Melissa Clark & David Lebovitz
Presented by Murmrr & Community Bookstore

Melissa Clarke

David Lebovitz

$15.00 - $65.00
All Ages
Murmrr Lit welcomes Melissa Clark (Dinner in French) & David Lebovitz (Drinking French) for a special joint launch of their new cookbooks.

About Dinner in French:

Just as Julia Child brought French cooking to twentieth-century America, so now Melissa Clark brings French cooking into the twenty-first century. She first fell in love with France and French food as a child; her parents spent their August vacations traversing the country in search of the best meals with Melissa and her sister in tow. Near to her heart, France is where Melissa’s family learned to cook and eat. And as her own culinary identity blossomed, so too did her understanding of why French food is beloved by Americans.

Now Melissa, one of the nation’s favorite food writers, marries the French food she loves with the weeknight friendly techniques and ingredients she relies on in her Brooklyn kitchen. In Dinner in French, you will find a Ratatouille Sheet-pan Chicken; a Tahini Omelet that marries traditional and modern; a golden and puffy Cornmeal and Harissa Soufflé that resembles a southern spoon bread. New classics include Roasted Tarragon Chicken with Crispy Mushrooms, Scalloped Potato Gratin, and Apricot Tarte Tatin.

About Drinking French:

Bestselling cookbook author, memoirist, and popular blogger David Lebovitz delves into the drinking culture of France in Drinking French. This beautifully photographed collection features 160 recipes for everything from coffee, hot chocolate, and tea to apéritifs such as Kir and Lillet, classic and modern cocktails from the hottest Paris bars, and creative infusions using fresh fruit and French liqueurs. And because the French can’t imagine drinking without having something to eat alongside, David includes crispy, salty snacks to serve with your concoctions. Each recipe is accompanied by David’s witty and informative stories about the ins and outs of life in France, as well as photographs taken on location in Paris and beyond.

Whether you have a trip to France booked and want to know what and where to drink, or just want to infuse your next get-together with a little French flair, Drinking French will make you the toast of the town.

BIOS:

Melissa Clark is the author of Dinner, Dinner in an Instant, and Comfort in an Instant and is a staff writer for the New York Times Food section, where she writes their wildly popular food column, “A Good Appetite.” The winner of multiple James Beard and IACP awards, Melissa is the host of the “Weeknight Kitchen” podcast on NPR’s The Splendid Table. Melissa earned an MFA in writing from Columbia, and her work has been selected for the Best American Food Writing. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

David Lebovitz has been a professional cook and baker for most of his life; he spent nearly thirteen years at Chez Panisse until he left the restaurant business in 1999 to write books. He moved to Paris in 2004 and turned his website into a phenomenally popular blog. He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including My Paris Kitchen, The Perfect Scoop, Ready for Dessert, and The Great Book of Chocolate, and two memoirs, The Sweet Life in Paris and L’Appart. He was named one of the top five pastry chefs in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Chronicle. David has also been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Cook’s Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Saveur, Travel + Leisure, Better Homes and Gardens, People, and more.

Tickets:

(1) General Admission + (1) copy of Dinner in French + (1) copy of Drinking French ($65)

(1) General Admission + (1) copy of Dinner in French ($42)

(1) General Admission + (1) copy of Drinking French ($35)

(1) General Admission ($15)

Venue Information:
Murmrr Ballroom
17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY, 11238