Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning local chef and restaurateur BARBARA LYNCH for a discussion of her latest book, Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire. Lynch will be joined in conversation by IHSAN GURDAL, founder and owner of Formaggio Kitchen.
Blood, Bones, & Butter meets A Devil in the Kitchen in this funny, fierce, and poignant memoir by the world-renowned chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef judge that is Barbara Lynch, recounting her rise from a hard-knocks South Boston childhood to culinary stardom. Out of Line describes Lynch’s process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen. It is also a love letter to South Boston and its vanishing culture, governed by Irish Catholic mothers and its own code of honor. Through her story, Lynch explores how the past—both what we strive to escape from and what we remain true to—can strengthen and expand who we are.
Tickets on sale now. Doors open at 5:30.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.