New York Women In Film & Television Announces Publication of THE PRODUCER’S PALATE COOKBOOK

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) announced the release of its first-ever cookbook, The Producer’s Palate, at the March 30 documentary industry screening Julia Child Julia and Q&A with directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West. Produced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the book features recipes, photos, and personal stories from leaders in the NYWIFT community. Proceeds from book sales will support NYWIFT’s professional development and advocacy initiatives.

Julia tells the story of the legendary cookbook author and television superstar who changed the way Americans view food, television, and even women. The full conversation with Cohen and West, moderated by NYWIFT Board Vice Chair Yvonne Russo, is available at The film’s never-before-seen archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, and tantalizing cutting-edge food cinematography provided the perfect introduction to Russo’s announcement of the new NYWIFT release.

The Producer’s Palate: Cooking with New York Women in Film & Television Visionaries is a one-of-a-kind cookbook featuring an extraordinary collection of personal favorite recipes from NYWIFT’s top producers. Twenty-six recipes, from 26 brilliant women, ranging from the humblest side dish passed down from generation to generation, to the most sublime original creations, all wonderful enough to make your mouth water. The recipes each have a personal connection – dating back to the early 1900s through the modern age of internet recipe sharing.

Russo led the initiative from the start of development to final printing. “The Producer’s Palace was created during the COVID outbreak. A culinary expression from our hearts to our NYWIFT community as a way to nourish our lives with a diverse palate of recipes during difficult times. A blend of cuisine and culture to lift spirits, merge food and family to savor every day and the joys of life,” said NYWIFT Board Vice Chair Yvonne Russo.

“In life, we always need food, but especially during dark times like these,” NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez said in her introduction to the book. She added, “We hope these recipes bring joy to our community and offer a delicious ‘thank you’ to everyone who supports us as we continue to advocate for equity and inclusion in the media industry. .”

The cookbook is NYWIFT’s third print publication. It can be purchased for $29.99 at

The 2020 Creative Workforce Summit Journal is also on sale for $21.95 at the same link. The publication focused on documentary filmmakers, industry and funders in conversation, and celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

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