Chef Rossi to Read From Memoir at WOMR Studios
“Bite This” host’s appearance to benefit local community radio station WOMR
Local community radio station WOMR/WFMR will present an evening with writer and Bite This radio host Rossi on Saturday, November 5th in the Davis Space at WOMR’s studios in Provincetown.
Rossi will read from her memoir, The Raging Skillet (named for her catering service), one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of life’s biggest challenges in New York City’s most unlikely kitchens. Talking her way into any cooking job she could get, a self-taught and self-made Rossi ended up owning one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city.
A contributor to The Daily News, The New York Post, Time Out New York and McSweeney's, Rossi writes the "Eat Me" column for Bust magazine and has been featured on The Food Network and NPR. Publisher’s Weeklywrites, “with an insightful and irreverent voice, Rossi’s debut is well suited for foodies, feminists, and creative revolutionaries.”
The tasty memoir shows the author paying tribute to her roots while staying true to herself. She grew up what she calls “Orthodox light”—her family kept the meat and dairy dishes separate, but ate McDonalds’ fish sandwiches. The book features anecdotes from a life of food, plus recipes—ranging from pizza bagels to tuna tartare—to close each section. What began as a revolt against the microwave turned into a quest to make food that is fearless, fun, and—most importantly—delicious.
Tickets are available for a $10 donation and can be purchased by going to WOMR.org or by calling WOMR’s office at 508.487.2619 during normal business hours. The reading will begin at 7:00 and beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available to purchase.
Bite This airs twice monthly on WOMR and WFMR and is podcasted at WOMR.org.
About Rossi: Rossi’s first book, The Raging Skillet, was published last year by Feminist Press. Her catering business has been called "a new breed of rebel anti-caterer" by The New York Times, "the wildest thing this side of the mason Dixon line" by Zagat, and was named one of The Knot’s Best of Wedding Caterers for 2010 through 2016. She has catered non-traditional weddings, international soirées, and fabulous holiday bashes for over 26 years. More at theragingskillet.com[theragingskillet.com].
About WOMR/WFMR: WOMR is a noncommercial nonprofit educational community radio station offering an eclectic blend of music and spoken-word programming since 1982 and broadcasting from Provincetown, Massachusetts—making it “outermost radio.” WOMR is not affiliated with any educational institution and derives its financial support from listeners, businesses and funding organizations. More at womr.org[womr.org].