When: Tue., Nov. 12, 11 a.m. 2019
With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us —they can nourish our souls. Restauranteur daughter of Ratner’s, New York’s legendary restaurant, Judy Gethers didn’t discover her passion for cooking until she was in her late 50s. After a very successful career mentoring the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman, Gethers was robbed her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. Her son, Peter, sets out to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine, he doesn’t really know how to cook. In an exuberant and entertaining memoir, novelist, screenwriter, playwright, editor and producer Gethers pays homage to his mother, an accomplished cook, and to the amazing food they both loved. The Fife-Davis family annual Jewish book fair and gift shop will take place Nov. 6 – 21 at the Weinstein JCC. Respond to to Emily Neal at email@example.com.