Elizabeth Gilbert: Cooks with Books - At Home on the Range

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 6:30pm

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Admission $115 per person
Introduced by Dave Eggers

Join Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of  Eat, Pray, Love, for a tribute to our mothers and our mother's mothers. For decades, they cooked and celebrated life in the kitchen. That was true for Margaret Yardley Potter, Gilbert's great grandmother and a longtime cooking columnist in the early decades of the 20th century. An accomplished cook and an epicurean adventurer in her day, Potter encouraged interest in farmer's markets, ethnic foods, and other approaches far ahead of their time. Be it luck or fate, Gilbert recently stumbled upon her great grandmother's collection of recipes. She has now revived this heirloom collection and given it new life in a lovely new edition from McSweeney's, At Home on the Range. [ For more about this remarkable book, check out this just published Huffington Post interview with Elizabeth Gilbert.]

"This book is a beautiful time capsule that looks back to the roots of American gastronomy, when the values of gardening and fresh ingredients were the primary inspiration. Margaret Yardley Potter's warm, witty stories and recipes show us that our great-grandmothers instinctually understood that food is central to a life well-lived." - Alice Waters

Don't miss this very special event!
Elizabeth Gilbert will be introduced by McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers, who will speak a bit about ScholarMatch, the organization to which a portion of the proceeds of this new book are being donated. Tickets are $115 per person. Price includes meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip, & a signed copy of the book. Proceeds benefit the educational nonprofits 826 National and ScholarMatch.

Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy

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