Miami Book Fair's Culinary Celebration

October 05, 2017
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So many culinary superstars will be on hand at this year's Miami Book Fair! Here's the latest schedule. We'll update any changes or additions as we receive them. For tickets and details, visit the Miami Book Fair site.

Saturday, Nov. 18
YOU KNEAD THIS: Demo by Jim Lahey of The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook, an illustrated guide to making sourdough and the Italian-inspired café dishes from one of the best bakeries in Manhattan, and now Miami – Lahey opened an outpost of Sullivan Street Bakery in Little Haiti earlier this year. His breads are available at Perricone's in Brickell.

Grocery by Michael Ruhlman
Grocery by Michael Ruhlman

FILL YOUR CART: Michael Ruhlman talks about Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America. This James Beard Award-winning author takes a look at how grocery stores have shaped how Americans shop and eat.

Patrick Alexander
Patrick Alexander (Photo: Miami Book Fair)

WINE AND CHEESE: You may have attended one of Patrick Alexander's wine appreciation classes at Books & Books. His The Booklover’s Guide to Wine: A Celebration of the History, the Mysteries and the Literary Pleasures of Drinking Wine and Liza Thorpe's The Book of Cheese: The Essential Guide to Discovering Cheeses You’ll Love are the perfect pairing for this demo.

HEALTHY TALK: Syivia Tara on The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You and Florencia Ramirez on Eat Less Water.

GUY DEMO: A guide to Dorito-crusted, boozy, fatty guy food, Josh Scherer's The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook features 70+ recipes and sage commentary.

NEW WORLD ICONS: Two James Beard Award-winning chef/restaurateur/authors with solid Florida ties talk about their new books. Culinary historian Maricel Presilla's Peppers of the Americas: The Remarkable Capsicums That Forever Changed Flavor is a comprehensive guide to these flavorful essentials, while Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen weaves his love of Florida and its ingredients into a loving exploration of our culinary landscape.

Photo 1: Peppers of the Americas by Maricel Presilla
Photo 2: Florida Kitchen by Norman Van Aken

FLAVORFUL TOPICS: Elaine Duran and Julie Voudie on You’re Next! Turn Your Disappointment into Destiny, Florida author Linda Gassenheimer on The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook: Your Super Simple Plan for Organizing, Budgeting, and Cooking Amazing Dinners and Adrianne Calvo of Panda Kitchen on her techniques for achieving maximum flavor.

Linda Gassenheimer

Sunday, Nov. 19

DAIRY DEMO: By Miamian Chris Valdes, official chef of the Florida Dairy Farmers, who served up avocado ice cream this summer at the National Ice Cream Day celebration at Miami Children's Museum.

LOBSTAH ROLLS: Matt Jennings does a demo from his Homegrown: Cooking from My New England Roots, featuring recipes for New England classics, like Boston Cream whoopie pies and clam chowder.

BRAVA, LIDIA! Bestselling author, host and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich on Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian: 220 Foolproof Recipes That Make Every Meal a Party

Kitchen Stadium demo from 2016 (Photo: Miami Book Fair)

ZAKUSKI & VODKA: Bonnie Frumkin Morales, Portland author of Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking, does a demo.

RACONTEURS: Justin Spring on The Gourmand’s Way: Six Americans in Paris and the Birth of a New Gastronomy, Laura Shapiro on What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories, and Adrian Miller on The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.

FROM PERSIMMONS TO PAWPAWS: Nancie McDermott, author of Fruit, does a demo.

DISCUSSION: The chef who got Dwyane Wade to eat his veggies, Richard Ingraham aka Chef RLI talks about his new Eating Well to Win: Inspired Living Through Inspired Cooking along with Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence on The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table.

Eating Well to Win
Eating Well to Win
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