Start: 12:00 pm
Also appearing: Sebastien Rouxel Featuring Bouchon Bakery baked goods and coffee/tea serviceChef Thomas Keller shares his newest cookbook, Bouchon Bakery ($50.00). This cookbook, Keller's fifth, is a joyous exploration of his favorite all-American childhood treats and of the classic French pastries he adored as a young chef in Paris. Written with Sebastien Rouxel, who oversees pastry for The French Laundry, the Bouchon Bakeries, and per se, Bouchon Bakery is a wonder of beauty, playfulness, and inspired technique. Its recipes are marvels of ingenuity and simplicity.Thomas Keller, author of The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, Under Pressure, Ad Hoc at Home, and Bouchon Bakery, has six restaurants and six bakeries in the U.S. which continue to elevate the industry’s standards. Keller’s three-star Michelin Guide-rated fine dining restaurants, The French Laundry and per se, are considered two of the best restaurants in America and are consistently ranked among the top five eateries in the world. Priority seating to this Book Passage event with purchase of the author's new book from Book Passage.
Start: 7:00 pm
Celebrated historian David Nasaw brings to life the story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy, in the first biography authorized by the Kennedy family. Joseph Patrick Kennedy — whose life spanned the First World War, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the Cold War — was the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. The father of President John F. Kennedy, and Senators Robert and Edward Kennedy, “Joe” Kennedy was an indomitable and elusive figure, whose dreams of advancement for his nine children were matched only by his extraordinary personal ambition and shrewd financial skills. Kennedy’s story deserves to be told, and Nasaw’s magnificent The Patriarch ($40.00) is the best biography to do so. David Nasaw is the author of the New York Times bestselling Andrew Carnegie, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Business Week Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the New York Historical Society Prize in American History. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, The London Review of Books, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. He lives in New York City.