Whisking Up One Souffle at a Time: A Conversation with Anne Willan and Amy Friedman
Join Authors Anne Willan and Amy Friedman as they discuss Anne’s new book, One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France with Recipes. Anne and Amy will tell the inside story of memoir writing, good food and life in France, including anecdotes that did not make it into print. They will be happy to answer questions and share the secret recipe to a long life in the kitchen.
About the speakers:
Anne Willan has had an extraordinary career in the culinary arts and is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on French cooking. She founded École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975, and has had more than 50 years of experience as a teacher, cookbook author, culinary historian and food columnist. She has written more than 30 books, including La Varenne Pratique, French Regional Cooking and the 17-volume, photo-illustrated Look and Cook series, showcased in her 26-part PBS program. Anne’s books have been published in 24 countries and translated into 18 languages. In May of 2013, Anne was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame and her last book, The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes that Made the Modern Cookbook was awarded the Jane Grigson prize for outstanding literary writing by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, as well as the prize for best book in the Food History Category.
Amy Friedman is an author and creative writing teacher whose books include Desperado’s Wife: A Memoir, Kick the Dog and Shoot the Cat, and Nothing Sacred: A Conversation with Feminism. She also works as a ghostwriter and editor. Her articles, essays and stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers and numerous anthologies. Since 1992 Amy has written the internationally syndicated newspaper feature “Tell Me A Story” for Universal UClick, a column that has spawned two book collections and three audiobooks. Amy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, teacher and writer Dennis Danziger.
A book signing and reception with themed refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30.
Held in the Mark Taper Auditorium of the Los Angeles Central Library downtown.
Free and open to the public