Why You Should Attend The 2014 Food Book Fair In Brooklyn

The third annual Food Book Fair will take place this year at Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel on April 25-27. Food enthusiasts, publishers, book collectors, chefs, artists, activists, scholars and writers will converge to present three days of food writing, reading and activism, and to explore the latest in food innovation and conversation. Events will include panel discussions, author signings, a pop-up farm for children, a homebrew brewpub and special dinners. Also new this year will be a pop-up bookstore with over 200 hand-selected titles.

A roster of world-class speakers features Ava Chin, Laurie David, Tom Mylan, Bryant Terry and Steve Hindy. Weekend highlights include the Food + Growing + Music opening night event, a GMO roundtable with Dave Arnold and the Museum of Food and Drink, a dinner presented by Egg Restaurant and a showcase of food-focused publications for writer and editor networking. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Fair's official website. A full list of participants – which was just released – is included below.


Amy Thielen, The New Middlewestern Table

Ava Chin, Eating Wildly

Bryant Terry, Afro Vegan

David Tamarkin, Middlewest Magazine

Ellen Gustafson, We The Eaters

Emilie Baltz, Love Foodbook

Emily Elsen, 4 and 20 Blackbirds

Erin Gleeson, The Forest Feast

Fany Gerson, My Sweet Mexico

Jeni Britton Bauer, Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, Under the Table

Laura Silver, Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food

Laurie David, The Family Cooks

Maggie Gray, Labor and the Locavore

Megan Paska, The Rooftop Beekeeper

Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol, Under the Shade of Olive Trees

Noah Fecks, The Way We Ate

Ole G. Mouritsen, Umami

Sarah Zorn, The Brooklyn Chef's Table

Scott Chaskey, Seedtime

Steve Hindy, Craft Beer Revolution

Tim Wendelboe, Coffee With Tim Wendelboe

Tom Mylan, The Meat Hook Meat Book

Valorie Lee Schaefer, Goodness Grows

Warren Bobrow, Apothecary Cocktails

Alex Postman, Executive Editor of Rodale Books

Anne Apparu, Chef/Artist

Bennett & Edith, Worksong Musicians

Jose Ramirez-Ruiz & Pam Yung of Chez Jose

Christophe Hille of Fleisher's

Dave Arnold, Founder and President, Museum of Food and Drink

David Gutowski and Kimberly Wetherell of DISH

Derek Denckla, Slow Money NYC

Emilia Terragni, Editorial Director of Cookbooks, Phaidon

Eric Steen, Artist

Esa Nickle, Producing Director, Performa

Evelyn Kim, Writer

George Weld & Evan Hanzcor of Egg

Leah Gauthier, Artist

Michael Hansen of Consumers Union

Taylor Erkkinen of The Brooklyn Kitchen

Theresa Marquez of Organic Valley


A-Z Beer

The Brew


Cherry Bombe

Chickpea Vegan Quarterly

Culture: the word on cheese

Diner Journal

Edible Magazine

Food Phreaking

Gather Journal


Lucky Peach

Middlewest Magazine

Modern Farmer


Put A Egg On It

The Runcible Spoon

Saucy Magazine

Short Stack Editions

Small Thyme Cooks

Sweets & Bitters

White Zinfandel

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