Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Nicki Pendleton Wood

A Kind of Meditation

Ruth Reichl talks with Chapter 16 about the healing powers of the kitchen

September 24, 2015 Ruth Reichl was devastated when the magazine she edited, Gourmet, shut down. Where does a food writer go when there’s nowhere to go? The kitchen, of course. Reichl’s first cookbook, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Saved My Life, chronicles her rediscovery of the pleasures of cooking. Reichl will discuss the book at the Nashville Public Library on October 1, 2015, at 6:15 p.m.

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Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams remember the kitchens of their ancestors—and offer healthful versions of family staples

July 28, 2015 Soul Food Love, the new cookbook memoir by Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams, is an elegy for the foods that nourished their ancestors, as well as an up-to-the-minute collection of flavor-forward recipes for sustainable, healthful eating. The mother-daughter duo will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 9-11, 2015. All festival events are free and open to the public..

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Farm to Table—to Bookstore

Chapter 16 talks with celebrated chef Sean Brock about his new cookbook, Heritage

December 1, 2014 Sean Brock used to swear he’d never write a book. The acclaimed chef and owner of Husk was too busy making food the farm-to-table way, relying on improvisation and in-season ingredients. Nevertheless, Brock has now released a cookbook titled Heritage, and it’s a big book, too: a foot tall and 334 pages long. He will discuss Heritage at POP Nashville on December 3, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.

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Paging the Cake-Mix Doctor

Anne Byrn comes to the rescue with a whole new set of recipes for real life

November 4, 2014 Anne Byrn—famously known as the Cake Mix Doctor—talks with Chapter 16 about surviving her own culinary emergencies, the gift she brought Julia Child, and why home-cooking really is better than takeout (and not much harder to pull off). Bryne will discuss her new cookbook, Anne Byrn Saves the Day! at Parnassus Books in Nashville on November 11, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.

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