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!