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CAROLYN STEEL: HUNGRY CITY
Carolyn Steel is an architect, lecturer and writer. Her book Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives describes the urban through food and uses food as a lens to explore how cities are fed, looking at food in the urban metropolis from farm to table to garbage can. Her interest lies is in exploring the inner lives of cities, and her work has focused on developing a lateral approach to urban design that looks at the everyday routines that shape cities and the way we inhabit them. She has run design studios at the London School of Economics, London Metropolitan University and at Cambridge University, where her lecture course ‘Food and the City’ is an established part of the degree program.
FOOD + MEDIA + MOVEMENTS
Christophe Hille, Writer, Co-Owner, Northern Spy Food Co. (moderator)
Evelyn J. Kim, Founder, Edo Ergo Sum
Severine Von Tscharner Fleming, Founder, The Greenhorns
Whit Jones, Writer; Co-Field Director, Energy Action Coalition
Sustainability in the food movement lies at the cross section of food, energy, cooking and farming. The term used in common vernacular as issues surrounding farming, the food industry, green energy and local food become increasingly more visible to mainstream America. The food and sustainability “movement” has taken off…but how? We hear from a diverse group of players on building a modern day movement using varying forms of media, communication, and conversation.
FOOD + PORN
Anne E. McBride, Food Writer and Culinary Program and Editorial Director for the Strategic Initiatives Group at the Culinary Institute of America, (moderator)
Danyelle Freeman, Author, Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table
Gael Greene, Novelist and Restaurant Critic for 44 years, Author, The Insatiable Critic
Josh Ozersky, Food Writer, Founder Ozersky.TV
Alyssa Shelasky, Author, Apron Anxiety, Editor, Grub Street
As food imagery has become more and more prevalent in academia, the arts, and mass media, the rise of the term “Food Porn” has gained increasing popularity. Yet, food porn, much like traditional forms of pornography, has a wavering definition. What is food porn exactly? What is the relationship to food and sex? Is there one and what does it matter? Hear the answers from a gathering of experienced food writers, critics, and tv personalities in FOOD + PORN.
FOOD + COOKING + CHANGE
Peter Kaminsky, Author and New York Times Columnist (moderator)
Tamar Adler, Author, An Everlasting Meal
Bryant Terry, Chef, Activist, Author, The Inspired Vegan
Mona Talbott, Chef; Author, Zuppe
Chefs and food writers are becoming increasingly more aware of their role in our food system and many are beginning to take an active role in changing the way we eat and think about food. Are these chefs activists or just concerned citizens? In FOOD + COOKING + CHANGE we ask a group of dedicated chefs: Can we change the world through the way we cook?
FOOD + LIT + MAGS
Ed Behr from Art of Eating (moderator)
James Casey from Swallow Magazine
Anna Dunn from Diner Journal
Right before our Foodieodicals gathering and marketplace, come join us for an exciting and interactive panel highlighting the joys, challenges, logistics and art of publishing a food-focused literary publication.
FOODIEODICALS: A CELEBRATION & MARKETPLACE
Food + Periodicals = Foodieodicals! A rockin evening of our favorite creative and inspiring food publications. Come meet the editors and writers, participate in some fun book-focused craft activities and buy your limited edition copies, totes, Ts and loot! Round off your literary gratis snacks from Rick’s Picks, Greenport Harbor Brewery, Martin’s Pretzels, Cabot Creamery, Jasper Hill Cheese Tin Mustard and bread from Roberta's. Best of all? This party's cover is just $5 ($7 at the door).
Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks
Laphams Quarterly: The Food Issue
Put A Egg on It
The Art of Eating
The Runcible Spoon
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT - Let's Party!
Pecha Kucha is a fun, art-inspired gathering showcasing an array of upcoming creative food and food literature visionaries sharing their ideas and projects through 20 slides, for 20 seconds each. Come get inspired!
Friday May 4 9am – 7pm
Saturday May 5 9am – 9pm
Sunday May 6 9am – 6:30pm
Subway – Food Book Fair at the Wythe Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Bedford L Train Stop or the B-61 Bus.
Taxi/Car – 15 minutes from the Lower East Side. 30 minutes from Chelsea. There is plenty of street parking in Williamsburg.
East River Ferry – Our venue is a 5 minutes walk from the Williamsburg Ferry Terminal. The East River Ferry connects East Midtown at 34th Street in Manhattan with Long Island City in Queens, various points in Brooklyn, including Williamsburg and DUMBO, Governors Island and South Manhattan at Wall Street / Pier 11.
Reynards, in the Wythe Hotel, will provide food and beverages for purchase throughout the weekend. Williamsburg has lots of offer in the way of food and we'll be posting a list of recommended restaurants on our website.
ABOUT THE FOOD BOOK FAIR
The NYC Food Book Fair is the world’s first event aimed at bringing together food publications from around the globe. In addition to cookbooks, the Food Book Fair will feature memoirs and magazines addressing diverse topics including science, food systems, agriculture, urban design, food art and culture. Curated panel discussions, a pop-up bookstore and dozens of book signings will take place in the Events Space and Library of the Wythe Hotel.
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Food Book Fair
The NYC Food Book Fair is the world’s first event aimed at bringing together food publications from around the globe. In addition to cookbooks, the Food Book Fair will feature memoirs and magazines addressing diverse topics including science, food systems, agriculture, urban design, food art and culture. Curated panel discussions, a pop-up bookstore and dozens of book signings will take place in the Events Space and Library of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from May 4-6, 2012.