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Young Lions Forum: Eating at Home


May 18, 2009

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Join us for an evening that will make your mouth water!  With the Obamas's vegetable patch, celebrity chefs on tv, and the organic food movement in full swing, a home-cooked meal is increasingly what's for dinner.  Why did we put cooking on the back burner?  What is enticing us to put our aprons on again?  Rocco DiSpirito, Marion Nestle, Julie Powell, and Amanda Hesser dig into the politics -- and the pleasures -- of eating at home. 

Rocco DiSpirito was named Food & Wine's Best New Chef in 1999 and is the author of several cookbooks including Rocco's Real Life Recipes, Rocco Gets Real: Cook at Home Everyday, and the classic Flavors.

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University.  Her influential books include What to Eat and the James Beard Foundation award-winning Food Politics.

Julie Powell
endeavored to cook every recipe in the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking and blog about her experiences.  Her bestselling book Julia & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment is the basis of a forthcoming film directed by Nora Ephron.

Amanda Hesser
is a renowned food writer, editor, and author of Cooking for Mr. Latte, A Food Lover's Courtship, with Recipes and most recently Eat, Memory, a collection of the 400 most noteworthy recipes published in The New York Times since 1853.