Emily Luchetti doesn’t much care for age-obsession, or even for slowing down. The onetime Stars pastry chef, who continues to ply her trade in the Bay Area, and to author cookbooks, took a break from recipe writing to collaborate with Erin McHugh on So Who’s Counting: The Little Quote Book about Growing Old and Still Kicking Ass. Last summer, Emily and Andrew plopped down in New York City’s Madison Square Park and kicked around their similar attitudes towards this sometimes taboo subject, as well as the very specific challenges that face cooks and chefs as they mature, and how to care for themselves and plan for the back-end of their careers, both creatively and physically. There’s room on their blanket, so join them for this short, breezy conversation that spins off on a number of fascinating tangents.
So Who’s Counting: The Little Quote Book about Growing Old and Still Kicking Ass