11:00 – 11:50 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall
About the author
Aleksandra Crapanzano is a screenwriter, consultant and Wall Street Journal food columnist. Recipient of the M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing from the James Beard Foundation, Aleksandra is the author of The London Cookbook, Eat. Cook. L.A. and Gâteau, which received the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the pastry category. Her work has been anthologized, most notably in Best American Food Writing, and her essays may be found in most of the major magazines, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Town & Country and, online, in Food52 and Epicurious. Aleksandra grew up in New York, London and Paris. She is married to the novelist and screenwriter John Burnham Schwartz. They live in New York with their son, Garrick, and Bouvier des Flandres, Bison.
MFOB featured book: Gâteau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes
When we think of French desserts, we tend to imagine ornate creations and confections. Perhaps we envision a tarte tatin, but rarely a homemade cake, whipped up on a weeknight with little fuss. But that is exactly what Parisians make and eat. Gâteau is filled with 150 simple, delicious cake recipes, both sweet and savory, from simple yogurt cakes to Bûches de Noël.