Media Room

“Publicity is like the air we breathe; if we have it not, we die.”

—Chef and cookbook author Alexis Soyer (1810-1858), as quoted in Becoming A Chef (p. 8)

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg are happy to be interviewed by the media on subjects related to food and drink — including chefs, cooking, culinary creativity, culinary trends, flavor development, flavor dynamics, flavor pairings, food, food and beverage pairing, menu design, nutrition, plant-strong diet, restaurant criticism, restaurants, vegetarian and vegan cuisine, wine, and other aspects of eating and drinking and dining in America.

They can be reached directly via email at authors@karenandandrew.com, or via cell at 646.715.3540.

To schedule an interview and/or to obtain a review copy of KITCHEN CREATIVITY, please contact Little, Brown c/o Zea Moscone (zea.moscone@hbgusa.com) at 212.364.1464.

2016 media mentions include About.com, Austin American-Statesman, Birmingham, Chatelaine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cosmopolitan, CulinaryAgents.com, Eater.com, Food & Wine, Food52.com, Forbes Travel Guide, LiveMint.com, Louisville Courier-Journal, New York Times Style, People, Pittsburgh, Restaurant Hospitality, San Diego, Tastebook.com, Time Out, Town & Style, Zoomer, and more.

Latest Media Mentions

Dec 1, 2017:

Host Rob Ferrett Interviews Karen Page on Wisconsin Public Radio

“Central Time” host Rob Ferrett interviews Karen Page about KITCHEN CREATIVITY on “Food Friday” on Wisconsin Public Radio.

Food Friday: Kitchen Creativity

On this Food Friday, we talk about the role creativity plays in the kitchen and we learn some new ways to be more inventive and intuitive in our cooking.

Dec 1, 2017:

KITCHEN CREATIVITY Featured on KTRS 550 AM in St. Louis

Karen Page is interviewed about KITCHEN CREATIVITY by KTRS 550 AM Radio in St. Louis:

Author Karen Page on her new book KITCHEN CREATIVITY she wrote with husband Andrew Dornenburg by KTRS 550am

Stream Author Karen Page on her new book KITCHEN CREATIVITY she wrote with husband Andrew Dornenburg by KTRS 550am from desktop or your mobile device

Nov 29, 2017:

Queen of Vegan Desserts “Can’t Put KITCHEN CREATIVITY Down”

Fran Costigan has been rightly called “the queen of vegan desserts,” and she reviews KITCHEN CREATIVITY on her blog, writing:

“The very charming couple Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg, authors of many award-winning cookbooks – including my looked-at-every-day The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, the inquestionably indispensable guide that belongs in every kitchen – has done it again with their latest book, Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius—With Wisdom, Inspiration, And Ideas From The World’s Most Creative Chefs.…It’s a fact that I cannot put Kitchen Creativity down, and I guarantee you will feel the same way, too.”

Kitchen Creativity by Karen Page & Andrew Dornenberg – Fran Costigan

The very charming couple Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg, authors of many award-winning cookbooks – including my looked-at-every-day The Vegetarian Flavor Bible , the inquestionably indispensable guide that belongs in every kitchen – has done it again with their latest book, Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius-With Wisdom, Inspiration, And Ideas From The World’s Most Creative Chefs.

Nov 29, 2017:

Cookstr Podcast on “Finding Creativity In The Kitchen” via KITCHEN CREATIVITY

Cookstr‘s Kara Rota interviews Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg for her podcast about “Finding Creativity in the Kitchen with Science and Intuition” and their latest book KITCHEN CREATIVITY, commenting:

“Is great cooking science, or is it an art? Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page show how it’s both in their new book KITCHEN CREATIVITY, helping you bring creative tools into your home kitchen.”

Finding Creativity in the Kitchen with Science and Intuition

Is great cooking science, or is it an art? Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page show how it’s both in their new book KITCHEN CREATIVITY, helping you bring creative tools into your home kitchen. Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page are the team behind the new book Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius–with Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World’s Most Creative Chefs.

