Book and the Cook Is Back And Smaller
The Book and Cook is happening this year, although on a smaller scale than previous years.
Restructured. Reduced. Replanted from springtime in a harvest edition, Oct. 22 through 28, that its longtime organizer, Judy Faye, hopes will take root.
By last count, 16 authors – including Jonathan Waxman, Joan Nathan, David Rosengarten and Peter Reinhart – are to appear with their cookbooks for 15 dinners at area restaurants. A few more are being discussed, and there are a few side events, but it almost surely will remain the smallest program in Book and the Cook history.
By contrast, even the first edition had 26 dinners over three days. At its height in 1999, 86 authors were on hand for nearly 100 events. For the last several years, the event had drawn about 70 authors.
This year’s event will host no food showcase, no preview gala, no beer tasting with a cast of thousands.
But it will have books and cooks. Current schedule of events after the jump.
Monday, October 22
Foie Gras… A Passion
Tuesday, October 23
Forklore: Recipes & Tales from an American Bistro
Wednesday, October 24
Cheese: A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Best
Azalea (Omni Hotel)
Dominique’s Tropical Latitudes
City Grange at The Westin Philadelphia
Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Breads
avid Rosengarten Entertains:Fabulous Parties for Food Lovers
Thursday, October 25
The Japanese Kitchen
Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen
David Joachim & Andy Schloss
Mastering The Grill
Friday, October 26
Joseph Ambler Inn
A Great American Cook
Saturday, October 27
Funky Lil’ Kitchen
Ligurian Kitchen: Recipes and Tales from The Italian Riviera
Sunday, October 28
The Seventh Daughter: My Culinary Journey from Bejing to San Francisco
Alison at Blue Bell
The New American Cooking
The Italian-American Cookbook
A scaled-back Book and the Cook [Philadelphia Inquirer]