Anything’s Pastable: Conversation & Book Signing with Dan Pashman & Gail Simmons

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 7:30 pm
At the Suffolk Y JCC

About the Event 

James Beard Award winner Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful food podcast, will be in conversation with Top Chef star Gail Simmons live on stage in celebration of Dan’s first cookbook, Anything Pastable: 81 Inventive Pasta Recipes for Saucy People. The book was inspired by the response to Dan’s viral pasta shape cascatelli, which was named one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year.

Anything’s Pastable, as well as Dan’s pastas, will be available for purchase, and Dan will be available to sign copies of this book after the show. Proceeds to benefit the Community Pantry at the Suffolk Y JCC, which helps individuals and families struggling with food insecurity on Long Island.



General Admission $25

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Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Spork $1,800
Seating for 12 at the event, name Listed on event materials, three complimentary books signed by Dan Pashman, mention in social media marketing, special goody bag of treats from Dan Pashman, reserved seating in the front row, and name recognition from the stage during remarks from CEO.

Golden Tagliatelle $500
Seating for 8 at the event, name listed on event materials, two complimentary books signed by Dan Pashman, mention in social media marketing, special goody bag of treats from Dan Pashman.

Silver Spaghettoni $360
Seating for 5 at the event, name listed on event materials, and one complimentary book signed by Dan Pashman.

Bronze Bucatini $180
Seating for 2 at the event, name listed on event materials.

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Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the creator and host of the two-time James Beard and Webby Award winning podcast The Sporkful, which he says is not for foodies, it’s for eaters. On The Sporkful, Dan uses humor and humanity to approach food from many angles, covering science, history, identity, culture, economics, and more. In 2021, Dan launched the new pasta shape cascatelli, which Time Magazine named one of the 100 Best Inventions of 2021. The story of Dan’s three year quest to create cascatelli was told in The Sporkful podcast’s “Mission: ImPASTAble” series, which the New York Times named one of the 10 Best Podcasts of 2021.

Dan is also the creator and host of Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong and a contributor to NPR. He has appeared on CBS  This Morning, The Today Show, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Guy’s Grocery Games, Radiolab, WTF with Marc Maron, Planet Money, Beat Bobby Flay, and more.

Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. Since the show’s inception in 2006, she has lent her extensive expertise as permanent judge on BRAVO’s Emmy-winning series Top Chef. Now in its 20th anniversary season, Top Chef is rated the #1 food show on cable television. She was most recently co-host of The Good Dish, the daily syndicated series offering delicious recipes, real-life wisdom, and conversations on the topic of the day, and was formerly host of Top Chef Amateurs, as well as Iron Chef Canada.

She also published her first book, Talking with my Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater in February 2012. Her first cookbook, Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating, was released in October 2017. Nominated for an IACP award for best general cookbook, it features recipes inspired by Gail’s world travels—all made with accessible ingredients and with smart, simple techniques for successful family meals and easy entertaining.