The Lincoln Theater is pleased to welcome Kathy Gunst as the next guest in the “Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations” series on Thursday, Nov. 21. The one-on-one conversations are between host Cherie Scott of Boothbay and notable culinary pioneers who have made a substantial contribution to the culinary arts in the state of Maine.
Gunst lives in South Berwick and is the writer of 16 cookbooks. Her self-described philosophy towards cooking is to keep it simple and fresh, allowing quality ingredients to shine. She will publish a new book called “Rage Baking,” about baking, activism, and women’s voices, in February 2020.
She has received numerous nominations for International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards, has worked in collaboration with Stonewall Kitchen, and writes for a wide variety of publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Eating Well, Yankee, Down East, Boston Globe, and others.
Since 2000, Gunst has been the “Resident Chef” of the award-winning NPR show “Here and Now,” which can be heard on over 500 public radio stations. Her work on “Here and Now” received a 2016 IACP Award for Best Audio Series. She has also received two James Beard award nominations and won a Beard Award in 2015 for Journalism in the Home Cooking category.
Kathy Gunst has appeared on dozens of radio and television shows, including Live with Regis and Kelly, Sara’s Secret, the TV Food Network, PBS’ Real Simple TV, and the Maine television show 207. As a spokesperson, Gunst has lent her name to certain products that represent her culinary philosophy, including Ile de France Cheese, Tropicana, and Tabasco. In 2014, Gust gave a TedX Talk about her work growing vegetables and cooking with the elementary kids at Central School in South Berwick, as part of the Michelle Obama “Let’s Move” initiative.
Host Cherie Scott was born in Mumbai but now calls Maine her home. In 2015, she launched her culinary blog, MumbaitoMaine.com, to share her signature recipes and nostalgic anecdotes of her youth in Mumbai. Scott is the creator and host of Mumbai to Maine's six-part television series in development with award-winning director Ryan Leighton and cinematographer Cody Mitchell.
She recently curated a culinary series on regional Indian cuisine offered exclusively at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School in York, Maine. To celebrate Maine’s upcoming bicentennial and gastronomic talent, Cherie is launching Mumbai to Maine’s bi-weekly culinary podcast in January sponsored by Maine Magazine’s Eat Maine.
Join Kathy Gunst and Cherie Scott for their intimate conversation. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with esteemed guest Kathy Gunst taking the stage at 7 p.m. A book signing will follow the talk. The evening is free and open to the public.
The Lincoln Theater is at 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta. More information on this event can be found at www.lcct.org or by calling the theater office at 563-3424 during office hours, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.