Eddy ASpple Tree
Photo by Donna

The time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving is one of the busiest of the year and in addition to a lot of work, I'll also have the opportunity to do several food and book related appearances.  Hope you locals will join me for some of them.

Fabulous Food Show, November 13-15

I'm very excited to be welcoming Thomas Keller to town.  We'll be at the Fabulous Food Show Friday, November 13th at 7 p.m., for an intimate conversation about food, cooking the meaning of life, and plenty of Q&A with the audience. Tickets are $60 bucks and INCLUDE a signed copy of Ad Hoc At Home. He's making a special trip just for the food show as he's in LA to open the new Bouchon on November 18th. Please try to make it out and welcome Thomas on this special trip (my ass is grass if no one shows!). Here's the purchase tickets link, just click the blue button for all fab food ticket sales and look for the Keller event.

The Fabulous Food Show goes on all weekend and includes Food Network stars and plenty of Cleveland chefs. I, too, will be on the Culinary Celebration Stage the next day, Saturday, Nov 14, at 2:45, singing "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," and demo-ing all manner of doughs and batters, talking about Ratios and how, when you embrace them, there's simply no point in fearing death.

I will then head over to the Big Boy's stage and hurl the leftover green tomatoes at Michael Symon as he demos favorite recipes and takes Q&A from the audience. Michael begins at 4:30 and will be signing copies of his awesome new book, Live To Cook after. He'll also be on stage twice on Sunday, check the schedule at fabulousfoodshow.com for details on his demos and…the rest of your favorite Ceeeelebrity Chefs—with and without restaurants!

Bioneers Cleveland, November 6 – 8

Bioneers is a group of social and scientific innovators whose mission is to address environmental and social problems.  Food, as Michael Pollan said in his keynote address at this years main conference, is at the nexus of the most important issues we face today: health care, climate change, and oil-dependence. I'll be moderating the opening discussion of the conference following Pollan's taped address, with local food experts, this Friday, November 6, at CSU at 9 am.  The conference lasts all weekend, see details on tickets and registration here

Last But Not Least: My Library, Just Up the Street On Coventry, November 4

Tomorrow, Wednesday at 7 pm, is the last of a series of local author talks. Please come to what I imagine will be a very intimate gathering at the tiny Coventry library, where I'll be talking about writing and cooking and food and anything else you want to talk about. Hope you'll join the conversation. Jane from the lovely Appletree Books, around the corner from my house (an indy bookstore so retro it has no site, but here it is), will be on hand to sell books. Good time to get signed copies of Ratio for Xmas gifts for your favorite cooks!  Buy them from Jane or bring your own—hell, I'll sign anything, doesn't even have to be mine!

Fun month here and beautiful weather. Everybody should live in Cleveland!


16 Wonderful responses to “Cleveland November Appearances:
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely!”

  • Kate in the NW


    You DO know that a video of that needs to be posted, right?

  • claudia young

    i’m 500 miles away and still loved reading every word of this post. michael, you sound wonderful. wish i could be there. really, really…

  • MessyONE

    Well, blast. This weekend, we’re off to the City by the Bay for yumminess at A16, Loila, and Bar Tartine. As much as I adore you, I’m going for the food. I know you’ll understand.

    I do wish I could see Mr. Keller, though. Bouchon is one of my favorite places in the world. Sigh.

  • Leah Weiss Caruso

    I agree – more people should live in Cleveland! I love this city, and it is a fabulous food town. I have learned a lot from your blog, thanks for sharing your knowledge.

  • Rhonda


    I would absolutely love to be there but I will be HERE, cooking my ass off.

    Congrats to you and all of your success. Well deserved, I must say.

    I will be there in my thoughts.

  • luis

    No can be there Michael.. but Godspeed friend. You deserve it.

    Donna’s pic is got me thinking…apple pie.

  • Amanda

    I am SO there!!!!!!!

    OH MY GOSH!!!

    I cannot wait! I bought my tickets already! Seriously.

    Thank you for telling me about this. We just live in Columbus and this is a dream come true to meet Thomas Keller! And yourself of course 🙂

  • Lisa

    See you at the library tomorrow night!!! It’s my neighborhood library too and I’m so excited to hear you speak. Thanks for doing an appearance right here in Cleveland Hts!

  • Karin from Cleve and missing it in VA

    You’ve made me very homesick.

    Could have had two weekends planned and not driven more than 20 minutes to any venue.

  • DebbieQ

    I keep telling people that Cleveland is an awesome place to live…well except for that pesky snow thing. But I don’t want them to actually MOVE here because then it would be crowded awesomeness. They can come to visit though.

  • DP

    My Girlfriend has family in Cleveland and I’ve been hinting pretty hard lately that it is time to take a trip up there. This morning I was joking with her about running into you at “The Best Bar in the World” and buying you a drink. Then I sit down at my desk and read about your upcoming appearance with Thomas Keller. I am kind of crushed that I don’t think I can get up there for that but I figured I would take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your writing, perspectives and contributions to the food world. As for Mr. Keller, I’ve only eaten at Bouchon in Las Vegas, but that glorious meal lives on like an eternal flame in my food obsessed brain.

    Thank you sir. I’ll toast you for sure when I finally make it up to the Velvet Tango Room.

  • Forrest

    I don’t suppose you or anyone might be willing to get some video of any of these events to share with those of us in far off places like SC?

  • Mike

    I just got my tickets for the Keller talk, also going to try to make your talk tonight. Been reading Live to cook, cant wait to start cooking from it. BTW, remind Symon that there is no A in North Olmsted (pg. 10)!

  • Shane Karas

    I’d love to go to the Keller talk (it’s really a great deal with the book and all), but I’m stuck working on Friday. Rest assured, I will be in attendance Saturday at 2:45 to see your demo.

  • Ms. Glaze

    Boo hoo, I was offered a trip to come to the convention, but alas I’ll be sweatin’ away in a kitchen. However, I do know of at least one person who is going and who is super excited to go!!!