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.
Episode | December 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 35 mins 43 secs
joe ray, lummi island, pacific northwest, recipes
Host Kathleen Flinn talks with food writer Joe Ray about his experience co-authoring the book Sea and Smoke with famed genius chef, Blaine Wetzel, as they sip a most unusual broth.
Episode | November 28th, 2018 | Season 1 | 48 mins 10 secs
cookbooks, cooking, food, food shows, joanne weir, recipes
Host Kathleen Flinn talks with PBS host and cookbook author Joanne Weir about her life as "Kitchen Gypsy," from her early days at Chez Panisse to cooking across Europe to life owning her own restaurant in San Francisco.
Episode | October 24th, 2018 | Season 1 | 47 mins 59 secs
cookbooks, darra goldstein, food writing, gastronomica, kathleen flinn, russian, scandanavian food
Host Kathleen Flinn talks with the legendary Darra Goldstein, founding editor of Gastronomica magazine and author about her Scandinavian-focused cookbook, "Fire and Ice."
Episode | September 23rd, 2018 | Season 1 | 48 mins 43 secs
cookbooks, dumplings, food, vietnamese food
Host Kathleen Flinn talks to noted Vietnamese food writer and author Andrea Nguyen about everything from dumplings to pho to her dramatic escape from her home country in 1975 at the height of the war.
Episode | September 16th, 2018 | Season 1 | 43 mins 18 secs
alex prud'homme, food, french, julia child, kathleen flinn, recipes
Is it true that Julia Child had an existential crisis at one point in her career? And what did she really think about Julie Powell? Kathleen talks with Alex about that, plus the origin of the infamous Dan Akroyd SNL skit, over beouf bourgignon