Bottom row: Chef Daniel Boulud (DANIEL, Cafe Boulud, Boulud Sud, et al), Chef James Kent (The NoMad, Eleven Madison Park, and his own forthcoming Manhattan restaurant), and Chef Lior Lev Sercarz (La Boite)
“KITCHEN CREATIVITY is a book we would love to have written. A delectable mix of sensuality, intellect, insight and surprise that reveals not only the secrets of creative chefs, but of creativity itself.”
—MacArthur Fellow Robert Root-Bernstein and Michele Root-Bernstein, authors, Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People
Even after coming out with 10 previous books, it’s still magical to see the entire process unfold as our clouds of inspirations take shape as wordy book proposals and then as designed pages with evocative photographs, eventually making their way onto a printer’s press to become physical reality as a book.
But the process doesn’t end there. If no one reads a book, does it make a sound?
What really brings a book to life for us is hitting the road on book tour, when the ideas we’ve gathered and sifted and honed are shared with readers, who can take insights home and put them to work immediately to make their lives better.
We love that part.
So we’re especially excited to have three great events planned in our hometown of New York City to help bring to life our forthcoming book KITCHEN CREATIVITY: Unlocking Culinary Genius–With Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World’s Most Creative Chefs (Little, Brown; Oct. 31, 2017).
First up is on Wednesday, November 1st, at 7 pm, when Karen will moderate a distinguished panel of chefs at the 92nd Street Y as part of their Kitchen Arts and Letters series. Join us to hear from legendary chef Daniel Boulud (DANIEL, Cafe Boulud, Boulud Sud, et al), who will be signing copies of the new edition of his classic Letters to a Young Chef; James Kent (formerly of Bouley and most recently of The NoMad and Eleven Madison Park), who will be launching his own new restaurant in Manhattan; and Lior Lev Sercarz (formerly sous chef at DANIEL), now of the spice shop La Boite, who will sign copies of his spice book. To register, click here.
On Saturday, November 4th, join us for a three-course lunch with wine pairings at noon at Rotisserie Georgette, where Karen will be in conversation with Bianca Bosker as the two interview each other about KITCHEN CREATIVITY and Bianca’s New York Times bestseller Cork Dork. To register, click here.
Bottom row: Chef Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Chef Damon Baehrel of Damon Baehrel, and Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy
And on Monday, November 13th, from 6 to 7:30 pm, please join us for a panel discussion of KITCHEN CREATIVITY with acclaimed chefs Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern (who will sign copies of his award-winning V is for Vegetables), Damon Baehrel of Damon Baehrel (who will sign copies of Native Harvest), and Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy (who will sign copies of Dirt Candy: A Cookbook). Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; no tickets are required.
Each of these promises to be a not-to-be-missed event, so we’ll hope to see you at all three!
KITCHEN CREATIVITY: Unlocking Culinary Genius–With Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World’s Most Creative Chefs by Karen Page, with Photographs by Andrew Dornenburg, is being published by Little, Brown and will be available at better bookstores everywhere on October 31, 2017.