POSTPONED: Fanny Singer - "Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories"

Event date: 
04/14/2020 - 7:00pm

UPDATE: This even has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.


This is a ticketed event. Your $10 ticket includes food at the event by Short & Main of Gloucester, MA. You can buy tickets in-store or by phone at 781-431-1160 (no fees), or online through Eventbrite by using the form above (fees apply). If the order form does not load after a moment, you can go directly to Please note that you must buy Always Home from Wellesley Books in order to meet Fanny at the event and have her sign your book. Please also note that we cannot issue a refund within 48 hours of the event.



A cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of revered chef/restaurateur Alice Waters: a story of food, family, and the need for beauty in all aspects of life.

In this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother—and herself—Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist Alice Waters, chronicles a unique world of food, wine, and travel; a world filled with colorful characters, mouth-watering traditions, and sumptuous feasts. Across dozens of vignettes with accompanying recipes, she shares the story of her own culinary coming of age and reveals a side of her legendary mother that has never been seen before. A charming, smart translation of Alice Waters’s ideals and attitudes about food for a new generation, Always Home is a loving, often funny, unsentimental, and exquisitely written look at a life defined in so many ways by food, as well as the bond between mother and daughter.



FANNY SINGER is a writer, editor, and co-founder of the design brand, Permanent Collection. In 2013, she received a Ph.D. on the subject of the British pop artist Richard Hamilton’s late work from the University of Cambridge. In 2015, she and her mother, Alice Waters, published My Pantry, which she also illustrated. Having spent more than a decade living in the United Kingdom, Fanny recently moved back to her native California. Based in San Francisco, she travels widely, contributing art reviews and culture writing to a number of publications including Frieze, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Apartamento, T Magazine, and Art Papers, among others.


Always Home: A Daughter's Recipes & Stories: Foreword by Alice Waters Cover Image
By Fanny Singer, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781524732516
Availability: On our shelves now (please call to confirm)
Published: Knopf - March 31st, 2020

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482