Nov 28, 2017:

Shelf Awareness: KITCHEN CREATIVITY One of “Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2017”

Shelf Awareness names “Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2017,” which include KITCHEN CREATIVITY, about which Sara Catterall writes:

“Recipes are a good place for anyone to start cooking, but it can be more rewarding to learn how to cook inventively to please your tastes, with the best ingredients available to you. Food writer Karen Page (THE FLAVOR BIBLE) has written many acclaimed books with photography by her husband, Andrew Dornenburg. In KITCHEN CREATIVITY she compiles the advice of successful chefs, and studies how they manage their creative lives. Sections discuss techniques, how flavors and textures work together, and how to invent new dishes. In sidebars and subsections, Page offers a five-step creative process, historical origins of flavor combinations, sources for the best ingredients, book recommendations and lists of award-winning chefs and restaurants. An encyclopedia-style section is meant to spark ideas with entries such as Altitude, Enneagrams and Summer. This book will appeal to cooks at every level, and those interested in creativity, whatever the medium.  Discover: A top food writer presents the creative lives and technical advice of professional chefs in this combination creativity study and cooking manual.”

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Nov 21, 2017:

Seattle Chef Makini Howell Featured in KITCHEN CREATIVITY

Rebekah Denn at the Seattle Times profiles chef-restaurateur Makini Howell of Plum Bistro, writing:

Outside Seattle, people see Howell as a chef with star power. Singer Stevie Wonder hired Howell as personal chef for his 2015 “Songs In The Key Of Life” tour. Queen Latifah invited Howell on her talk show to make BBQ oyster-mushroom burgers and dairy-free milkshakes. (“The only vegan-burger truck in the nation, and it’s run by a woman!” the Queen cheered on TV.) Actor Joaquin Phoenix blurbed her cookbook, “Plum” (Sasquatch Books, $29.95), as did Grammy-winners India.Arie and Common. (Full disclosure: I worked for Sasquatch on that cookbook’s editorial team, though I am not a Grammy winner.) Now, Howell joins a list of Seattle’s award-laden big names — Tom Douglas, Renee Erickson, Maria Hines, Holly Smith — cited in a heavy-hitting new book, KITCHEN CREATIVITY by Karen Page (Little, Brown & Co., $40) amassing wisdom from “the world’s most creative chefs.”

Chef Makini Howell: ‘I’ve worked really hard to make veganism something delicious’

Makini Howell, the owner of a vegan mini-empire which includes Plum Bistro, Plum Burger and more, has been named one of the “world’s most creative chefs.” Share story Inside Seattle, you might hear of Makini Howell in low-key ways. The restaurateur’s mini-empire, a branch of her family’s vegan-food business, began in 2009 with Plum Bistro, an upscale restaurant on Capitol Hill.

Nov 17, 2017:

Milwaukee Chef On His Third Copy of Beloved CULINARY ARTISTRY

Kristine Kierzek of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiles the chef of Sargento’s Ulrich Koberstein, who mentions CULINARY ARTISTRY as the “cookbook he’ll never part with”:

Cookbook he’ll never part with:  You used to wait for cookbooks almost like an album. Probably the best one I ever bought is not a cookbook in the traditional sense, but an ingredient book:  CULINARY ARTISTRY by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page. I picked up a copy when I was cooking in London.

When I came to America and started cooking at the Ritz-Carlton, that is what I picked up most. I’m on my third copy now. I bought my first copy in Books for Cooks, a great store in London.”

Wisconsin is home for Sargento’s German-born chef

Fork. Spoon. Life. Ulrich Koberstein Born in Germany and raised in South Africa, Ulrich Koberstein has lived in eight countries. Of all the places he’s lived, he sees Wisconsin as the perfect place to raise his family. Koberstein first came to America 20 years ago to work for the Ritz-Carlton.

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg and their books have been featured extensively in countless global, national, and regional media, including:

  • Associated Press
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Bon Appetit
  • CBS Radio
  • Eater
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Fine Cooking
  • Food & Wine
  • Food 52
  • Food Everyday
  • Foodista
  • Forbes
  • Good Morning America
  • Harvard Business School
  • Health
  • Library Journal
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Macleans
  • New York Post
  • npr
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Restaurant Hospitality
  • Restaurants and Institutions
  • Saveur
  • The Daily Meal
  • The Diane Rehm Show
  • The Huffington Post
  • The New York Times
  • The Times of India
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • Today
  • Town & Country
  • US News & World Report
  • Vegetarian Times