Cal Peternell is the New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Recipes, A Recipe for Cooking, and Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta. His newest book is Burnt Toast and Other Disasters, a guide for making things better. Cal’s drive to teach people the pleasure and satisfaction to be found cooking at home led him to co-create the Cooking By Ear podcast. Before that, Cal was the chef at Alice Waters’ influential Chez Panisse for over twenty years.
Cal grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and earned a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He and his wife, the artist Kathleen Henderson, have three kids and recently relocated to Frenchtown, NJ.