Join us for a virtual author talk with Lindsay Gardner about her cookbook, Why We Cook: Women on Food Identity & Connection.
This panel event will feature Polina Chesnakova & Jess Thomson.
Lindsay Gardner is an illustrator, author, and mother of two daughters. Her watercolor and gouache illustrations have appeared in cookbooks and editorial projects, advertising campaigns, and stationery and interior design collaborations. Her food art has appeared in the Cookie Advent Cookbook (Chronicle, 2016), Pies, Fries & Ice Cream (Chronicle, 2016), and The Rituals (Chronicle, 2019). Her work can also be seen in Uppercase Magazine, Architectural Digest, StyleCarrot, Decorist, Vogue, among others. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, she's been fortunate to live in the beautiful and vibrant locales of Oakland and San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, New York, NY and Middlebury, VT.
Jess is an award-winning freelance food and travel writer, and the author of eight cookbooks, many written with Seattle-area restaurateurs, plus her recent memoir, A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Food & Wine, Cooking Light, Seattle, Sunset, and Edible Seattle magazines, and in multiple issues of the yearly Best Food Writing book collection. She lives in Seattle with her husband and eight-year-old son.
Polina is a food writer, recipe developer, and cooking class instructor. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Culture, Saveur, and The Kitchn to name a few publications. Her first cookbook, "Hot Cheese" came out in September 2020 with Chronicle Books, and she is working on a second one with Sasquatch Books called "Piece of Cake." She currently lives in Seattle, where she also teaches cooking classes at the Book Larder & The Pantry.