We were thrilled to host a live conversation with acclaimed food writer and chef Phyllis Grant as our featured guest in our Friday, May 15th Resilience + Steadiness webinar.

Phyllis gave us insight into her new book, Everything Is Under Control: A Memoir With Recipes, as we chatted about everything from restaurant life to Juilliard ballet to parenting to publishing a long-awaited memoir during a pandemic.

In case you missed it, you can watch our whole conversation here:

Phyllis Grant is an IACP finalist for Personal Essays/Memoir Writing and a three-time Saveur Food Blog Award finalist for her blog, Dash and Bella. She has cooked in world-renowned restaurants, including Nobu, Michael’s, and Bouley. Her essays and recipes have been published in a dozen anthologies and cookbooks, including Best Food Writing in both 2015 and 2016. Her work has been featured in Esquire, O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Real Simple, Saveur, HuffPost, Time, San Francisco Chronicle, Food52, and Salon. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and two children.‬

Everything Is Under Control has garnered rave reviews in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Bon Appetit, Esquire, and more.‬‬

You can support Phyllis and other writers launching new work right now by following Lockdown Lit, a group of authors with books published during the coronavirus pandemic who have banded together to support one another and spread the word about these books. Visit their Instagram page to see video excerpts and for more information about the authors.

Phyllis's author site also highlights an excellent list of ways to help and donate to restaurants, artists and aid organizations during COVID-19.

Thanks so much for joining us from Berkeley, Phyllis! We loved spending time with you.