Welcome! I’m Kathleen Flinn, the author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry and The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks published in October 2011 by Viking/Penguin.
To go along with my second book, I launched a website, CookFearless.com, which is dedicated to empowering homecooks with vetted recipes, lessons and tips from the pros. The book is already its fourth printing and recently was awarded Best Non-Fiction Book – Memoir/Autobiography from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
I’m hard at work on my third title, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, a memoir with recipes about my childhood growing up in the wilds of the American Midwest. It will hit the shelves in early 2014. I’m also working on a work of fiction that involves gin, but I can’t say more than that right now.
I also teach food writing through my program Hungry for Words throughout the U.S. and Paris. If you’re interested, please contact me for more information about upcoming dates.
You can see what I’m up to by checking out my blog or see where I’m going on my events page. If you’re with a book club, be sure to check out my book clubs guides for The Sharper Your Knife and The Kitchen Counter Cooking School. If my schedule allows, I’d be happy to call in or Skype with your book club. I’ve talked to more than 75 book clubs across the U.S. Canada and the UK. Just drop me a line.
I’m on the board of directors for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and a member of the American Society of Journalists & Authors (ASJA), the James Beard Foundation, the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, the American Institute of Wine and Food, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Author’s Guild.
Please don’t hestitate to contact me. I read all my email, it just sometimes takes me awhile to respond. If you haven’t heard from me in seven days, resend your mail.