Dine & Dish: An Evening of Food, Wine & Conversation
Join Zaytinya for an intimate dinner and conversation with Aglaia Kremezi, leading Greek food writer, journalist and Zaytinya's chef partner, and Joan Nathan, cookbook author and journalist, modereated by Washington Post's Deputy Food Editor and Recipe Editor Bonnie Benwick. The evening will feature a four-course dinner highlighting dishes from Aglaia and Joan's cookbooks paired with Mediterranean wines. During the meal, Bonnie will lead a conversation with Aglaia and Joan focused on the intersection of food and culture. A Q&A session will follow, and there will be cookbooks available for purchase on-site.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!
Aglaia has changed her life and her profession many times over. She currently writes about food in Greek, European and American magazines, publishes books about Greek and Mediterranean cooking in the US and in Greece, and teaches cooking to small groups of travelers who visit Kea.
Before that she was a journalist and editor, writing about everything, except politics. She has been the editor in chief and the creator of news- women’s’- and life-style magazines, her last disastrous venture being a “TV guide for thinking people” –a contradiction in terms, at least in her country.
She studied art, graphic design and photography at the Polytechnic of Central London. For five years she taught photography to graphic designers, while freelancing as a news and fashion photographer for Athenian magazines and newspapers. Editors liked her extended captions more than the pieces the journalists submitted for the events she took pictures for, so she was encouraged to do her own stories, gradually becoming a full time journalist and editor.
Joan Nathan is the author of eleven cookbooks, including her latest work King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, released in April 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf. It was named one of the best cookbooks of 2017 by The Washington Post and received the 2018 IACP award for Best International Cookbook. A 3-time James Beard Award Winner, her previous cookbook, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France (Knopf), was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of 2010 by NPR, Food and Wine, and Bon Appetit Magazines. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Tablet Magazine.
Bonnie S. Benwick is deputy editor / recipe editor of The Washington Post Food section. She writes the weekly Dinner in Minutes column and monthly One Pan column for The Post Magazine, and edited “The Washington Post Cookbook: Readers’ Favorite Recipes.”
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