Parnassus Books is pleased to present a virtual event for author Vivian Howard for her new cookbook, This Will Make it Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking.
This will be a Zoom event, and ticket holders will receive the Zoom link by email the day of the event, first at 9am, then again at 5pm. If you have purchased a ticket but have not received the link to view the event by 30 minutes prior to the start time, please first check your spam/junk/bulk folder, then email for assistance. Please note, the start time for this event is 6pm central.
There are three ticketing options available for this virtual event.
•Donation-based ticket, which allows attendees to contribute what they wish, and supports the ongoing work of Parnassus during these trying times.
•$47.50, which includes a hardcover copy of This Will Make it Taste Good and priority shipping to a US address
•$62.50, which includes a hardcover copy of This Will Make it Taste Good and shipping to an international address
About the book:
Vivian Howard's first cookbook chronicling the food of Eastern North Carolina, Deep Run Roots, was named one of the best of the year by 18 national publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, Bon Appetit, and Eater, and won an unprecedented four IACP awards, including Cookbook of the Year. Now, Vivian returns with an essential work of home-cooking genius that makes simple food exciting and accessible, no matter your skill level in the kitchen.
Each chapter of This Will Make It Taste Good is built on a flavor hero--a simple but powerful recipe like her briny green sauce, spiced nuts, fruit preserves, deeply caramelized onions, and spicy pickled tomatoes. Like a belt that lends you a waist when you're feeling baggy, these flavor heroes brighten, deepen, and define your food.
Many of these recipes are kitchen crutches, dead-easy, super-quick meals to lean on when you're limping toward dinner. There are also kitchen projects, adventures to bring some more joy into your life. Vivian's mission is not to protect you from time in your kitchen, but to help you make the most of the time you've got.
Nothing is complicated, and more than half the dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, or both. These recipes use ingredients that are easy to find, keep around, and cook with--lots of chicken, prepared in a bevy of ways to keep it interesting, and common vegetables like broccoli, kale, squash, and sweet potatoes that look good no matter where you shop.
And because food is the language Vivian uses to talk about her life, that's what these recipes do, next to stories that offer a glimpse at the people, challenges, and lessons learned that stock the pantry of her life.
About the author:
Vivian Howard is the New York Times bestselling author of Deep Run Roots, which was named Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She co-created and stars in the public television shows Somewhere South and A Chef's Life, for which she has won Peabody, Emmy, and James Beard awards . She runs the restaurants Chef and the Farmer, Benny's Big Time, Lenoir, and Handy & Hot. Vivian lives in Deep Run, North Carolina, with her husband, Ben, and their twins, Theo and Flo.