One of New York City’s most tantalizing annual events, Food Book Fair, has spun off a new series called Food Book Party. And a party it will be! The series kicks off this Thursday, October 8, with “Gay Food 101: An Oral History,” an exploration of gay culture and food culture, in restaurants, aesthetics and food media. We think Mr. Beard (as in the legendary James Beard) would be proud, and so are we. The first event is centered around a moderated conversation between editors from two premier publications devoted to this very topic, Jarry and Mouthfeel magazines, along with other special guests. So come for the conversation and stay for the food and drink, brought to you by our friends at Brooklyn’s Berg’n food hall. Get your tickets and detailed information on where and when here. And stay tuned to Food Republic for full details on the next events, scheduled for November 5 and December 3.