Join us for these great Cassoulet events! Meet Lisa and Caroline plus some of our contributors; join us for conversation, drinks and snacks.

Reading and Discussion

Fountain Bookstore
Thursday, March 20th
6:30 PM
1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Join Caroline and Libby in conversation with Fountain Bookstore’s owner, Kelly Justice, about food and family. Cake will be served!

Panel Discussion

Virginia Festival of the Book
Friday, March 21st
2:00 – 3:00 PM
City Council Chambers
605 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA

Caroline is joined by Cathal Armstrong (My Irish Table: Recipes From the Homeland and Restaurant Eve), Andrea Chesman (Recipes from the Root Cellar), Ira Wallace (The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast) and Joe Yonan (Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook) in a free-ranging discussion of food and family issues.

Past Events

Book Signing

Friday, March 8th
2 – 3 PM
Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Booth #2808, 2nd floor

Going to AWP? Visit the Roost Books booth and meet Caroline at a book signing.

Books, Inc Reading/San Francisco

Thursday, March 14th
7:00 – 8:00PM
Books, Inc.
2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco

A reading and conversation with Lisa and Caroline, plus contributors Elizabeth Crane, Gregory Dicum, and K. G. Schneider.

Ferry Plaza Cooking Demo and Signing

Saturday, March 23
11:00am – 11:45am
San Francisco Ferry Building

Join Cassoulet contributors Phyllis Grant and Elizabeth Crane for a cooking demo and reading in the Ferry Building’s classroom under the white tents. Recipes and samples for all! For more information, visit the CUESA website.

Book Passage Reading

Tuesday, March 26
7:00 – 8:00pm
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera

A reading and signing with Lisa, Caroline and contributors Phyllis Grant, Jen Larsen, and Chris Malcomb.

Omnivore Books

Tuesday, April 2nd
6:00 – 7:00pm
Omnivore Books
3885 Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco

Reading, discussion, signing, & food with Caroline, Lisa, Elizabeth Crane, Lisa McNamara, and Gregory Dicum. Learn the stories behind the recipes Caroline and Lisa contributed to the book: crema di arancello and Eli’s Super Cake.

Books, Inc/Palo Alto, Reading

Thursday, April 11
7:00-8:00 pm
Books, Inc.
Town & Country Village, El Camino Real, Palo Alto
A reading and signing with Lisa, Caroline and contributors Elizabeth Crane and K. G. Schneider.

Mrs. Dalloway’s, Berkeley,  CA

Thursday, May 2
Mrs. Dalloway’s
2904 College Avenue, Berkeley
A reading and signing with Lisa, Caroline, Phyllis Grant, Chris Malcomb, and Thomas Peele.

7th Annual Motherhood and Words Reading

The Loft Literary Center
Saturday, May 4th, 8 PM
Suite 200, Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Caroline will be reading together with Kate Hopper, author of Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers and Katrina Kenison, author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day.

Book Soup Reading

Monday, May 6th, 7 PM
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Caroline and Lisa will be hosting Max Brooks, Melissa Clark, Lisa McNamara, Dani Klein Modisett, and Stacie Stukin.

Pie Ranch Potluck Dinner and Reading

Saturday, May 18th
Pie Ranch
2080 Cabrillo Hwy
Pescadero, CA

Pie Ranch invites volunteers to their monthly workday starting at 2pm.

At 3:30, join contributor Elizabeth Crane for a jam tart-making class and hear the story behind her work at the Ferry Building and Noe Valley farmer’s markets (advance registration necessary; please email Kelly Munoz: kelly AT pieranch DOT org).

Farm tours start at 4:00, and a potluck dinner, readings from the book, and square dancing begin at 6:00. Families welcome!

Pie Ranch asks for $10 – $20 donation (sliding scale) both for the farm tour and to cover the band. Books will be available for an additional contribution.

Housing Works DISH

Wednesday, June 5th
7 PM
Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012

New York Times food writer Jeff Gordinier will represent Cassoulet at our first New York event, reading from his essay, “Why Won’t My Kids Eat Foie Gras?”

DISH is a sumptuous four-course literary feast of readings and stories, as told by New York’s hottest chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, food authors, bloggers and critics. Each “course” — Aperitif, Appetizer, Main and Dessert — features an expert in their respective field, guaranteed to provide an evening of mind-watering entertainment.

The apertif course will feature Jack From Brooklyn and his Red Hook distilled, spiced hibiscus liqueur, Sorel. Our appetizer features Jeff Gordinier, featured in the essay collection The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat and New York Times writer. Main course and dessert course info to come soon!

And for a nightcap, attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite recipe for the DISH recipe swap!

DISH is curated and hosted by David Gutowski of Largehearted Boy (look for the Cassoulet playlist, coming soon), and Kimberly M. Wetherell of Spirited.

$5 suggested donation! There will be drink and food samples to enjoy.

Inner Sunset Farmer’s Market

Sunday, June 16th
10 AM
In the parking lot between 8th and 9th Avenues, south of Irving Street
for more information, click here

Caroline will host a reading with contributors Karen Schneider and Elizabeth Crane.


Sunday, June 23rd
7 PM
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY
Contributors Aleksandra Crapanzano and Sarah Shey host a reading and discussion with their fellow New York-area Cassoulet writers Jeff Gordinier, Deborah Copaken Kogan, and Edward Lewine.

A Great Good Place For Books Reading

Sunday, July 14th
11 AM
A Great Good Place for Books
6120 La Salle Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
Caroline will be reading with Elizabeth Crane and Chris Malcomb. Peach crisp is on the menu for this event!

Pen Parentis Salon

Tuesday, November 12th
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Wall & Water (inside the Andaz Wall Street)
75 Wall Street
New York, NY

Caroline will be reading with NYC-area Cassoulet contributors Aleksandra Crapanzano and Edward Lewine, plus New Yorker contributor John Donohue at the Pen Parentis Literary Salon. More details to come!

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