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Palm Springs Speaks presents Tembi Locke

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Palm Springs Cultural Center, Camelot Theater

2300 E Baristo Rd

Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Tembi Locke FROM SCRATCH is a rich and transformative book about love, parenthood, forgiveness, multicultural identity and food.

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11:30-12:00 Check in

12:00-12:45 Tembi Locke speaks

12:45-1:00 Audience Q&A

1:00-1:30 Book signing

BIO:

Tembi Locke—actor, mom, author, advocate, chef’s wife and now young widow—is passionate about two things: the power of storytelling as a tool to inspire meaningful connection, and savoring the flavors, food and kitchen wisdom from her favorite place in the world, Sicily.

An accomplished actor with over sixty television and film performances to her credit, including The Magicians, NCIS: LA, Bones, Eureka, Dumb and Dumber To, Friends and Proven Innocent. Away from the camera, Tembi Locke’s advocacy work stems from her personal experience as a long-term cancer caregiver and focuses on families facing illness, community building and sharing inspiration when it matters most. She’s a nationally recognized speaker for her keynotes on resilience, loss and motherhood, and her TEDx talk has been viewed by individuals and nonprofits worldwide. Tembi is also the creator and founder of The Kitchen Widow, an online platform that encourages and supports connected living during grief and loss.

BOOK INFO:

This Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller is “a captivating story of love lost and found” (Kirkus Reviews) set in the lush Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hours.

Cooking and eating Sicilian food together was one of the great joys actress Tembi Locke shared with her beloved husband Saro, a professional Italian chef. Twenty years prior, when she bumped into him on a street in Florence, she had no idea that he would become the love of her life and that they would build a fairy tale life together in Los Angeles with an adopted daughter they adored. And she never imagined that after his diagnosis of a rare form of cancer and a decade of caretaking, she would eventually lose him and have to start over from scratch.

Shattered, but determined to honor the memory of her husband, build a new life for their daughter Zoela, and strengthen their relationship with his family, she returned to his hometown on the island of Sicily. FROM SCRATCH: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home (Simon & Schuster; Publication April 30, 2019 hardcover, and February 2020 paperback) chronicles the three summers Tembi and Zoela spent there bonding with Saro’s mother in a tiny hamlet of farmers.

Once estranged from Saro’s parents because they refused to accept that he was marrying a black American, Tembi discovered solace and nourishment, the healing gifts of simple fresh food, the embrace of a close-knit community, and the wisdom to light a path forward in the warm and welcoming kitchen of her mother-in-law.

BOXED LUNCH WILL INCLUDE:

INSALATA DI RUCOLA CON POMODORI E RICOTTA SALATA –

Arugula Salad with Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata

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PASTA CON ZUCCHINI

Sicilian Summer Pasta

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