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.
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.
November 30th, 2019 | 34 mins 52 secs
This episode we welcome Lisa Ludwinski into our kitchen to chat about her business and cookbook, Sister Pie. She also brought along two of her employees, Brittney Bowen and Anji Barto.
Lisa chats about her career beginnings making cooking videos and discovering her love of baking to finally opening her incredible bakery, Sister Pie.
Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Sister Pie here.
November 27th, 2019 | 34 mins 45 secs
This episode we welcome Molly Stevens into our kitchen to chat with Nancy Leson about her new cookbook, All About Dinner. Molly answers some Thanksgiving Rapid Fire Questions, then shares insights into her career's beginning and her everyday life . Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of All About Dinner here.
November 20th, 2019 | 20 mins 8 secs
This episode Lara interviews Alison Roman in our kitchen for her newest cookbook, Nothing Fancy. Alison chats about having people over, asking for help and embracing her voice. Enjoy this interview and purchase your copy of Nothing Fancy here.
November 13th, 2019 | 37 mins 28 secs
This episode we welcome Sean Brock to chat with Warren Etheredge about his new cookbook, South live at The Fremont Abbey. Sean discusses misconceptions of southern cuisine, how he approaches his career now and what he feeds his son. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of South here.
November 6th, 2019 | 48 mins 29 secs
This episode we welcome Fuschia Dunlop into our kitchen to chat with Hsiao-Ching Chou about her cookbook, The Food of Sichuan. Fuschia discusses how she got interested in Sichuan cuisine, what has changed since the first edition of the book and her insights into eastern and western cuisine. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of The Food of Sichuan here.
October 30th, 2019 | 42 mins
This episode we welcome Cynthia Lair into our kitchen for her new cookbook, Sourdough on the Rise. Cynthia demonstrates how to make your own starter, why it is important to get to know it before baking and also teaches us an improv game. Enjoy this talk and purchase your copy of Sourdough on the Rise here.
October 23rd, 2019 | 28 mins 17 secs
This episode Lara interviews Aran Goyoaga in her kitchen about her newest cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille. Aran discusses how important food has been in her life, growing up in Spain and how she got into photography. Enjoy this interview and purchase your copy of Cannelle et Vanille here.