What’s Good?: A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients: Peter Hoffman in Conversation with Adam Gopnik - 92Y, New York

Your Cart

What’s Good?: A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients

Peter Hoffman in Conversation with Adam Gopnik
Peter Hoffman and Adam Gopnik

Culinary pioneer Peter Hoffman, who introduced farm-to-table cooking to New York City with his beloved Soho restaurant Savoy, and later Back Forty, chats with longtime friend The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik about his new book What’s Good? A Memoir in Fourteen Ingredients.

Hoffman talks about his passion for ethically and locally sourced food, and for the ever-changing glories of the Union Square Greenmarket. And he shares his vision of the restaurant as a place not only for the pleasures of the table, but for nourishing community in all directions — patrons, staff, farmers, the refrigerator repairman, and more. Reflecting on the challenges and joys of running a restaurant, Hoffman also shares how he creates some of his favorite dishes — Pork Shoulder with Pimenton Rub, Rabe with Garlic, Chiles and Parmesan, and his wife’s Peach and Raspberry Pie, as Gopnik recounts the many sublime dinners he enjoyed at Savoy. At the heart of it all is Hoffman’s reverence for ingredients and his appreciation for the interconnectedness needed to forge a life in food. Hear about it all from a man dedicated to exploring — and savoring — what’s good.

Please note: books can only be shipped domestically.

92Y needs your help. We are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. Your ticket purchase helps sustain our beloved institution and supports the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Please consider donating today at 92Y.org/HelpNow. Thank you.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Programs taking place online:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.

Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:
Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.

Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:
Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.

Peter Hoffman

Chef Peter Hoffman is the curious cook’s cook. As the former chef/owner of Savoy and Back Forty restaurants …

Adam Gopnik

Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. During his more than thirty years at the magazine …

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.