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Cooking with the Wisdom of Our Friends

In Bookstores now!

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“The Kitchen Whisperers,” her new kitchen memoir is populated with many of the culinary names she worked with over the decades, like Colman Andrews, Marcella Hazan, Michael Anthony and Anita Lo, all of whom enhanced her own expertise.

The New York Times

“Kalins’ wisdom-sharing meets her aims: A quarter of the way into the book I’m suddenly staring into my kitchen, thinking about which dishes I can make from muscle memory (a lot of Americana desserts and Lebanese one-pot meals) and from whom I want to learn next.

Los Angeles Times

“Beautifully written, thoughtful content that mirrors our current mindfulness movement.”

—Booklist, STARRED Review

“While each memory is a pleasure to savor, what resonates most is the how these stories will inspire readers to take

stock and appreciate their own whisperers. Food lovers will want to devour this one slowly.”

         —Publishers Weekly

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“Dorothy is one of my Kitchen Whisperers, and I am moved by how much we still keep learning from each other.”

—Danny Meyer


Dorothy is an award-winning magazine editor, with experience as the founding editor of Metropolitan Home, founding editor-in-chief of Saveur, executive editor of Newsweek, and much more.


As director of Dorothy Kalins Ink, she has collaborated on the production of many cookbooks, including David Tanis’s bestselling A Platter of Figs, Michael Anthony’s Gramercy Tavern Cookbook, and V is for Vegetables, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook’s Beard-award winning Zahav, Israeli Soul,

and many others.


In 2018, she was honored with induction into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. Kalins was the first woman ever named Adweek's Editor of the Year, and in 2013, Kalins was voted into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who in Food & Beverage. She lives in New York City with her husband. 

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