Contact Joan

Joan Nathan is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau.

To book a lecture or speaking engagement, please contact Kim Thornton at

For other information, please contact Jordan Rodman, Knopf & Pantheon Publicity, at or 212.572.2195, or David Black at the David Black Agency at

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What people are saying when Joan Nathan comes to their community!

Shelley Fisher Fiskin

Joseph S. Atha Professor of Humanities; Professor of English, and Director of American Studies, Stanford University

Joan Nathan’s cookbooks may be legendary, but she is much is more than the author of acclaimed cookbooks. I’d call her a cultural historian of the first rank with a gift for reconnecting food to the culture that produced it. She has a special talent for conveying the significance of food in Jewish culture, and for giving readers the tools they need to participate themselves in that distinctive cultural nexus.

Beth Lee

Founder of OMG! Yummy

"People take cooking classes for many reasons: technique, regional cooking styles, weeknight cooking strategies, holiday cooking inspiration. But Joan’s classes offer something more — a lasting family-style kitchen memory imbued with food history and stories that only the doyenne of Jewish cooking — Joan Nathan — can share. An opportunity to cook with Joan is a priceless gift to experience with friends and family.”

Vicki Solot

Executive Director, First Person Arts

"Thank you so much for helping to arrange for Joan Nathan's appearance at the First Person Festival. Her program was excellent and the audience adored her...I want to be sure she knows how grateful we are that she took time out her busy schedule to come to Philadelphia to join us. I hope she enjoyed being here as much as everyone enjoyed having her."

Mimi Weisberg

Director of Jewish Cultural Arts and Education, Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor

"Tonight was truly a one of a kind experience for me and the other 225 people who came to listen! It is absolutely no wonder that you have had the phenomenal success in your career: you are brilliant, gracious, charming and completely lovely!"

Salvatore Rizzo

Owner/Director DeGustibus Cooking School at Macy's Herald Square

"On behalf of all of us at De Gustibus, I would like to thank you for an extraordinary, delicious and fun-filled event. The audience (or should I say your legion of devoted fans) were thrilled to have spent an afternoon with you and share in your stories of your wonderful and interesting life in food. I received a call this morning from Helen who attended your class and mentioned, 'Joan was wonderful! Her food was delicious and how gracious she was to spend the time after the class with each guest who purchased a book and speak to them one on one'. The audience loved your way of cooking and I am sure they will all replicate these dishes at home to share with their families."