Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 8pm
Marguerite's Kitchen: A Benefit for Light Industry

Archestratus, 160 Huron Street, Brooklyn

Light Industry is having some friends over for dinner, and we’d love for you to come. The evening, hosted by the inimitable cookbook shop Archestratus and orchestrated by chef Paige Lipari, is a simple affair, featuring a menu drawn entirely from Marguerite Duras’s personal recipes. Proceeds from the event will support Light Industry’s future programs, but we’ve decided to forego the usual trappings of the fundraising gala—just a nice meal and good company.

“Do you want to know why I cook?,” Duras once asked. “Because I enjoy it very much...It’s the antipode of writing, but somehow we’re in the same solitude when we cook, and the same inventiveness.”


Pâté de Foies de Volaille au Vin Blanc et au Porto
La Vichyssoise
Morue à la Mode de Maria
L'Omelette Vietnamienne
Salade Chinoise
Confiture aux Oranges Amères (with Olive Oil Cake)

...and plenty of wine.



If you aren’t able to make it that evening, but would still like to contribute, tax-deductible donations to Light Industry can be made here.

Feel free to email us with any questions:

Benefit Committee: Jake Perlin, Janique Vigier