Deborah Madison

in conversation with Jane Hirshfield

Saturday, November 21st
7:00est/4:00pst

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Deborah Madison in conversation with Jane Hirshfield

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Deborah Madison’s An Onion in My Pocket: My Life With Vegetables is a warm, bracingly honest memoir that gives us an insider’s look at the vegetarian movement.

Deborah is the author of 14 cookbooks and countless articles on food, cooking, and farming. She is revered for bringing vegetarian cooking to a wide audience, including non-vegetarians, via Greens restaurant and her cookbooks. A bestselling author, her first cookbook was The Greens Cookbook and her recent books include The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Vegetable Literacy, which was awarded both a James Beard award and an IACP award. She lives in Northern New Mexico with her husband, painter Patrick McFarlin.

Jane Hirshfield‘s recently released collection, Ledger: Poems has been hailed as the most important and masterly work of her career. She is the author of nine collections of poetry, including the newly released LedgerThe Beauty, long-listed for the National Book Award and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015; Come, ThiefAfter, named a Best Book of 2006 by The Washington PostThe San Francisco Chronicle, and the Financial Times, and a finalist for England’s prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize; Given Sugar, Given Salt finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award, and winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award; The Lives of the HeartThe October PalaceOf Gravity & Angels, winner of the Poetry Center Book Award; and Alaya.

“The garden is the other side of the kitchen”.

– Deborah Madison, Vegetable Literacy

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    What is your all time favorite recipe to make?

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    What is one ingredient you can’t live without?

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    For Jane: What are your thoughts about 2021 and how we can approach it with hope and creativity?

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    What is the relationship that you see between poetry and food?

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    What is your point of view surrounding being a vegetarian/ the moral dilemmas around eating meat / not wanting to contribute to the meat industry and the health benefits vs risks side of the debate?

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    What are you working on now?

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    Who are some of your favorite authors, whether fiction or non-fiction, and have they influenced your writing?

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    What can you share about reducing inflammation in the body through the foods we eat?

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    What combination of market ingredients is most inspiring right now? What would you make from those ingredients?

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    What is the research process like going into writing a cookbook? How do you compile these recipes into an organized, logical whole? How long does it take?

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    When did you discover your love for food and healthy cooking?

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    How can spending time in the garden help us be better cooks?

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    Do you have a cooking model?

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    For those of us who don’t have gardens, how can understanding relationships between plants help us be more informed food shoppers and eaters?

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    What was your inspiration for writing “Vegetable Literacy”?

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