Arts and Culture

Arts & Culture

Hot Mess Kitchen: A Book Party
with Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman

Thursday, December 14, 7:30 PM
Fee: $15 presale and members / $18 at the door
Location: Tertulia Cafe, 1951 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland / street parking and garage access

Join us by grabbing your presale tickets here.

Entertaining is the best way to feel like you have your act together, even when you most definitely do not. The new book Hot Mess Kitchen: Recipes for Your Delicious Disastrous Life is a warm, witty, and realistic guide to hosting with ease. (Think “Bounced Check Burritos,” not caviar and champagne.) Packed with recipes and hilarious essays, it’s the millennial’s guide to navigating the kitchen with confidence.

Join us as authors Gabi Moskowitz and Miranda Berman put their unique spin on the Festival of Lights! They’ll read from their book, demonstrate how to host your first Hanukkah celebration and impress your family and friends, and serve up just the right level of hot mess. Prepare to become the perfect party host as you enjoy readings from the book, a casual latke sampling table, a demo on making cheap wine taste expensive, and much more.

Light refreshments available.

Miranda Berman is a writer from New York City. She has spent the majority of her career climbing the ranks at The Mindy Project. Gabi Moskowitz is the editor in chief of the nationally acclaimed budget cooking blog Broke-Ass Gourmet, the author of four cookbooks, and the coproducer of Young & Hungry, inspired by her life and writing.



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