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National Writers Series Presents

The Lost Kitchen Chef, Cookbook Author Erin French

Nov 08, 2023

NOTE: The start time of this event has been changed to 8:00pm.

The National Writers Series is excited to host Erin French, owner and chef of the Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine. She also plays a starring role in Magnolia Network’s The Lost Kitchen, now in its third season. Her famous farm-to-table restaurant was named one of Time magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” and selected by Bloomberg as one of "12 Restaurants Worth Traveling Across the World to Experience".

Erin is visiting Traverse City to talk about Big Heart Little Stove. It includes 75 recipes, your new go-to inspiration for creating thoughtful, meaningful, and refreshingly simple meals. But it’s more than just a cookbook, describing tips and tricks that Erin has used in her own dining room. A wonderful Christmas gift for you or your favorite cook! She previously published Finding Freedom, her New York Times bestselling memoir, and The Lost Kitchen, a gorgeous, four-season look at cooking in Maine.

Erin French is a born-and-raised native of Freedom, Maine, home of The Lost Kitchen and where she learned early the simple pleasures of thoughtful food and the importance of gathering for a meal. Her love of sharing Maine and its delicious heritage with curious dinner guests and new friends alike has been lauded by such outlets such as The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Chew, CBS This Morning, The Today Show, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Food & Wine.

Guest host is Cara McDonald, a writer and the executive editor of and Traverse Northern Michigan magazine. A veteran editor of regional magazines, she's long written about farm-to-table cooking and puts high value on a sense of place, just like Erin. In fact, she's one of her long-time fans. Cara lives with her family in Traverse City.

Each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Big Heart Little Stove, available on Oct. 31 for pick up at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., Traverse City, or at the event. (The book price reflects a 20% discount, and includes sales tax.) Erin will personalize books at the event!

Student Tickets: $10


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 8:00pm

Season Sponsor: NorthGuard Technology Group
Arts Benefactor: Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Grantors: Michigan Arts and Culture Council and the National Endowment for the Arts
Media Sponsors: Traverse City Record-Eagle, Interlochen Public Radio, Up North Media,
Midwest Broadcasting, Northern Express
Supporting Sponsors: Image 360, Amical, Cambria Suites, The Copy Shop
Official Airport: Cherry Capital Airport
Bookstore Partner: Horizon Books

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