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.
October 16th, 2019 | 38 mins 30 secs
This episode we welcome Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin to our kitchen for their new cookbook, The New Pie. Chris and Paul discuss their science backgrounds, award winning pies and where they get their inspiration for their unique creations. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of The New Pie here.
October 9th, 2019 | 30 mins 21 secs
This episode we welcome Amy Chaplin into our kitchen for her latest cookbook, Whole Food Cooking Every Day. A recipe developer, teacher and private chef Amy chats with Aran Goyoaga about her unique upbringing, what inspires her and how she experiments with food.. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Whole Food Cooking Every Day here.
October 2nd, 2019 | 31 mins 26 secs
This episode Lara interviews Diana Henry in her kitchen about her newest cookbook, From the Oven to the Table. . Diana discusses where she gets her inspiration, what her sons think about her work and much more. Enjoy this interview and purchase your copy of From the Oven to the Table here.
September 29th, 2019 | 25 mins 51 secs
This episode we welcome Leah Koenig into our kitchen for her latest cookbook, Little Book of Jewish Sweets. A writer and recipe developer, Leah chats about how she became interested in food, her non-profit background and how she modernizes traditional dishes. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Little Book of Jewish Sweets here.
September 25th, 2019 | 30 mins 40 secs
This episode we welcome Nicole Rucker into our kitchen for her first cookbook, Dappled. A chef and self professed fruit freak, Nicole chats about how she became obsessed with fruit, insights into ripeness and what to do when you see a full fruit tree. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Dappled here.
September 22nd, 2019 | 22 mins 54 secs
With this bonus episode we bid farewell to summer as we welcome Tyler Malek into our kitchen for his Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook. The co-founder of Salt & Straw, Tyler Malek discusses starting the company with his cousin, tips for making your own ice cream and secret ingredients. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Salt & Straw Ice Cream Cookbook here.
September 18th, 2019 | 32 mins 2 secs
This episode we welcome Abra Berens into our kitchen for her new cookbook, Ruffage. A former farmer now chef and writer, Abra chats with local restauranteur Linda Derschang about her career path, relationship to food and creating her cookbook. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Ruffage here.
September 15th, 2019 | 37 mins 51 secs
On this bonus episode, we listen in on a talk between some of the masterminds behind Serious Eats. J. Kenji López-Alt interviews Serious Eats creator, Ed Levine at Town Hall Seattle for his memoir, Serious Eater. Purchase your copy of Serious Eater and The Food Lab here.
Special thanks to Town Hall Seattle for providing audio for this episode.
September 11th, 2019 | 33 mins 12 secs
This episode we welcome Maggie Battista into our kitchen for her new cookbook, A New Way to Food. Food writer and founder of Eat Boutique, Maggie chats with local food writer Aran Goyoaga about learning to live in the present, her past relationship with food and some insights into a new way to savor food. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of A New Way to Food here.
September 4th, 2019 | 41 mins 59 secs
This episode Lara interviews Felicity Cloake at the British Library about her new memoir, One More Croissant for the Road. Felicity dicusses her travels through France to find the perfect versions of classic dishes, the unglamorous side of biking a countryside, and her thoughts on food culture at large. Enjoy this interview and purchase your copy of One More Croissant for the Road here. (This is a UK import)
August 28th, 2019 | 29 mins
This episode we welcome Christina Lane into our kitchen for her cookbook, Dinner Just for Two. Christina blogs at Dessert for Two where she specializes in small batch recipes. She describes how she got her start, her past as a farmer and her hopes for the future. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Dinner Just for Two here.
August 22nd, 2019 | 27 mins 48 secs
This bonus episode we welcome Chef Belinda Smith-Sullivan into our kitchen to discuss her first cookbook, Just Peachy. She shares about her lifelong love affair with peaches, her journey to publication and being a "non-traditional" culinary student. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Just Peachy here.
August 21st, 2019 | 27 mins 35 secs
This episode we welcome Bren Smith into our kitchen for his memoir, Eat Like a Fish. A former commercial fisherman, Bren chats with local food writer Sara Dickerman about his story, experience and his current efforts to aid ocean restoration. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Eat Like a Fish here.
August 18th, 2019 | 30 mins 11 secs
This episode we welcome Maria Zizka into our kitchen to discuss couple cooking strategies from her book, The Newlywed Table. She shares how her husband encouraged her to follow her passion for food, a few kitchen disaster stories and how to fix common cooking mistakes. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of The Newlywed Table here.
August 14th, 2019 | 41 mins 31 secs
This episode we welcome Katie Parla into our kitchen for her latest cookbook, Food of the Italian South. Based in Rome, Katie is a food writer and extremely learned in Italian food and beverage with numerous writings under her belt. Our Culinary Director, Amanda Coba, interviews her about her unique education background, her love for Italy and tips for what to eat where. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Food of the Italian South here.
August 7th, 2019 | 40 mins 9 secs
This episode we welcome Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich into our kitchen for their latest cookbook, Honey & Co. at Home. Chefs and spouses, Sarit and Itamar own the Honey & Co group of restaurants, a huge staff favorite. Lara interviews them about how they got their start, Honey & Co's success and what inspired this latest book. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Honey & Co at Home here.