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Pollan Family Visits Darien Library For Cookbook Event

The Pollan family will be at the Darien Library on May 6.
The Pollan family will be at the Darien Library on May 6. Photo Credit: Contributed
"The Pollan Family Table," written by the Pollan family.
"The Pollan Family Table," written by the Pollan family. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. — The Pollan family, author of "The Pollan Family Table," will be the Darien Library’s featured speakers on Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

Sitting down together for dinner every night has been the cornerstone of the Pollan family for generations. Corky Pollan, despite a busy career as the style director of Gourmet magazine and the acclaimed Best Bets editor at New York magazine, managed to make wholesome and nourishing meals every night for her husband and four children, using local and fresh ingredients long before the advent of the eat local movement.

The shared family meal inspired Corky’s daughters ? Dana, Tracy, and Lori ? to carry the tradition into their adult lives, making it a point to cook and share meals with their own families. The cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make meals that bring families back to the table.

The inspiration for "The Pollan Family Table" began when Dana, Tracy, and Lori – busy with careers, marriages, and children – found themselves routinely calling each other to ask, "What are you making for dinner tonight?"

They kept turning to each other for fresh ideas whenever they felt stuck or they would regularly call their mom and ask for one of her recipes. Although they each had a large repertoire of their families’ favorite dishes, they would find themselves, time and again, unable to remember the whole range of possibilities.

The Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Road in Darien. Call 203-655-1234 or visit the website for more information.

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