"I love the fact that Jill and Josie are both believers in the importance of having dinner with your family and friends whenever possible. In fact, the dedication for their book says, 'This cookbook is dedicated to our families who taught us to cook with love, share the table, and celebrate'."-- Susie, Return to Sunday Supper
About the Author
Jill Donenfeld is the founder of The Culinistas, a weekly home chef service in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. But books, new business ventures, and killer parties make her repertoire a touch more eclectic. Since writing restaurant reviews for Time Out New York and then living in Madagascar where she was inspired to write a cookbook (Mankafy Sakafo: Delicious Meals From Madagascar), Jill has been interested in how mealtime rituals influence societies. Her next cookbook, Party Like a Culinista is recently in stores and published by Lake Isle Press. She writes for The Huffington Post (a column called Band Bites) and worked on location to write a cookbook for an Indian hotel in Tamil Nadu. her style, food, and travel has been chronicled in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, The LATimes, Daily Candy, Goop and Entrepreneur. She splits her time between Malibu and Manhattan and almost always says "yes" when invited elsewhere.
Chef Josetth Gordon cooks and entertains in NYC with the following in mind:
If you can sit with someone and enjoy a nurturing experience with them, you will forever be linked to that person and the entire moment builds your spirit. Your life is forever changed! She strives to encourage these experiences on a daily basis. As a truly spiritual experience, she caters parties "for the love of food and everything that comes with it".