Kathleen Flinn

Host of Hungry for Words

Kathleen Flinn is an award-winning author and journalist, best known for The New York Times best-selling memoir, THE SHARPER YOUR KNIFE, THE LESS YOU CRY. Her acclaimed follow-up, THE KITCHEN COUNTER COOKING SCHOOL, was named a 2012 Book of the Year by the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA). That book became a major bestseller in Japanese under the title, MAGICAL COOKING LESSONS FOR BAD WOMEN in 2017.

Her third book, BURNT TOAST MAKES YOU SING GOOD, a multi-generational memoir of her quirky family’s culinary adventures in the Midwest was named a 2015 Notable Book by the Library of Michigan, and was a finalist in the IACP Cookbook Awards for literary writing, Goodreads Choice Awards and the Pacific Northwest Book Awards.

She serves on the board of trustees of The Culinary Trust, a national 5013c non-profit co-founded by Julia Child. She founded the popular food writing curriculum Hungry for Words in 2006 and has taught elements of the coursework at more than a dozen writer’s conferences, universities and culinary schools. She lives in Seattle with her husband, Mike, and their rescue dog, Maddy.

Kathleen Flinn has hosted six Episodes.