Join Yours Truly In Conversation with Fanny Singer and Alice Waters

(Illustration courtesy of "Silicon Valley Reads'')
(Illustration courtesy of “Silicon Valley Reads”)

You’re invited to join me in conversation with Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters and her daughter Fanny Singer at 6 p.m., March 11. All virtually, of course. And all part of this year’s Silicon Valley Reads series of events.

Just what was it like to grow up the only child of the iconic chef who launched the California cuisine revolution? Singer, the founder of lifestyle brand Permanent Collection and holder of a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, answers that question and more in her memoir, “Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes & Stories” (Knopf), which debuted last year.

Singer practically grew up in the kitchen of the world-famous restaurant, snuggled in an oversized pot or salad bowl, while her mother took care of business, overseeing the pristine produce from local farms that came through the doors that starred in simple yet stunning dishes each night. Summers were spent in France at wineries owned by friends and scouring farmers markets for impeccable finds. Why did Singer not become a chef, herself? And why did she originally turn down the opportunity to write a book like this? You’ll find out why.

This free, online event is co-hosted by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, and in partnership with the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library District, and the San Jose Public Library.

To register, just click here.

This year’s theme for Silicon Valley Reads is “connecting,” which is apropos, given how challenging that has been for all to do this past year, thanks to a worldwide pandemic.

“Always Home” is one of six books chosen to be spotlighted this year in this annual celebration that began in 2003 to encourage the shared love of books and discussions about them. Find out more about this year’s other selected books, as well as all the other events offered by clicking here.

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