September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Lemon, Love & Olive Oil: An Evening with Mina Stone and Dara Friedman
Books & Books, Miami Book Fair and Bakehouse Art Complex present…
An Evening with Mina Stone
In conversation with Dara Friedman
(Harper Wave, $40)
Thursday, September 30, 7 PM ET
LIVE via Crowdcast
Author of the cult-favorite Cooking for Artists, Mina Stone, returns with a collection of 80 new recipes inspired by her traditional Greek heritage and her years cooking for some of New York’s most innovative artists.
Growing up in a close-knit Greek-American household, Mina Stone learned to cook from her Yiayia, who taught her that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious—and that almost any dish can be improved with judicious amounts of lemon, olive oil, and salt. In this deeply personal cookbook, Stone celebrates her grandmother and the other influences that have shaped her life, her career, and her culinary tastes and expertise. Lemon, Love & Olive Oil weaves together more than 80 Mediterranean-style dishes with the stories that inspired them.
Stone offers home cooks a taste of her heritage with healthy, flavorful, and uncomplicated dishes such as Syrian Bulgur and Yogurt with Brown Butter Pine Nuts; Persian Figs with Cardamom and Rosewater; Baby Lettuces with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Mint, and Meyer Lemon Yogurt; and Braised Chickpeas with Orange Zest and Garlic Bread Crumbs. These recipes use fresh, flavorful ingredients to create elegantly simple dishes, complemented by beautiful, minimalist photography and original art throughout.
A fresh and unconventional fusion of art and food, Lemon, Love & Olive Oil is an engaging (and delicious!) cultural and culinary tour, all complimented by the design of world-renowned artist Urs Fischer.
About the Author:
MINA STONE is the author of Cooking for Artists and a career chef. For years she cooked delicious lunches at Urs Fischer’s Brooklyn-based art studio as well as gallery dinners for New York’s art world. In 2019 she opened her own restaurant, Mina’s, housed within MoMA’s PS1 in Long Island City, Queens.
About the Moderator:
Dara Friedman is a German born artist and filmmaker working in Miami. She uses everyday sights and sounds as raw material for film and video artworks that reverberate with emotional energy. With a background in structural film and dance, Friedman’s cinema calls for radical reduction of the medium to its most essential material properties. Despite Friedman’s strenuous logic and discipline, her approach remains unabashedly sensual and emotive. Bearing rich imagery and an emphasis on bodily experience, her films generate moments of high-pitched, cathartic intensity as well as serene, even euphoric interludes.
Friedman’s mid-career survey exhibition Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger at the Perez Art Museum Miami from 2017-18 was accompanied by a catalog raisonné distributed by Prestel. Solo exhibitions include: Aspen Art Museum; Hammer Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Public Art Fund; The Kitchen; Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland; and SITE Santa Fe. Public collections include: Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Julia Stoschek Collection; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst; Rubell Family Collection; Bard College; Colby College; and Hammer Museum. Friedman is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Recently she completed “The Empress”, a large scale labyrinth commission designed with her mother Gundula Friedman.