Recipe for a delectable and stimulating talk: take an award-winning novelist and a fabulous cookbook writer. Add a flavour of Jane Austen, equal doses of intelligence, humour and sensibility. Sprinkle with business acumen, passion and sympathy. Let the audience add their pinch of salt. To be consumed and enjoyed immediately.
Allegra Goodman’s first book was published on the day she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. The New Yorker features many of her short stories. The Cookbook Collector is her sixth novel.