Lisa Lucas and Debrianna Mansini, authors of That Time We Ate Our Feelings

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Lisa Lucas and Debrianna Mansini for the release of their cookbook That Time We Ate Our Feelings! This event will take place on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm at Porter Square Books: Boston Edition (50 Liberty Drive, Boston, MA 02210).

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From Sunnier Days Ahead Meyer Lemon Squares to I Wanna Be Curled Up On My Couch with the Cats Stuffed Meatloaf and Salt Roasted Potatoes to Get You Through the Night, this warming, judgment-free collection of 150 mouthwatering recipes proves that a good meal heals all.

The stars of the hit sensation Corona Kitchen know that good food and good stories are like a warm, healing hug, and we could all use one right now. Add seasoning, a dash of hilarious (and relatable) personal anecdotes, and the troubles of the day--pandemics and politics to name a few--seem to fade.

Outspoken television pros Lisa Lucas and Debrianna Mansini shared their kitchens, hearts, anxieties, and good humor, and broadcast their culinary adventures during the Covid-19 lockdown and the dark days that followed, and in the process connected with a hungry audience that spans the globe. Here they share their most beloved dishes along with never-before-shared creations and the top-voted dishes of members of the Corona Kitchen community, and the result is a colorful cookbook and cathartic read all in one.

This quirky, hands-on volume features original recipes for all meals of the day, plus snacks, side dishes, cocktails and mocktails, and options for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. It will meet you where you are, no matter if you are stressed, sad, thriving, or nostalgic, and in the spirit of spontaneity, resourcefulness, and all things unscripted, all you have to bring to the table is yourself.


Lisa Lucas is a writer, producer, and actor who has produced and written more than thirty television series, including for ABC's The Bachelorette, Bravo's Work of Art, and NBC's Emmy-winning My 1st Time. In 2017, she produced the Emmy-nominated feature documentary Defending the Fire. She is also an executive producer and principal partner in LikeMinds, a production company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that creates content for documentary and scripted television series, short films, and independent features. Lisa has received professional theatrical training from the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, Connecticut, and studied Shakespearean theater at the Guildhall School for Music and Drama in London, England. For some reason, she is frequently cast in roles of either unfortunate victims of wrong place at the wrong time situations, like in NBC's The Night Shift, or hyper pious parochial school nuns like in the independent 2021 short film The Holy Word. In 2020, Lisa and Debrianna Mansini launched Corona Kitchen, an unscripted weekly cooking show on Facebook and YouTube Live. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Debrianna Mansini is an actor, writer, and activist who is known for her role as Fran in AMC's Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul and for playing opposite Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. She trained at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City before launching Tin Roof Productions, which later became the Santa Fe Performing Arts Company. Debrianna has worked off-Broadway in New York and has toured on stage throughout the United States in her critically-acclaimed show The Meatball Chronicles. Debrianna and her husband, David Forlano, won the Earth Keepers Award for Best Sustainable Video for their documentary short, Earth Ships of Taos, which was shown at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, and several of their documentary shorts have aired on Al Gore's cable network, Current TV. In 2010, Debrianna's children's short, Picking Up Feets, was selected for the International Women in Film Festival. In 2020, Debrianna and Lisa Lucas launched Corona Kitchen, an unscripted weekly cooking show on Facebook and YouTube Live. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Event date: 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books: Boston Edition
50 Liberty Drive
Boston, MA 02210

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That Time We Ate Our Feelings: 150 Recipes for Comfort Food from the Heart By Lisa Lucas, Debrianna Mansini, Penina Meisels (Photographer) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948062862
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Apollo Publishers - November 28th, 2023


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