Author event with Kevin West - Author of Saving the Season

Join us for the quintessential summer event with Kevin West, author of Saving the Season. Strawberry jam. Pickled beets. Homegrown tomatoes. These are the tastes of Kevin West’s Southern childhood, and they are the tastes that inspired him to “save the season,” as he traveled from the citrus groves of Southern California to the cranberry bogs of Massachusetts and everywhere in between, chronicling America’s rich preserving traditions. Here, West presents his findings: 220 recipes for sweet and savory jams, pickles, cordials, cocktails, candies, and more; plus 300 full-color photographs. From Classic Apricot Jam to Green Tomato Chutney; from Pickled Asparagus with Tarragon and Green Garlic to Scotch Marmalade,Saving the Season is the ultimate guide for cooks — from the novice to the professional — and the only book you need to save (and savor) the season throughout the entire year. Kevin West is from rural Blount County in eastern Tennessee. He attended Deep Springs, an experimental college in the White Mountains of California, and Sewanee: The University of the South. For 13 years he was on staff at W magazine, with postings in New York, Paris, and Los Angeles, where he was West Coast editor and where he still lives. He runs the blog; writes about food, culture, and travel; and produces a retail collection of jams and marmalades. He is certified as a Master Food Preserver by the University of California Cooperative Extension. “The secret corner where nostalgia meets innovation is where all food thinkers do their best work. Kevin West carves out that nook for you. . . . Traditional and quirky alike, Saving the Season is an endearing, romantic, and most of all practical resource for everyone — whether [you are] cleaning out the fridge, making the rounds at the greenmarket or just late to a strawberry picking date with Grandma. I, for one, am inspired and obsessed!”—Christina Tosi, author of Momofuku Milk Bar “Kevin West’s enthusiasm is infectious and his recipes seductive. Whether you are at work in the kitchen or savoring it in your armchair, great pleasures await within in the pages of Saving the Season.”—Scott Peacock, co-author of The Gift of Southern Cooking “Saving the Season is smart, romantic, poetic, and practical. . . . A damned good read and gorgeous photos, too.”—David Tanis, author of A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
37215 Nashville
Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving: A Cookbook By Kevin West Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307599483
Availability: Special Order - Usually Arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - June 25th, 2013