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Slow Food Austin - Kate Payne Slow Session

Springdale Farm

755 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78702, USA

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Event Description

Join Slow Food Austin at Springdale Farm to see Kate Payne introduce her new book "The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen." Kate Payne’s new book will hit the shelves on May 20th and we will have one of the first opportunities to hear her story. Come find out about what inspired Kate to write her new book and get a peak at it’s contents. Kate will also be demonstrating a recipe from the book and providing us with samples. Afterwards Kate will be signing copies of her book. We hope you come spend a lovely May evening on Springdale Farm with Kate Payne and Slow Food Austin!

About Kate Payne

Kate Payne is an author, freelance writer and educator.

Her writing includes non-profit grants writing, web content, essays and articles for publications like Edible Austin, HGTV Mag, Acres USA Mag, Canning Across America and the kitchn websites, and others.

She teaches classes on home food preservation and other food-based instruction both privately and at culinary instruction schools and centers like Whole Foods, Central Market, The Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Kate also leads a spring 10-week writing workshop in Austin, TX.

She honed her creative improvisation and DIY skills while living in Brooklyn, where she wrote her first book, Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking (HarperCollins 2011). Kate became an avid home canner and gluten-free baker also while living in NYC. She posts recipes, how-to’s and other home-project tutorials to her blog.

She is presently at work on her next book, Hip Girl’s Guide to the Kitchen (HarperCollins, 2014) and currently promoting a line of aprons in her online shop.

She lives in Austin, TX with her wife, documentary photographer Jo Ann Santangelo, and travels regularly to cities across the US and Canada for classes, demonstrations and speaking opportunities.

About Springdale Farm


Owned and farmed by Glenn and Paula Foore, Springdale Farm sits on 4.83 acres just 3 miles east from the State Capitol in Austin, Texas.  Located at 755 Springdale Road in East Austin, the family operated Urban Farm grows over 75 seasonal vegetable varieties and operates a popular public farm stand every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9AM - 1PM

About Slow Food Austin


Slow Food Austin is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization that reconnects people with the food they eat. One of more than 200 chapters across 150 countries, Slow Food Austin motivates people to make responsible choices within our food system through educational initiatives, social activities, fundraising events and community volunteer projects that inspire respect for where food comes from and awakens true pleasure in eating.

About Slow Sessions

Slow Sessions are educational events that are always free and open to the public. The goal is twofold: (1) to provide opportunities for Austinites to learn more about their food and where it comes from (2) to support local businesses whose values align with the Slow Food mission of good, clean and fair food for all.


Map of Event Location
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 6:00 pm –  8:00 pm