ELLEN SWEETS - Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins


Food writer
will speak & sign her new book
Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins:
A Memoir with Recipes.

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We know Molly Ivins as an unabashed civil libertarian who used her rapier wit and good ole Texas horse sense to excoriate political figures she deemed unworthy of our trust and respect. But did you also know that Molly was one helluva cook? And we're not just talking chili and chicken-fried steak, either. Molly Ivins honed her culinary skills on visits to France—often returning with perfected techniques for saumon en papillote or delectable clafouti aux cerises. Friends who had the privilege of sharing Molly's table got not only a heaping helping of her insights into the political shenanigans of the day, but also a mouth-watering meal, prepared from scratch with the finest ingredients and assembled with the same meticulous attention to detail that Molly devoted to skewering a political recalcitrant.

In Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins, her longtime friend, fellow reporter, and frequent sous-chef Ellen Sweets takes us into the kitchen with Molly and introduces us to the private woman behind the public figure. She serves up her own and others' favorite stories about Ivins as she recalls the fabulous meals they shared, complete with recipes for thirty-five of Molly's signature dishes.

A reporter whose beat has included everything from fires, fights, and homicides to features and food writing, Ellen Sweets began her career at her father's black weekly newspaper, the St. Louis American. She has reported for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dallas Morning News, Denver Post, Austin American-Statesman, Edible Austin, and Texas Co-Op Power. Her many honors include the James Beard Foundation Award for best food section.


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Event date: 
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes Cover Image
By Ellen Sweets, Lou Dubose (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780292722651
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University of Texas Press - October 1st, 2011

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