- The Wythe Hotel
135 Kent Street 2R, Brooklyn, NY, 11222, United States
Events At This Venue
Head to the Wythe Hotel from May 3-5 for a wide variety of programs for foodies and bookworms alike at the Food Book Fair. The fest promises “200+ Books, 60 Visionaries, 30 Indie Food Publications, 10 Cooking Demos, 6 Panel Discussions, 1 Tasting Event and an epic Pitch Competition!” We’ve collected the event information from the Food Book Fair site below, so go through and plan your schedule:
FOOD + FORAGING
Brooklyn has seen a remarkable coffee transformation in the past few years. Once a coffee desert, the borough is now a destination for freshly roasted beans, crema-capped espresso and unbeatable latte art. Wondering where you can find the best cortadothis side of the East River? Curious to see coffee roasting in action? Ever wonder how those scientific glass beakers craft a quality brew? Or what the guy next to you means when he orders a flat white?
Find the answers to these questions and more on the Food Book Fair Coffee Crawl! author Oliver Strand and coffee expert and founder of Illustration and Coffee, Lars Kolstad Huse, will satiate your coffee curiosity as they lead a tour of four Williamsburg’s premier coffee destinations. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at roasting, brewing and buying, and you’ll sample some of the best coffee the borough has to offer.
America is a nation of immigrants, many of whom landed with little other than their traditions. The aroma of lamb-stuffed grape leaves, the tang of a particular pickle, the sweetness of a chocolate chess pie can carry us across time, distance and generations to connect with our heritage. Editors of American Food Roots, a new site celebrating the culture and diversity of American food, will lead a discussion about how these connections can broaden our understanding of who we are, both personally and as a country. Domenica Marchetti will share a taste from her latest cookbook, The Glorious Pasta of Italy.
At the end of the discussion, participants will be invited to record their own food stories for possible inclusion in My American Roots, a collection of video memoirs offered by American Food Roots.
Book signing: 4:30PM-5:00PM
Merrill Stubbs, The Food52 Cookbook: Volume 2
Book signing: 11:30AM-12:00PM
Marion Nestle, Food Politics (new edition)
Book signing: 12:30PM-1:00PM
Keith Stewart, Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs for Market
Maria Rodale, Organic Manifesto
Book signing: 1:30PM-2:00PM
Joan Nathan, The New American Cooking
Annia Ciezadlo, Day of Honey
Did you ever think that you could eat a painting or taste a sculpture? Caitlin Freeman, of Blue Bottle fame, takes the edible art concept to the next level in Modern Desserts where she recreates classic works of modern art in the form of sweet treats. Her book is a totally readable, easy-to-follow guide for constructing cookies, cakes and frozen desserts inspired by the likes of Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse and Roy Lichtenstein’s greatest masterpieces. Join Freeman at Blue Bottle Coffee as she creates (or recreates) one of the classics from Modern Art Desserts right before your eyes. Everyone will get an opportunity to taste her art, ask questions and personalize their copy of her book.
Book Signing: 3:30PM-4:00PM
Caitlin Williams, Author, Modern Art Desserts
American Food Roots
Design Trust for Public Space
Put A Egg On It
Sweets and Bitters
The Runcible Spoon
Book signing: 4:30PM-5:00PM
Nathanael Johnson, All Natural
Tickets are $75 (+$35 with wine pairings) per person.
Egg Restaurant is located at 135 North 5th Street in Brooklyn, NY.
Hiroko Shimbo, Author, Hiroko’s American Kitchen
Small food start-ups are hungry for good information and high quality assistance. Like all small business, food enterprises need specialized services that cater to their unique needs. The Resource Fair will feature exhibitors who offer a range of services in the sustainable food and farming industry in the Northeast. Our diverse exhibitors include innovators of book publishing, social impact investing, education, food activism, community economic development, and entrepreneur services.
The following authors will be at the resource fair for a book signing:
Amy Cortese, Locavesting: The Revoluton in Local Investing and How to Profit From It
Cathy Erway, The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove
Yonnette Fleming, A Time for Healing
Frederick Kaufman, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food
Robin Shulman, Eat the City
Sherri Brooks Vinton, “Put ‘em Up!”, “Put ‘em Up! Fruit” and “The Real Food Revival” with Ann Clark Espuelas
Judy Wicks, Good Morning, Beautiful Business
Food start-ups are the new punk bands of today: DIY, urban, edgy and full of exuberance. For those of you about to cook (or plant), we salute you! Seed stage food enterprises will present their business concept in 5 minutes. Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal and a panel of expert judges will weigh in as well. Think Shark Tank for Sustainable Foodies. Extra points for integrating a written component into the business plan: books, blogs and Foodieodicals!
Parish Hall’s owner George Weld and Chef Evan Hanczor have conceptualized a four-course dining experience based on Craighead George’s coming-of-age story, an encyclopedia of the native wild foods of the Catskills and a hymn to the culinary possibilities of the woods and mountains of New York State. The dinner will feature beer from Brooklyn Brewery and wine selections by Parish Hall’s Matt Callahan.
Tickets are $65 (+$35 with pairings) per person.
Parish Hall is located at 109A North 3rd Street (between Berry & Wythe) in Brooklyn, NY.
NYC Brewer’s Choice returns on February 26 from 6-10pm as a featured event of the 6th Annual NYC Beer Week. This year’s event, which will be held for the first time at The Wythe Hotel here in Williamsburg, has an all New York focus. More than 16 NY state brewers will be on hand to pour and discuss some of their most special beers, all of with will be served alongside a loving food pairing provided by some of the city’s best restaurants. Jeff O’Neil of Peekskill Brewery will deliver the keynote address. Tickets are $65 and are available to purchase here.
On Thursday, April 27, Steve Hindy, Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder and President and author of the forthcoming Craft Beer Revolution, will take part in Food Book Fair’s Food + Social Entrepreneurship, a conversation about launching and leading socially conscious businesses. As the fair so aptly points out: “a natural launchpad for enterprise, small food and drink establishments are an ideal vehicle to employ socially conscious practices.” This has certainly been our experience. Joining Steve on this panel are Ellen Gustafson, Co-Founder of FEED and Food Tank, author of We the Eaters and Christophe Hille of Northern Spy Food Co. and Fleisher’s Grass-fed Organic Meats. The panel will be moderated by Alex Postman, Executive Editor of Rodale Books. Book signing with Steve Hindy to follow. Tickets for the panel are available through Togather. Read more about the event and purchase tickets here: