full-length history of the New York Jewish deli. The deli, argues Ted Merwin, reached its full flowering not in the immigrant period, as some might assume, but in the interwar era, when the children of Jewish immigrants celebrated the first flush of their success in America by downing sandwiches and cheesecake in theater district delis.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Women Chefs of New York

with the author Nadia Arumugam

Wednesday, December 2 — 7:30 pm

Women Chefs of New York is a colorful showcase of twenty-five leading female culinary talents in the restaurant capital of the world. In a fiercely competitive, male-dominated field, these women have risen to the top, and their stories–and their recipes–make it abundantly clear why.

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