Writer, speaker, educator, business owner, and hospitality enthusiast, Katherine Sasser offers a transparent and transformative exploration into the topic of hospitality. Each episode will inform and inspire you with tactical tools as well as speak to the meaningful mindset necessary to put hospitality into action. Discover how you can engage your heart and your hands in the art of creating space for others. Katherine has been practicing hospitality in her own home for twenty years, is a self-taught home-cook, and built a business centered around hospitality. From tips on cooking the perfect chocolate chip cookie, to hosting difficult people at your dinner table, to finding ways to model hospitality and anticipate need, each episode will deliver a fresh take on a commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted topic, If you want to experience first-hand the beauty that creating space for others can bring, you’ve come to the right place.
Do you own any of Ina Garten's cookbooks? In today's episode, part two of a three-part series, Katherine is sharing her review of the next three of Ina's cookbooks. She will look at Barefoot Contessa At Home, Barefoot Contessa Back To Basics, and Barefoot Contessa How Easy Is That.
For such a basic ingredient, understanding salt is not simple. In today's episode, Katherine discusses the role salt plays in cooking, the assortment of varieties and brands and how to use each, plus a guide for learning how to successfully use salt with confidence in your own kitchen.
Food is a basic human need, but when it comes to hospitality, what role does food play? In today's episode, Katherine will address the complicated topic of food and look specifically at the role it plays in hospitality. She will outline our reasons food matters and provide examples of why our view of food matters when creating space for others.
After over 100 days of living life amid a pandemic, how are you doing? In today’s episode, I am talking about how I am feeling, coping, struggling, and surviving after walking through this strange season for sixteen weeks. I am also sharing some helpful resources and life-giving strategies that I have put into practice in my own life. I hope these will serve to encourage and equip you as we continue on together.
Is there anything better than a homemade chocolate chip cookie? As an avid home cook and bakery owner, Katherine has made thousands of chocolate chip cookies over the past twenty years. On today's episode, Katherine shares how she developed her recipe as well as her top tips for successful chocolate chip cookies. Katherine also shares how to store chocolate chip cookies to extend their shelf life, ways to prepare them in advance, and a few variations for you to consider.
Do you own any of Ina Garten's cookbooks? Today, in Part One of a three part series, Katherine shares her review of Ina's first four cookbooks. Today's episode looks at The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, and Barefoot In Paris.
Have you wondered how hospitality could possibly be relevant in a climate of sheltering in place and social distancing? In today's episode, Katherine shares why hospitality still matters, why it is still worth the time, and why is it something we all need, especially right now.
Have you ever put in the time and effort to cook something from scratch, only to have it flop or not deliver what you were expecting? The truth is, it might not be your fault. In today's episode, Katherine reveals the truth about recipes and why most of them cannot be trusted. To help you navigate the difference between a good recipe and a not-so-good recipe, Katherine shares two valuable lists: "Four Signs Of A Good Recipe" and "Ten Tips For How To Tell If A Recipe Can Be Trusted Or Not."
For most mothers, the idea of navigating body talk with their daughters can bring on a cold sweat. In today's episode, Katherine shares three tips regarding how to talk to your daughters about their bodies. Based in a series of personal decisions, each with a specific outcome in mind, the tips covered in today's episode are universally applicable. The episode can provide a framework from which to build healthy habits and behaviors in your own life and the life of your children.
What is it about receiving compliments that makes us so uncomfortable? In today's episode, Katherine explores this socially awkward topic through the lens of hospitality by examining the motives behind our discomfort. With a simple strategy and a mindset focused on others, receiving compliments can become an artful expression of love.
In this episode, Katherine continues the telling the saga of the Ina In A Year project. Fraught with unexpected trials and unmet expectations, this is the side of the Ina Project that you have not heard about!
Do you know who Ina Garten is? Did you know that Katherine cooked all of Ina's recipes in one year? In today episode, Katherine tells Part One of the Ina In A Year story, sharing the origin story of the idea, the hurdles to making it happen, and hinting at heartache along the way.
If you had to provide a definition for hospitality, could you? In today's episode, Katherine will provide a foundational definition for hospitality that will be easy to bring to the front of your mind when needed. In addition, she will also explore the difference between hosting and entertaining, giving ways to tell the two apart. Finally, she will address the question of why we bother with hospitality in the first place. Is it really worth it? This episode is designed to pique your interest and get you excited to begin your own hospitality journey!