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.
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.
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.