The Book & The Cook at Plates in Larchmont


From a press release:

The 9th “Book & The Cook Series” at Plates Restaurant in Larchmont on Dec. 3rd features “Over the Rainbeau,” the new recipe book and lifestyle memoir of cheesemaker and farmer Lisa Schwartz and her journey from tending a pair of goats to building a multifaceted, sustainable farm, Rainbeau Ridge, in Bedford, NY. Together with food writer Judith Hausman and Lisa’s sister, the photographer Karen Sabath, the book combines tantalizing recipes, aspirational how-to’s and captivating photographs.

Chef-owner Matthew Karp has known Lisa Schwartz for several years.  “Shortly after we opened Plates in 2004, I heard there was a farm in Bedford making cheeses, I had to go see for myself.  We took the kids there on a Monday day off and met Lisa, her animals and experienced her suburban farm first hand”.  Since then, Chef Karp has used her cheeses at PLATES, has taught cooking classes in her teaching kitchen in “the barn”, and now welcomes her book to PLATES.  For the Book and the Cook Event, Chef Karp will feature her Double Decker Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert (recipe below).

The evening will include 4 courses including the award winning cheeses of Rainbeau Ridge Farm, and is $55. per person. Optional biodynamic / organic wine pairing, tax and gratuity will be additional. There will be plenty of time for Q&A and dialogue with the authors, and books will be available for purchase and signing for 20% discount – just in time for the holidays! The evening begins at 7 pm.  For additional information and reservations.

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About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the information on Plates. I am interested in the recipe Double Decker Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert (recipe below).
    I dontg see it. Am I missing it?
    ~Christine F

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