Holiday Luncheon with Author Ann Hood at the Sakonnet Point Club
November 9, 2018
Partners Village Store and Kitchen is pleased to welcome author Ann Hood for our holiday author luncheon at the Sakonnet Point Club (11 Bluff Head Avenue, Little Compton, RI) on Thursday, December 13th at 11:30am. Ms. Hood will speak about her latest book Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love and Food. This event is open to the public and tickets cost $25.00. The ticket includes lunch. Please call Partners Village Store (508) 636 – 2572 to reserve your spot for this unique event, space is limited! Tickets will be held at Partners Village Store and must be picked up beforehand.
“Eminently readable, Kitchen Yarns, Ann Hood’s tender, witty, and funny voyage through a life of food, reminds us that the visceral taste memories of our past are essential benchmarks of our life, and that the stories of a family are always best felt and expressed through those dishes.” — Jacques Pépin, world-renowned chef and author of Heart & Soul in the Kitchen.
In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls.
From her Italian American childhood through singlehood, raising and feeding a growing family, divorce, and a new marriage to food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother’s tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother’s special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches.
Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood’s own home. She cooked pork roast to warm her first apartment, used two cups of dried basil for her first attempt at making pesto, taught her children how to make their favorite potatoes, found hope in her daughter’s omelet after a divorce, and fell in love again—with both her husband and his foolproof chicken stock.
Hood tracks her lifelong journey in the kitchen with twenty-seven heartfelt essays, each accompanied by a recipe (or a few). In “Carbonara Quest,” searching for the perfect spaghetti helped her cope with lonely nights as a flight attendant. In the award-winning essay “The Golden Silver Palate,” she recounts the history of her fail-safe dinner party recipe for Chicken Marbella—and how it did fail her when she was falling in love. Hood’s simple, comforting recipes also include her mother’s famous meatballs, hearty Italian Beef Stew, classic Indiana Fried Chicken, the perfect grilled cheese, and a deliciously summery peach pie.
With Hood’s signature humor and tenderness, Kitchen Yarns spills tales of loss and starting from scratch, family love and feasts with friends, and how the perfect meal is one that tastes like home.
Please call Partners Village Store at (508) 636-2572 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat for our holiday luncheon, there is limited space. Thank you!