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Valerie Bertinelli

warwick's & the university of san diego’s college of arts and sciences and humanities center present
Valerie Bertinelli
in conversation with Susannah Stern


Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 7:00pm PDT

IPJ Theatre, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110
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$35+tax and fee: One copy of Indulge and One General Admission

  • Check-In opens at 6:15PM. Seating is first-come, first-served. Please have the QR code pulled up on your phone or print out your tickets to expedite the check-in process.
  • "With Book" ticketholders will receive a copy of Indulge at check-in the evening of the event.
  • Valerie will be signing books (no personalization) and available for a photo opportunity!
  • Please enter campus from the west entrance and park in the west lot. The event will begin on time, so please allow plenty of time to get from the parking structure to the theater.
  • Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

Warwick's and the University of San Diego’s College of Arts and Sciences and Humanities Center present Valerie Bertinelli as she discusses and signs her new cookbook, Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes to Enjoy and Share, in conversation with Susannah Stern. Valerie Bertinelli was the Emmy Award–winning host of the Food Network shows Valerie’s Home Cooking and Kids Baking Championship and is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Enough Already, Losing It, and Finding It, plus fan favorites Valerie's Home Cooking and One Dish at a Time. She has starred in TV classics One Day at a Time and Hot in Cleveland.

Beloved actress and New York Times bestselling author Valerie Bertinelli returns with her most indulgent cookbook yet; a collection of 100 recipes to nourish the body and the soul.

in-dulge: to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

When Valerie Bertinelli turned 60, she said "Enough already!" and ended her battle with the scale for good. She stopped counting calories. She stopped thinking of certain foods as good or bad. She quit saying no and began saying yes, finally learning how to enjoy the pure pleasure of being alive—starting in the kitchen.

In short, she learned how to indulge.

With this gorgeous cookbook, Valerie shares her secrets for indulging so you can start living your best, most fulfilling life too. Whether it's splurging on fresh produce at the farmer's market, cooking an extravagant steak dinner for one, or serving an ice cream sundae bar at a dinner party, this book is a reminder that indulging can take many shapes and forms.

You'll discover the delicious recipes she cooks for her friends and family, including favorites like Garlic Confit BLT, Oven "Fried" Okra, Sausage and Olive Cheese Bites, Spaghetti al Limone, Salmon Burgers With Quick-Pickled Vegetables, Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce and Chocolate Peanut Butter Dates, and more.

Written in Valerie's warmhearted and intimate style—including heartfelt essays about how to savor moments big and small—this cookbook is a permission slip to enjoy food, and more importantly, enjoy life.

Susannah Stern, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of San Diego, and she currently serves as the Director of the Honors Program.  She is also affiliated faculty with the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Stern’s research examines how both fictional and news media represent adolescents, as well as how young people interact with, make sense of and are affected by media. Her work aims to emphasize youth agency, and she is centrally concerned with the complex and dynamic relationships young people share with digital technologies. Her work draws attention to the cultural consumption, self-expression, and identity work that accompany young people’s media and digital participation. Stern offers a variety of courses that investigate the role of media in contemporary life. Some of her favorite classes to teach include The Digital Self, Teenagers and Popular Media, Children & Media, Media Process and Effects, and Qualitative Research Methods. As the Director of the Honors Program, Stern also teaches the Honors Thesis Seminar to over 100 students annually, guiding honors seniors as they create original scholarly projects rooted in over 25 majors from across the university.

Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes to Enjoy and Share By Valerie Bertinelli Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063244726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvest - April 2nd, 2024