Food 52 @ Darien Library Nov. 28

Amy Kundrat

Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, co-founders of the site and authors of a new FOOD 52 cookbook will be speaking and signing books at the Darien Library on Monday, November 28 at 7 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with Barret Bookstore.

Their site is a celebration of the best home cooks in the country. Over the course of 52 weeks, they ran recipes competitions on the web site and that year-long exercise has turned into The Food52 Cookbook.

The authors will be presenting their book in a free public event, sharing their belief idea that great home cooking doesn’t have to be complicated or precise to be memorable. Four lucky winners will take home a complimentary copy of their cookbook. A reception and book signing will follow the author presentation, during which books will be available for purchase.

About the Authors

Amanda Hesser has been named one of 50 women game-changers in food by Gourmet. A longtime writer and editor at the New York Times, Hesser has written the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener, and edited the essay collection, Eat, Memory. Her latest book, a New York Times bestseller and the winner of a James Beard award, is The Essential New York Times Cookbook. Hesser lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Tad Friend, and their two children. Merrill Stubbs is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London. She has written for various publications, including the New York Times’ “T Living,” Edible Brooklyn, Body+Soul and, and she was the food editor for Herb Quarterly magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.