Category Archives: Food Books

Event: Drink Booze and Hear About Ice Cream Sodas

 

 

 

Photo: Hamilton Conservation Authority via Flickr.

Yes, I know, summer’s over. So what am I doing talking about ice cream? I should be talking about pumpkins. Or maybe turkeys.

Well, ice cream’s one of those treats that people love 24/7, 365 days a year. So even though it’s almost Halloween, I’m doing two events in the coming weeks where I’m talking about ice cream history and reading from my book Ice Cream: A Global History.

The first is in San Francisco Oct. 9 at Omnivore Books on Food. The second, part of the reading series Drink.Think, is in New York, where I’ll be part of a group reading about drinks, mostly alcoholic—except I’m reading about the sweet and innocent cream soda. (See below for details.)

 

 

 

Here’s the info.  Hope to see you there!

Omnivore Books of Food, San Francisco

Oct 9, 2012

6pm-7pm

3885 Cesar Chavez Street San Francisco, CA

415 282 4712

Drink: Think, New York, New York

 October 16, 2012

The bar will be open starting at 6pm – the reading starts at 7pm

Obra Negra, below Casa Mezcal

86 Orchard Street

212 777 2600

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Get the Scoop at New Amsterdam Market’s Ice Cream Fest and Book Signing

From Ice Cream: A Global History (Reaktion Books) by Laura B. Weiss. Photo: Image Source/Rex Features.

Ice Cream Fanatics: The New Amsterdam Market’s 3rd Annual Ice Cream Sunday is Aug. 19. If you’re in NYC, stop by for ice cream from some great purveyors—plus, I’ll be signing (and selling) copies of my book, Ice Cream: A Global History.

The event’s from 12pm-4pm. I’ll be perched in a booth amongst the ice cream folks signing books from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Probably won’t have a whole lot of time to sample the ice cream. So…I hope someone brings me a few tastes.

Here’s who’s scooping and the scoop on tickets, hours, etc.

Gabrielle Carbone of THE BENT SPOON

Joseph Roselli of DREAM SCOOPS

Amy Miller of EARLY BIRD COOKERY

Tracy Obolsky of ESCA

Keren Weiner of IL BUCO & IL BUCO ALIMENTARI & VINERIA

Ashley Whitmore of MARLOW & SONS

Fany Gerson of LA NEWYORKINA

Catherine Oddenino of LUCA & BOSCO

James Distefano of ROUGE TOMATE

Forbes Fisher of STEVE’S ICE CREAM

Ben Van Leeuwen of VAN LEEUWEN ARTISAN ICE CREAM

TICKET INFORMATION

EARLY BIRD ADMISSION $30 – Starts 12pm

(10 Tasting Tickets, redeem for 10 miniature cones)

GENERAL ADMISSION $20 – Starts 1pm

(8 Tasting Tickets, redeem for 8 miniature cones)

At the door: $35 for Early Bird and $25 for General Admission

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Food Books for Summer Reading from the James Beard Foundation

By Laura B. Weiss

Here’s a way to get your food fix and still fit into your bikini. Instead of devouring food, devour books about it.

The just-released James Beard Foundation’s Fourteen Great Reads for Food Lovers is a list of memoirs, history, and fiction for food lovers to consume during the 14 weeks between Memorial Day and Labor Day. There’s oldies but goodies–like a title from M.F.K. Fisher–and new culinary writing standouts like the gripping account of the interface between food and war, Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, by Annia Ciezadlo.

The List:

  1. The Art of Eating by M. F. K. Fisher (John Wiley & Sons)

 

  1. Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris by A.J. Liebling (North Point Press)

 

  1. Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton (Random House)

 

  1. Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo (Free Press)

 

  1. A Debt to Pleasure by John Lanchester (Picador)

 

  1. An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler (Scribner)

 

  1. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8. Lee (Twelve)

 

  1. Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford (Vintage)

 

  1. Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin (Vintage)

 

  1. The Man Who Ate Everything by Jeffrey Steingarten (Vintage)

 

  1. Oranges by John McPhee (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

 

  1. The Oysters of Locmariaquer by Eleanor Clark (Ecco Press)

 

  1. Simple Cooking by John Thorne (North Point Press)

 

  1. The Tummy Trilogy by Calvin Trillin (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux)

 

 

 


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