Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Online • Live • 3:00pm PT/6:00pm ET
Participation in this special event requires ordering a copy of Cheese, Wine, and Bread from Book Passage. Once you make your purchase, we will send you a link and a password closer to the event date to access the conversation via Crowdcast.
Join Katie Quinn in-conversation with food YouTuber and podcaster Jen Phanomrat to celebrate the publication of Katie's new book, Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France! Plus, Katie will demo her Cheddar Brownies recipe from the book during the event.
In this delightful, full-color tour of France, England, and Italy, YouTube star Katie Quinn shares the stories and science behind everyone's fermented favorites—cheese, wine, and bread—along with classic recipes.
Delicious staples of a great meal, bread, cheese, and wine develop their complex flavors through a process known as fermentation. Katie Quinn spent months as an apprentice with some of Europe’s most acclaimed experts to study the art and science of fermentation. Visiting grain fields, vineyards, and dairies, Katie brings the stories and science of these foods to the table, explains the process of each craft, and introduces the people behind them.
What will keep readers glued to the book like a suspense novel is Katie's personal journey as an expat discovering herself abroad; Katie's vulnerability will turn readers into fans, and they'll finish the book feeling like they're her best friends, trusted with her innermost revelations. In England, Katie becomes a cheesemonger at Neal's Yard Dairy, London’s preeminent cheese shop—the beginning of a journey that takes her from a goat farm in rural Somerset to a nationwide search for innovating dairy gurus. In Italy, Katie offers an inside look at Italian winemaking with the Comellis at their family-owned vineyard in Northeast Italy and witnesses the diversity of vintners as she makes her way around Italy. In France, Katie meets the reigning queen of bread, Apollonia Poilâne of Paris' famed Poilâne Bakery, apprentices at boulangeries in Paris learning the ins and outs of sourdough, and travels the country to uncover the present and future of French bread.
Part artisanal survey, part travelogue, and part cookbook, featuring watercolor illustrations and gorgeous photographs, Cheese, Wine, and Bread is an outstanding gastronomic tour for foodies, cooks, artisans, and armchair travelers alike.
Katie Quinn is a video creator, podcast host, and cookbook author. She thinks there is a story to be told everywhere and that food connects people. Every week she posts food and travel videos to her YouTube channel, QKatie. Her slogan is Keep It Quirky because she thinks life, both in the kitchen and out of it, is more enjoyable if you don’t take yourself too seriously. She currently lives in Italy. You can find more information about Katie here: www.katie-quinn.com/
Jen Phanomrat is the co-founder of Just Eat Life, where she explores and makes all things delicious, cozy, and empowering. Her vibrant creations are influenced by her culturally diverse hometown, Queens, NY, along with Filipino and Thai roots.
Katie Quinn photo by Connor Boals; Jen Phanomrat photo courtesy of author