Julia Turshen, Nik Sharma, and Jarry are joining forces to throw the book launch party of the year at MOFAD! To celebrate the release of Now & Again by Julia Turshen and Season by Nik Sharma, we will serve special soups from these cookbooks prepared by the Brooklyn party and fundraising series Queer Soup Night. There will also be small bites from each recipe book prepared by MOFAD chef John Hutt, cocktails from Shannon Mustipher, Brooklyn Brewery beer, book signings, and a conversation with Julia, Nik, and Jarry Mag co-founder Lukas Volger.
Learn about the value of community cooking and eating with Julia, Nik's journey from Bombay to molecular biology to blogging at A Brown Table, and Jarry's unique intersection of food and queer culture. We will also be welcoming the Stonewall Community Foundation and raising money for The Levin-Goffe Scholarship, which helps support undocumented immigrants who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI) pursue higher education in New York City.
Join us for a wonderful celebration of books, writers, food, and community! All are welcome. If you are unable to afford a ticket, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accommodate you.
About Nik Sharma
Nik Sharma is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind A Brown Table, an award-winning blog that has garnered best-ofs from Saveur, Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, and the International Association of Culinary Professions. His weekly column, A Brown Kitchen, appears in the San Francisco Chronicle and he has written for Saveur, Taste, Food52, Eater, among others. He was also featured in America, the Great Cookbook that contains recipes from 100 top chefs and cooks from around the country. Nik lives in Oakland, California with his husband and two pets.
About Julia Turshen
Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Feed the Resistance, named the Best Cookbook of 2017 by Eater, and Small Victories, named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2016 by the New York Times and NPR. She has coauthored numerous cookbooks and hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe.
Julia has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and Saveur. Epicurious has called her one of the "100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time" and she sits on the Advisory Board of the National Museum of American History’s Kitchen Cabinet. She is the founder of Equity At The Table (EATT), an inclusive digital directory of women and non-binary individuals in food. Julia lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and pets.
About Lukas Volger
Lukas Volger is the cofounder and editorial director of Jarry, a queer food journal, and author of three cookbooks, most recently Bowl.
About Queer Soup Night
Queer Soup Night is a Brooklyn-born queer party with soup at its center and a commitment to resistance. Each event raises money for a community organization, highlights the talent of queer chefs, and nourishes our community by gathering in an atmosphere of authentic inclusiveness.
About Shannon Mustipher
Shannon Mustipher is a spirits educator, cocktail consultant, and expert on the topic of rum and cane spirits. She has poured cocktails in settings ranging from neighborhood pubs to Michelin restaurants, and is the founder of Women Who Tiki, a tropical cocktail centric pop-up that gathers a team of women bartenders to share their talents and collaborate on creating a one night only experience.
Shannon's writing and cocktails have been featured in Punch.com, New York Magazine, GQ, The Village Voice, and Liquor.com, among others. Her first cocktail book, Tiki - Modern Tropical Drink, will be published by Rizolli in Spring 2019.
About Stonewall Community Foundation
Stonewall Community Foundation strengthens the LGBTQ Movement by making smart, values-driven investments in dynamic organizations, projects, and leaders. And as a public foundation, we do so in close partnership with donors and the very people working on the front lines of progress. We fund over 100 nonprofits a year, in more than 30 issue areas. We also house seven scholarship programs, including the largest in the country created to support LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. You can donate to the Foundation here.
About American Lamb Board
The American Lamb Board is an industry-funded national promotion, research and information organization (national checkoff program) that represents all sectors of the American Lamb industry including producers, feeders, seed stock producers, and processors. The 13-member Board, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, is focused on increasing demand by promoting the freshness, flavor, nutritional benefits, and culinary versatility of American Lamb. The work of the American Lamb Board is overseen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the board’s programs are supported and implemented by the staff in Denver, Colorado.
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