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Cooks & Books Presents Deborah Madison: An Onion in My Pocket
August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Join us for an online conversation with Deborah Madison, author of An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables, a warm, bracingly honest memoir that also gives us an insider’s look at the vegetarian movement.
Thanks to her beloved cookbooks and groundbreaking work as the chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, Deborah Madison, though not a vegetarian herself, has long been revered as this country’s leading authority on vegetables. She profoundly changed the way generations of Americans think about cooking with vegetables, helping to transform “vegetarian” from a dirty word into a mainstream way of eating. But before she became a household name, Madison spent almost 20 years as an ordained Buddhist priest, coming of age in the midst of counterculture San Francisco. In this charmingly intimate and refreshingly frank memoir, she tells her story—and with it the story of the vegetarian movement—or the very first time.
From her childhood in Big Ag Northern California to working in the kitchen of the then-new Chez Panisse, and from the birth of food TV to the age of green markets everywhere, An Onion in My Pocket is as much the story of the evolution of American foodways as it is the memoir of the woman at the forefront. It is a deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking, and a manifesto for how to eat well.
Deborah Madison is the award-winning author of 14 cookbooks, including The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Vegetable Literacy. Her books have received four James Beard Foundation Book Awards and five awards from the IACP; she was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2016 and the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in 2005. She lives in New Mexico.
Deborah will be interviewed by Denise Clemons, Cape Gazette food columnist and author of A Culinary History of Southern Delaware: Scrapple, Beach Plums and Muskrat. She has been writing her weekly food column, Cape Flavors since 2005, focusing on seasonal, local ingredients and food history. She looks forward to sharing the discovery of new cookbooks through these discussions with cookbook authors.
Online program from the Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books.
NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
- August 17
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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