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Sara Kramer And Sarah Hymanson In Conversation For Kismet

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    Thu, May 23, 2024 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

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Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson in Conversation with Kate Berlant for Kismet. Book signing and meet and greet to follow.

Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, co-owners / co-chefs of celebrated restaurants Kismet and Kismet Rotisserie in conversation for Kismet: Bright, Fresh, Vegetable-Loving Recipes. Moderated by Kate Berlant, Emmy-nominated comedian, actress and writer. Book signing and meet and greet to follow.

Bold Mediterranean flavors and vegetable-centric California cuisine unite in 100+ bright, fresh recipes for everyday meals, from the women chef-owners behind Kismet and Kismet Rotisserie in Los Angeles.

Starring more than 100 recipes, Kismet captures the casual, superfresh, vegetable-forward cooking the award-winning Los Angeles restaurants are known for. Thoughtfully adapted for home cooks, recipes like Salty-Sweet Persimmon Salad and Harissa Party Wings are a tantalizing blend of casual California cool and vibrant Mediterranean-inspired flavors.

Host the perfect cocktail hour with the chapter devoted to dips and schmears with variations of labneh, tahini, and zhoug that pair beautifully with Flaky Bread (Malawach), plus recipes for Peanut Muhammara and Garlicky Bean Dip. In the Salady chapter, there’s a modern Wedge Salad with Miso-Poppy Dressing, along with an inspired Marinated Feta topped with Dates and Rose Water Onions or with Spice-Roasted Tomatoes and Grapefruit, perfect for a summer picnic. And while vegetables may be the stars of Kismet, recipes such as Blistered Shishitos and Shrimp, Freekeh “Polenta” with Poached Eggs, Weeknight Steak with Grapes and Grilled Peppers, or Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Potatoes will stun any dinner spread.

Kismet has a delicious vibe that folds assertive, bright flavors into dishes that can be served any night of the week or made to celebrate special occasions.

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Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson co-own and co-chef the vegetable-loving Kismet and Kismet Rotisserie restaurants in Los Angeles. Along with many local and national accolades, the two were named Food & Wine Best New Chefs in 2017, were proclaimed Chefs of the Year by Eater LA, and Kismet was nominated for a James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2018. In addition to being sustainability-minded regarding their sourcing and operations, they focus on creating inclusive spaces that serve their teams as well as the broader community.

Photo By: Sela Shiloni

Kate Berlant is an Emmy-nominated comedian, actress and writer. She recently concluded her fourth sold-out run of KATE, her one-woman off-Broadway play directed by Bo Burnham, to a rapturous response. Her comedy special Cinnamon in the Wind (also directed by Bo Burnham) is now streaming on Hulu. In addition, her A24/Peacock sketch comedy special Would It Kill You to Laugh?, created with her collaborator John Early, has been nominated for both a Critic’s Choice and Primetime Emmy award. Kate’s film credits include Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream Scenario, Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling, and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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