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Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • virtual
    • 7

    Summer Book Club: How to Feed a Dictator: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

    Members $5

    The NYWCA Summer Book Club selection is How to Feed a Dictator: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks. The author, Witold Szabłowski, tracked down the personal chefs of dictators known for the oppression and massacre of their own citizens—Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Uganda’s Idi Amin, Albania’s Enver Hoxha, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, and Cambodia’s Pol Pot.

    The Washington Post writes, Fascinating . . . Moving . . . Reveal[s] the complicated web of feelings (and morals) involved in cooking for a despot . . . a chilling read.”  And from Community Bookstore: “Dishy, deliciously readable, and dead serious, the book provides a knife’s-edge view of life under tyranny.” 

    Join us with your preferred drink and/or snack

    for the book’s lively discussion!



    This event will be held virtually via Zoom.

    The link will be sent to attendees within 24 hours of the event.

    For questions please contact event host Maria Steinberg at

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12/10/2020 A Toast to Legendary New York City Hostesses + Hands-on Cocktail-Making with Pomp & Whimsy Gin Liqueur -- Virtual Event
12/09/2020 Diversity Training Workshop #3: Creating Safe and Braving Spaces for Better Communication
12/02/2020 Virtual Holiday Bazaar #2
11/29/2020 Virtual Holiday Bazaar #1
11/19/2020 Diversity Training Workshop #2: Was that a Microagression?
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05/28/2020 Born Under the Tuscan Sun - Virtual Event
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01/27/2020 Global Dinner: France with Chef Sara Moulton
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12/16/2019 “Mastering Spice” and More with Lior Lev Secarz
11/20/2019 Full Moon Reiki Sound Bath
11/16/2019 Coffee Cupping & Tour at Gumption Coffee NYC
11/14/2019 Roman-Jewish Inspired Dishes: A Traditional Dinner
11/12/2019 Sausage-Making Class with Fleishers Craft Butchery
11/04/2019 Open Board Meeting
11/01/2019 Meet Jono Pandolfi, Dinnerware Designer to the Stars
10/30/2019 October Happy Hour at Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen
10/23/2019 Strudel Queen Performs Live
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10/02/2019 Fall Harvest Lunch with Airis the Chef
10/01/2019 Basque Tapas and Dinner at Huertas NYC
09/25/2019 NYWCA Wellness: Eat Well! Feel Well!
09/19/2019 Cocktail Club: Cognac
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07/30/2019 New Member Happy Hour: New Members Only
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06/20/2019 La Cocina at La Palapa
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05/14/2019 Discover THE ITALIAN TABLE with author, blogger and culinary tour organizer Elizabeth Minchilli
05/14/2019 Herb Spring Supper at the Horticultural Society of NY
05/07/2019 International Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Pairing with Milène Jardine Chocolatier
04/29/2019 Spring Potluck
04/16/2019 Dine-Around: Bricolage - Park Slope
04/09/2019 Skills Workshop: Fermentation Workshop
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04/04/2019 Instant Indian – Indian Cooking in the Instant Pot
04/03/2019 Business Skills Workshop: Food Styling Q&A with Lisa Homa
03/27/2019 Happy Hour, March: Back to Brooklyn at Torst
03/23/2019 Learn to Cook the Indian Way with Garima Kothari
03/19/2019 Dine-Around: Raclette
03/18/2019 Business Skills Workshop: Keep the Cash Flowing!
03/12/2019 Too Good to Passover - Pre-Passover Seder Dinner and Discussion with Jennifer Adabi
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01/28/2019 Cocktail Club: Rye Whiskey
01/23/2019 NYWCA January Happy Hour
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Note: NYWCA policy is that cancellations made 7 days or less before an event are not refundable, unless the member who is canceling can fill her space with someone on the wait list or another replacement. Up to 7 days, members can cancel through their profile page, or by contacting the organizer. The Treasurer will issue the refund via original form of payment, less the $5 cancellation fee to cover processing cost. If the program is cancelled by the NYWCA, your full cost, including fees, will be refunded.

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