"Coming of Age in the Kitchen" with Niki Ford & Tamar Adler

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7PM

TICKET PRICES : General: $65 | Members: $50 | Students w/ID: $12

VENUE: Historic Villa

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Niki Ford
Photo by Kate Farnady
Tamar Adler speaks at a TEDx Conference.

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Niki Ford, the eighth Lucas Artists Residency Program Culinary Fellow, will join Tamar Adler, author of An Everlasting Meal and former Chez Panisse cook, and together they will present a coming of age food tale written especially for this evening. The reading of Tamar's tale, "Wherewith shall it be salted." will be paired with a tasting of the meal described in the story, thus steeping the diner in context and any consequential emotions.

This delicious experiment provokes us to think differently about our relationship to food and dining.  Discover the meal you'll be served as the details of a clandestine dinner party unfold in the story.*

Ford joined Montalvo in January 2012, and prior to being awarded her Fellowship at Montalvo, she cooked for six years at Chez Panisse in addition to multiple stints at the Rome Sustainable Food Project at the American Academy in Rome.  Adler’s An Everlasting Meal, a tribute to the late M.F.K. Fisher’s classic How to Cook a Wolf, written in 1942, is a rallying cry to the home cook, instructing one to cook and eat with “economy and grace.”

*The meal contains a snack and three courses. It is not vegetarian, does not contain red meat and may contain dairy and poultry. Wine will be served (included in the ticket price).

Read more about Niki Ford at Epicurious.

Visit Niki Ford's blog.

Visit Tamar Adler's website.

Read an interview with Niki Ford about her experience with this event.