Want to level up your cooking skills? We’re thrilled to have three excellent chefs hosting cooking demonstrations at the 2020 Texas Book Festival. RSVP for their sessions below, and remember, like the rest of the Festival, these cooking demos are free and open to the public!
- Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou: A Cooking Demonstration with Melissa Martin – November 7, 10 a.m. CT
- Thai Fresh: A Cooking Demonstration with Jam Sanitchat – November 11, 10 a.m. CT
- Chicano Eats: A Cooking Demonstration with Esteban Castillo – November 12, 2:45 p.m. CT
Still hungry? We’ve got more food-friendly TBF sessions on our schedule!
Tacos and Coffee: The Origins of—and Controversies Behind—Our Favorite Foods
November 7, 2 p.m. CT
In their new books, Texas Monthly taco editor José R. Ralat (American Tacos) and food-history researcher and journalist Augustine Sedgewick (Coffeeland) follow the histories of the taco and the coffee bean across time and space, revealing valuable insights about culture and power along the way. RSVP here!
Life in Food: New Memoirs from James Beard Award Winners David Chang and Lisa Donovan
November 13, 10 a.m. CT
In poignant new memoirs from Momofuku founder and Ugly Delicious host David Chang (Eat a Peach) and prize-winning pastry chef Lisa Donovan (Our Lady of Perpetual Hunger), the James Beard winners share their struggles and successes on their paths to becoming acclaimed chefs, and each explores how their craft helped them face and battle personal and systemic challenges, from sexism and mental illness to imposter syndrome. RSVP here!
¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat!
Looking for a family-friendly foodie session? On Monday, November 2, author and illustrator Raúl The Third welcomes you and all your favorite characters back for a reading of his latest book, ¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat. He’ll also show off his favorite artist’s tools and explain how he creates his colorful illustrations — and he may even include a special preview of his next project! RSVP here!
Thank you to Central Market for sponsoring our cooking demonstrations and food panels!