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Westport Food Blogger Elissa Altman Speaks About New Book At Library

Local author and food blogger Elissa Altman will appear at the Westport Library on Dec. 3.
Local author and food blogger Elissa Altman will appear at the Westport Library on Dec. 3. Photo Credit: Susan Turner

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport author and award-winning food blogger Elissa Altman will speak about her new book, "Poor Man's Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking," on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Westport Library.

The book, which grew out of her blog of the same name, was the winner of the 2012 James Beard Award for Individual Food Blog.

Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and a food-fanatical father, Altman said she learned early on that fancy is always best. After a childhood spent dining at fine establishments, from Le Pavillon to La Grenouille, she devoted her life to all things gastronomical. Then, she met and fell in love with Susan—a frugal, small-town Connecticut Yankee with a devotion to simple living—and it changed her relationship with food, and the people who taught her about it, forever.

A food and cookbook editor as well as writer, her work has appeared in Saveur and the New York Times, on Gilt Taste and the Huffington Post, and has twice been selected for inclusion in Best Food Writing.

The event runs from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd, Westport. For information, call (203) 291-4800

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