Category Archives: Book Events

“An Onion in My Pocket” coming out in May

My new book is coming out in early May. It is not a cookbook but a food memoir that documents the start-up of vegetarian food in the 60s, my experience as a Zen student, the beginnings of Greens restaurant, and in the end, what really matters most about memorable food —and it’s not the absence or presence of meat.
The book is called “An Onion in My Pocket” and the publisher is Knopf.

I will be signing books on May 2 at the Santa Fe farmer’s market as a benefit for the market, and that evening I’ll be speaking at our wonderful independent bookstore, Collected Works. Meanwhile, “An Onion in My Pocket” can be pre-ordered wherever books are sold. I will keep you posted as to where and when I’ll be speaking.




Apple Books:

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Cookbook writing class in September – there’s still room.


Some books by Deborah Madison.

This September, as well as last, I’ll be teaching a class at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop called Secret Ingredients for Cookbook Success.  It goes from Sept. l7-20 (not the 21st as given in a previous post) and is not only productive, but a lot of fun.  The class is small and there are still a few places left. It is especially for those who are just writing a first cookbook, and if the class is anything like last year’s, there will be all kinds of cookbooks.

The place is gorgeous (an old Carmelite nunnery) and the food is delicious.  And it is in  Santa Fe.  Come join!

You can learn more at


I’m teaching a workshop on how to write a successful cookbook in Santa Fe, Sept. l7-21!


Lots of people want to write cookbooks for different reasons, and this is the workshop to address what makes for a successful cookbook.

You can bring a manuscript, an idea, a thought and we’ll work together on crafting it into a book. We will also meet with authors who have approached writing a cookbook in different ways—through mainstream publishers, a university press, and self-publishing. These are very different approaches and it will be helpful to hear from these different authors. We will also talk about working with photographers and stylists.

I hope you’ll join me!  Here is more information:

This is a beautiful time of year in Santa Fe.



Cooking with Confidence!

I recently did an on-line interview with Lisa King who has a blog called Cook with Confidence. It was great fun to do and if you’re at all unsure of yourself in the kitchen, I hope you’ll take a look.  The link to my piece is, and Lisa’s site is  It’s a worthwhile site and good work that she’s doing.