About Kate McDermott’s Newsletter
I am a story teller, 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 my 12 chickens, 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.
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.
Kate McDermott’s Newletter was selected for the first Substack Grow Program in 2021, and the inaugural Substack Go Intensive in 2022.
James Beard Foundation 2017 Nominee Baking and Desserts
International Association of Culinary Professionals 2017 Nominee
Food Photography & Styling
Narrative Culinary Blog
Southern Living: The 100 Best Cookbooks of All Time Oct 2017
Big Library Read Global eBook Club Read March 2017
Food52's Piglet Community Cookbook Pick
Food52 Cookbook Club Inaugural Read February 2017
Starred Review by Publisher’s Weekly
Library Journal Starred Review and Best Books of 2016
Leite’s Culinaria Best Cookbook of 2016
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best Cookbooks of 2016
Eat Your Books Best Cookbooks of 2016
Washington Post Best Cookbooks of 2016
InStyle Best Fall 2016 Cookbooks
Epicurious.com Best Cookbooks of 2016
Radio Milwaukee Top 10 Cookbooks 2016
Sunset Magazine’s November 2016 Cookbook of the Month
Alaska Airlines Magazine
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Bake From Scratch
Better Homes & Gardens
Dallas Morning News
Eat Your Books
Food & Wine
Hallmark Home and Family
KCRW: Good Food
King Arthur Baking
KING5-TV Evening Magazine
Le Creuset Blog
Los Angeles Times
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Minneapolis Star Tribune
New York Times
Pacific NW Magazine
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Powell's Books Blog
QVC In the Kitchen with David
Seattle Met Magazine
Spirit Magazine (Southwest Airlines)
Sur La Table Newsletter
Taste of Home
The Daily Beast
The Epoch Times
The Jerusalem Post
The Mercury News
The Post Courier
The Register Guard
The Splendid Table
The Toledo Blade
Wall Street Journal
WBUR Here and Now
Where Women Cook
WNPR Faith Middleton Show
Woman's Day Magazine
WWNO: Louisiana Eats
...and many more.