Mark your calendars, all you literary-minded food folk—the Food Book Fair is returning to the Wythe Hotel from April 10th-12th this year. Founded in 2012 by Elizabeth Thacker Jones, FBF gathers together some of the most influential voices in culinary-focused print, for a three-day long series of workshops, panels and demonstrations.
This year’s exciting line up of participants includes Christine Muhlke of Bon Appétit, as well as The Spotted Pig’s April Bloomfield, Dirt Candy’s Amanda Cohen, Per Se’s Brooks Headley, and many others. They’ll take part in panels such as Passion To Profits: Stories Of Women Who Made Food Their Business, curated by Rodale Books and the Toklas Society. Pioneer Mimi Sheraton will also be on hand to talk about her new book, 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die, offering a rare glimpse into her storied career as a food journalist, and first female restaurant critic for the New York Times. MOFAD’s Dave Arnold will moderate What’s In A Name? Rethinking Food Labeling, speaking with Katherine DiMatteo (Executive Director of the Sustainable Food Trade Association), William K. Hallman (Human Ecology Director of the Food Policy Institute at Rutgers), and Jean Halloran, recently appointed to the board of directors at Keysight Technologies, the world’s leading electronic measurement company.
Food magazine enthusiasts won’t want to miss Foodieodicals on Saturday the 11th, which celebrates some of the most relevant and inspiring voices in food publishing, from vegan quarterly Chickpea Magazine to mastermind David Chang’s Lucky Peach. And during the duration of FBF, Kitchen Arts & Letters will have a pop up shop selling some of this year’s most notable cookbooks, memoirs, and journals (many of the authors will be on hand for signings). Of course, there will be plenty of edibles available as well—this is a culinary festival, after all—including beer from Brooklyn Brewery and delectable offerings from San Francisco’s famed Bar Tartine, so attendees can replenish all that energy spent thinking about the future of food!