Chef Rossi "The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi "

Join East End Books Ptown as we welcome Celebrity Chef "The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi" to Provincetown.


When their high-school-aged, punk, runaway daughter is found hosting a Jersey Shore hotel party, Rossi's parents feel they have no other choice: they ship her off to live with a Chasidic rabbi in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Within the confines of this restrictive culture, Rossi's big city dreams take root. Once she makes her way to Manhattan, Rossi's passion for cooking, which first began as a revolt against the microwave, becomes her life mission.

The Raging Skillet is one woman's story of cooking her way through some of the most unlikely kitchens in New York City—at a "beach" in Tribeca, an East Village supper club, and a makeshift grill at ground zero in the days immediately following 9/11. Forever writing her own rules, Rossi ends up becoming the owner of one of the most sought-after catering companies in the city. This heartfelt, gritty, and hilarious memoir shows us how the creativity of the kitchen allows us to give a nod to where we come from, while simultaneously expressing everything that we are. Includes unpretentious recipes for real people everywhere.
Rossi -– yes, she only has one name, has been a writer for many publications, including The Daily News, Time Out New York, Mcsweeney's and now blogs for Huffington Post. She has been the food writer for 16 years of the "Eat Me" column for Bust magazine, hosts her own hit radio show on WOMR and WFMR in Cape Cod called "Bite This," now in its tenth season, and has been featured on "The Food Network" and "NPR."

"Her first edible memoir, The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi, is forthcoming from the Feminist Press!"

As the owner and executive chef of "The Raging Skillet," a cutting-edge catering company known for breaking any and all rules, she has earned a reputation as the one to call when it's time to do something different.

The Raging Skillet has been called "a new breed of rebel anti-caterer" by The New York Times, "the wildest thing this side of the mason Dixon line" by Zagat and has been named among The Knot’s Best Of Wedding Caterers for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015! Having won six years in a row, The Raging Skillet is in the hall of fame!

Her motto is simple; "molds are a delicious thing to break


Event date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
389 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
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By Rossi
ISBN: 9781558619029
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Published: Feminist Press - November 10th, 2015

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