Women in the Kitchen: 12 Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat

Presented by Anne Willan
Culinary Historian, Author, Cooking Teacher
 
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Women cookbook writers have had an enormous influence on the way we eat today. In her latest book, Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today, Anne Willan profiles twelve of these women–from Hannah Woolley in the mid-1600s to Fannie Farmer, Edna Lewis, Alice Waters, and her dear friend, Julia Child. From her home in London, via Zoom, Anne will discuss the lives and works of these women, whose landmark books have defined cooking over the past three hundred years. Highlighting their historical contributions and most representative recipes, Anne shows how they created the foundation of the American table.Anne will discuss these topics in a conversation with CHC President Scott Warner, and will gladly take your questions at the end of her program.
 
Biography: Anne Willan has more than 50 years of experience as a cooking teacher, author, and culinary historian. The founder of renowned French cooking school La VarenneAnne was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Hall of Fame for her “body of work” in May, 2013. She has also received the International Association of Culinary Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award, multiple James Beard Foundation Awards for her cookbooks, and was named Bon Appétit magazine’s Cooking Teacher of the Year in 2000. In July 2014, Anne was awarded the rank of Chevalier of the French the Légion d’Honneur for her accomplishments in promoting the gastronomy of France. Her more than 30 books include La Varenne Pratique, (1989); The Country Cooking of France, (2007); and The Cookbook Library, (2012).
 
Saturday November 28, 2020
10:30 am
Via ZOOM

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