Behind the Ingredients: Olga Massov and Sanaë Lemoine present Hot Sheet, in conversation with Cheryl Pearl Sucher

April 10th
McNally Jackson Seaport
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Transform everyday meals into extraordinary ones, with more than 100 recipes harnessing the power of your sheet pan, including breakfasts, starters, dinners, and desserts. Say goodbye to boring food and hello to flavor-packed dishes for weeknight dining as well as special occasions.

The sheet pan hardly needs an introduction—every kitchen should have one. The underappreciated cooking workhorse, sheet pans are versatile, practical, inexpensive, durable, stackable, and easy to clean—and you’re probably already using them regularly for quick-and-easy chicken and veg or staple treats like chocolate chip cookies. But Hot Sheet offers a more creative approach with elevated yet accessible recipes spanning from breakfast to dinner to desserts—and every course in-between—that will take you from weeknight suppers to celebratory meals.

Cookbook authors and editors Olga Massov and Sanaë Lemoine lean into their respective backgrounds to showcase the sheet pan’s full potential with more than 100 elegant and surprisingly achievable recipes, including:

  • Giant Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pancake with Blueberries
  • Open-Face Croque Monsieur for a Crowd
  • Oven Ratatouille with Eggs
  • Chicken Faux-gine with Olives, Dates, and Preserved Lemons
  • Dumpling Filling Meatloaf with Sweet Potatoes and Quickles
  • Coconut Fish en Papillote with Cherry Tomatoes
  • All-the-Crispy-Bits Mac and Cheese
  • Paella with Chorizo and Peas
  • Cauliflower Steaks with Parsley-Shallot Sauce
  • Sheet Pan “Fried” Rice
  • Strawberry Snacking Sheet Cake
  • Labneh Cheesecake Bars with Berry Compote
  • Caramelized Bananas with Ice Cream

You’ll need nothing other than Hot Sheet for exciting weeknight dinners and special meals that don’t take much time to clean up. As Olga and Sanaë write, having a quick and easy meal doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste or sophistication.

Behind the Ingredients is McNally Jackson’s cookbook conversation series, hosted by McNally OG and cookbook buyer Cheryl Pearl Sucher. The series explores the evolution of cookbooks from literal recipe collections to photographic coffee table tomes. How do recipes come into being? How does vision turn into a book? What historical and personal influences mold a chef’s individual voice? What is the difference between cookbook writers and chefs who write cookbooks? Join us for satiating conversations with chefs from around the world. Don’t come hungry.

Olga Massov is a cookbook writer and editor, as well as a recipe developer. She is an editor at The Washington Post’s Food section where she also regularly contributes recipes. She has coauthored and edited multiple cookbooks. A homesick Brooklynite, Olga lives with her husband, son, dog, and cat just over the D.C. border in Maryland.

Sanaë Lemoine is a novelist and former cookbook editor, who has worked at Martha Stewart and Phaidon Press. She is the author of The Margot Affair, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and the co-author of Make It Japanese by Rie McClenny. Born to a Japanese mother and French father, Sanaë was raised in France and Australia, and now lives in Brooklyn.


Cheryl Pearl Sucher is the curator of McNally Jackson Prince Street’s prized culinary sections. When she’s not perusing recipes, she writes fiction and non-fiction and is the author of the novel The Rescue of Memory (Scribner) for which she was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Fellowship in Fiction. Since marrying a Kiwi in 1999, she has lived between the Greater New York City area and New Zealand, where she is a frequent features writer and book reviewer for the New Zealand Listener. From July 2013 to April 2016, she was one of four broadcast presenters of New Zealand Hawkes Bay Television’s half-hour interview series Chatroom. She also hosted McNally Jackson’s author interview series Between Two Worlds, where she spoke with Sally Rooney, Sigrid Nunez, Douglas Stuart among others. Finally, she hasn’t given up on the eternal rewrite of her second novel, Alive Among the Ruins.



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