Friday, May 8, 2009

Author Kathleen Flinn Comes to Chicago

Kathleen Flinn, chef and author of "The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry," is here in Chicago this weekend for several appearances, including one last night at a gathering of professionals from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, of which she is chair of the Food Writers, Editors & Publishers section. Flinn chatted with guests gathered at the event, including Kurman's own Stephanie DeMeester and Catherine Patterson.

Coming up next for Flinn, who's in town through the weekend, is a lecture 10 a.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St.) She will also sign copies of the book, with the proceeds going to the sponsors of the event, the Culinary Historians of Chicago. Flinn's visit also celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Chez Joel Bistro (1119 W. Taylor St.), where there will be a luncheon in her honor hosted by ChicaGourmets.

Interested in attending the lecture and meeting Kathleen Flinn? The lecture is $5, $3 for students and no charge for members of the Culinary Historians of Chicago. To reserve, call Barbara Olson at (708) 788-0338.

Afterwards, at 12:30 p.m., the action moves to Chez Joel for a reception, lunch and book signing. Cost is $59.50, inclusive, for members of ChicaGourmets and the Culinary Historians and $69.50 for nonmembers. For information, or to register, call (847) 571-1499, or go to http://www.chicagourmets.org/.
Photo Credit: Roger Steen
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