Kate Payne

What: Kate Payne will discuss and sign her newest cookbook, THE HIP GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE KITCHEN.

When: Wednesday, May 28, 7:00 pm

Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Kate Payne for book personalization, please purchase THE HIP GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE KITCHEN from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

About the Author:

Kate Payne is a grant writer, creative writing instructor, part-time nanny, after-hours poet, occasional painter, big-time procrastinator, tea, toast, and jam obsessed Austinite, and former Brooklynite. The creator of the Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking website, she is an expert on thrift stores, flea markets, and Craigslist, and is a frequent consultant for design, decorating, cooking, and crafting sites.


The author of THE HIP GIRL’S GUIDE TO HOMEMAKING shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative and delicious food without breaking your budget.

You can become a confident cook, even if the drawer with the take-out menus is the only part of your kitchen you currently use. Kate Payne shows you how to master basic cooking techniques--boiling, baking, and sauteing--and simplifies the process of fancy techniques, like preserving, dehydrating, braising, roasting, infusing, and pickling. With this straightforward and fun guide, you can stock up your kitchen with the ingredients, tools, and appliances you'll actually use. You'll also learn how to decode recipes and alter them to make them gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan.

The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen includes advice and instructions on how to make both classic meals and foods that are typically bought, such as yogurt, ice cream, flavored salt, oil and vinegar infusions, kimchi, aioli, jam, granola, bread, and fruit leather--even liqueurs, iced teas, and vegetable juices. With line drawings, sidebars full of tips and tricks, and lists of resources, Kate Payne sets you up for success and shows you how to unlock your inner kitchen prowess.


A limited number of autographed copies of Kate’s book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of her book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675.

If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details.

To place an international order, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.com to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
14532 Memorial Dr
77079 Houston

The author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking shows you how to love your kitchen and learn to make creative, delicious food without breaking your budget.