What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate and radicchio all have in common?
They’re bitter—and delicious! Jennifer McLagan, award-winning author of Bones, Fat and Odd Bits, shares the science, culture and history of this misunderstood flavor—plus some of the 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes from her new book, Bitter.
Jennifer will be signing copies of her new book, Bitter following this event.
Jennifer McLagan is a chef, food stylist and writer who has worked in Toronto, London and Paris as well as her native Australia. Two of her previous books, Bones (2005) and Fat (2007), each won Beard and IACP awards, with Fat being named the Beard Cookbook of the Year, and Odd Bits (2011) was nominated for both awards. Jennifer is a regular contributor to Fine Cooking and Food & Drink. She has lived in Toronto for more than thirty years with her sculptor husband, Haralds Gaikis, with whom she escapes to Paris as often as possible.
David Leite is the publisher of the two-time James Beard Award-winning website Leite’s Culinaria (LCcooks.com) and is the writer of The David Blahg (TheDavidBlahg.com). He’s also the author of The New Portuguese Table, which took home the IACP First Book/Julia Child Award. His writing has appeared in The New York Times (James Beard Award), Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Men’s Health, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times and The Washington Post among others. He’s a correspondent for public radio's program "The Splendid Table" hosted by Lynne Rossetto Kasper. David has also appeared on History Channel 2′s "United Stuff of America," Food Network’s "Beat Bobby Flay," "The Today Show," "Radical Sabbatical" and is a regular guest on WTNH-TV. He's currently at work on a book titled Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Bipolar Disorder, and Love.
This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In partnership with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers. See the complete line-up here.