Aug 23, 2021 • 1HR 6M

Lisa Donovan’s Really Sad Piece of Gluten-Free Toast with Freshly Ground Peanut Butter and Honey

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Lisa Donovan is the James Beard award-winning author of "Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger," a widely celebrated memoir about her time in the restaurant industry. She's also equally acclaimed for her baking: food critic Bill Addison has called her "one of the South's best pastry chefs" for her work at City House, Margot Cafe & Bar, and Husk, where she was famous for her buttermilk chess pie. In today's session, we hear all about her writing sabbatical in New Orleans, the difference between pleasing people and taking care of them, how her two kids represent the two sides of herself, and how Austrian pastries influenced her trajectory. We also talk about her recent diagnosis of Celiac, trying to remember how to be in love with food, developing her voice in cooking, where to eat in Nashville, and how she actually doesn't like desserts that much.

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