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Getting Sauced: Behind The Scenes Of Food Television - With Karen Katz

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    Wed, June 26, 2024 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Oshman Family JCC , Arrillaga Family Pavilion (Bldg C) 1st Floor
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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A culinary journey unveiled.

A Culinary Journey Unveiled: Food Network Aluma Karen Katz's Memoir "Getting Sauced" Takes Readers Behind the Scenes of Food Television.

Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of Napa Valley wine from Tres Sabores Winery, and a free book. A book signing will follow (please bring age verification ID).

From the vibrant kitchens of Long Island to the sizzling sets of Emeril Live, Karen Katz invites readers on an exhilarating gastronomic odyssey with her memoir, "Getting Sauced: How I Learned Everything I Know About Food From Working in TV." This captivating narrative offers a backstage pass into the enthralling world of early food television, seasoned with humor, heart, and a dash of culinary magic.

As the executive producer of Emeril Live during its pinnacle, Karen Katz experienced firsthand the whirlwind of excitement, chaos, and creativity that unfolded behind the scenes. "Getting Sauced" delves deep into the inner workings of food television production, serving readers a delectable dish-by-dish account of Karen's journey from culinary novice to television luminary.

Karen's upbringing in Long Island, where Lipton Soup Mix and orange juice reigned supreme in the kitchen, laid the foundation for her flavorful adventures. From humble beginnings to haute cuisine, her narrative charts a course from Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks to Michelin-starred delicacies, offering readers a taste of the glutton-to-glamour transformation that defined her culinary evolution.

But "Getting Sauced" is more than just a memoir of culinary conquests; it's a star-studded affair featuring a culinary Who's Who. From Emeril Lagasse and Julia Child to Bobby Flay and Martha Stewart, Karen's encounters with these culinary titans are infused with wisdom, wit, and a generous helping of inspiration.

In "Getting Sauced," Karen invites readers into her world, offering a glimpse behind the camera and into the kitchens where culinary dreams are brought to life. From the streets of Hoboken to the jungles of Malaysia, her adventures have taken her far and wide, but it is Brooklyn, New York, that she proudly calls home.

About the Author

Karen Katz is a veteran executive producer and writer with over 1500 hours of television programming to her credit. Her illustrious career includes producing for networks such as Food Network, Discovery Networks, HBO Family, and more. With a passion for food and storytelling, Karen's memoir, "Getting Sauced," offers readers an intimate glimpse into the captivating world of food television. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Follow Karen on Instagram @thekatztales and www.thekatztales.com.

This event is sponsored by Tres Sabores winery. Named one of Napa's top wineries by the San Francisco Chronicle, Tres Sabores is a women-run, Napa Green Winery and CCOF certified vinyard, located on the western Rutherford bench land of Napa Valley.

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Free parking is available through the entrance on Fabian Way.

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