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Left Bank Books Event: Sam Sifton and A.O. (Tony) Scott in Conversation

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Sam Sifton and A.O. (Tony) Scott will discuss “The Craft of Cooking and the Art of Criticism,” which we predict will be one of the most delicious (we couldn’t help ourselves) discussions of the summer.

Sam is the assistant managing editor of The New York Times, responsible for culture and lifestyle coverage, and the founding editor of New York Times Cooking. Since arriving at the Times in 2002, he has served as food editor, culture editor, national editor, and worked as the restaurant critic and a columnist for the paper. Sam has written three cookbooks: See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends, The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes, and Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well.

Tony was the long-time (2000-2023) film critic for The New York Times before joining the Book Review where he writes essays that explore the intersection of culture, history, technology, and myth. In 2010 Tony was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. “Criticism,” he writes, “has been my vocation and my passion for as long as I can remember. . . .When I was growing up, hanging out at record stores, libraries, and movie theaters, my companions were the writers who shared my obsessions and helped me understand them.” He is the author of Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. 

Contact Left Bank Books FMI and to reserve a seat at the conversation.  Website and contact info below.


July 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


First Church in Belfast
8 Court Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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