Owner of Book Larder, a community cookbook store in Seattle, Washington.
Lara opened Book Larder in 2011 in hopes that it would become a gathering place for lovers of food and cooking in our city. Besides selling cookbooks from the US and UK, BookLarder has an in-store kitchen, to offer cooking classes, book discussions, bake offs, and author talks with some of the brightest minds writing about cooking today.
March 11th, 2020 | 28 mins 10 secs
This episode we welcome Lukas Volger into our kitchen to chat with Sara Dickerman about his new cookbook, Start Simple. Lukas chats about his love for food, what inspired this book and plays a round of Ingredient Bingo. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Start Simple here.
March 4th, 2020 | 34 mins 32 secs
This episode we welcome Laurie Pfalzer into our kitchen for her cookbook, Simple Fruit. Laurie tells us about her love of fruit, how she created this book and all about her deep appreciation for recipe testers. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Simple Fruit here.
February 26th, 2020 | 42 mins 9 secs
This episode we welcome Bryant Terry into our kitchen to chat with Tarik Abdullah about his new cookbook, Vegetable Kingdom. Bryant shares about his background in activism, his food philosophy and hopes for the future. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Vegetable Kingdom here.
February 19th, 2020 | 34 mins 46 secs
This episode we welcome Sarah Copeland into our kitchen to chat with Aran Goyoaga about her new cookbook, Every Day is Saturday. Sarah tells us how she got started in food, what inspired her to write this book and how cooking for her family has changed over the years. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Every Day is Saturday here.
February 12th, 2020 | 29 mins 34 secs
This episode we welcome Sapana Chandra, founder of Real + Vibrant, into our kitchen for her first cookbook, Plant Power Bowls. Sapana discusses her health story, her blog and some recipe ideas. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Plant Power Bowls here.
February 5th, 2020 | 30 mins 7 secs
This episode we welcome Jennifer Tyler Lee into our kitchen for her cookbook, Half the Sugar, all the Love. Jennifer recounts how she got involved in the food world, her story creating this book and tips for limiting sugar in home cooking. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Half the Sugar, All the Love here.
January 29th, 2020 | 20 mins 30 secs
This episode we welcome Danielle Centoni into our kitchen for her cookbook, Fried Rice. Danielle explains her inspiration for this book, how she became a cookbook author and some technique tips for creating the perfect fried rice. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Fried Rice here.
January 22nd, 2020 | 28 mins 53 secs
This episode we welcome Naomi Tomky into our kitchen for her cookbook, Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook. Naomi explains how this book is a love letter to the region, how she adapted chef style recipes for the home cook and provides some tips for choosing the right fish. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook here.
January 15th, 2020 | 41 mins 48 secs
This episode we welcome Kate Leahy and Ara Zada into our kitchen to discuss their new cookbook, Lavash. These co-authors share their stories of creating the book during a revolution, their favorite ways to eat lavash and hope for its future. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Lavash here.
January 8th, 2020 | 43 mins 40 secs
This episode we welcome Sarah Adler into our kitchen to chat with Sara Dickerman about her new cookbook, Simply Real Eating. Sarah tells us her food philosophy, how she started her blog, what green is the new kale and much more. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Simply Real Eating here.
December 29th, 2019 | 34 mins 51 secs
This episode Lara interviews Alissa Timoshkina about her cookbook, Salt & Time. Alissa chats about her homeland of Siberia, her career path and all about Russian New Year celebrations. Enjoy this interview and purchase your copy of Salt & Time here.
December 25th, 2019 | 26 mins 47 secs
This episode we welcome some of the contributors of Recipes for Refuge in our kitchen to discuss the book with Rebekah Denn. This cookbook was created by the Refuge Women's Alliance as part of their capital campaign and is full of incredible recipes, portraits and stories from various contributors. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Recipes for Refuge here.
Established in 1985, ReWA is a non-profit, multi-ethnic organization that promotes inclusion, independence, personal leadership, and strong communities by providing refugee and immigrant women and their families with culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Visit rewa.org to learn more.
December 18th, 2019 | 35 mins 49 secs
This episode we welcome Derek Sandhaus into our kitchen to chat with Matthew Amster-Burton about his book on baijiu, Drunk in China. Derek tells us about his first time trying the famous Chinese spirit, creating his own distillery and his hopes for the future of baijiu. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Drunk in China here.
December 11th, 2019 | 24 mins 14 secs
This episode Lara interviews Adeena Sussman about her first solo cookbook, Sababa. Adeena chats about life in her expanding community in Tel Aviv, focusing on the home cook and finding her own voice. Enjoy this interview and purchase your copy of Sababa here.
December 8th, 2019 | 27 mins 21 secs
This episode we welcome Brad Thomas Parsons back into our kitchen to chat with Paul Clarke about his newest book, Last Call. Brad tells us behind the scenes stories of bars and bartenders, his own "last call" drink and insights into life on the road while creating this book. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Last Call here.
December 4th, 2019 | 27 mins 11 secs
This episode we welcome Cathy Barrow into our kitchen for her new cookbook, When Pies Fly. Cathy tells us how she fell in love with pie, how to conquer dough-phobia and what she's learned after making over 800 pies. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of When Pies Fly here.