About Kate McDermott’s Newsletter
"McDermott is one of the greats, as natural at the craft as M.F.K. Fisher, Marion Cunningham and Laurie Colwin."
--Wendell Brock, James Beard Award Winning Writer
I am a storyteller, musician, culinary teacher, and late blooming published author who seems to have a better track record with dogs than wuzbands. I have written three best selling and critically acclaimed cookbooks with personal narrative essays; James Beard Nominated Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Crusts, Fillings and Life (2016), Home Cooking with Kate McDermott (2018), and Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want (2020). I teach in person and virtual baking workshops, and coach and mentor writers, teachers, and Substack newbies.
I write of thoughts on my walks with my beloved German Shepherd Gretapie (GP for short), rides on Arrow my ebike, my garden, apple orchard and flock of 12 laying hens, books I’m reading, music I’m listening to, recipes to cook and bake, and thoughts about aging gracefully. I try to keep my newsletter issues shortish for a quick break in your day.
I post once a week…and sometimes twice.
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As an elder-crone-wise woman, or whatever you want to call one who has stopped caring about wrinkles and silver hair, I feel it is important to pass on as much as I can about what I have learned and what I care about.
We are becoming quite a lovely community through this little newsletter and I love when you leave comments for me! So I invite you to join me on this journey because the hokey-pokey just might be what’s it’s all about.
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