The Readable Feast is partnering with the Boston Public Library for a series of culinary author talks at the Newsfeed Cafe!
The first event will be a panel conversation on "The Making of a Cookbook: Assembling the Right Ingredients", with Leigh Belanger, author My Chalkboard Kitchen, and Todd Heberlein and Ryan Conroy, co-authors of The Volante Farm Cookbook and Nicole Vecchiotti, publisher of Union Park Press. Both books won top awards in the June, 2018 Readable Feast festival.
Leigh Belanger is a food writer, editor, and recipe developer who has been enthusiastically cooking since she was a teenager. She studied gastronomy at Boston University and is the author of the Boston Homegrown Cookbook. Her writing and recipes have been featured in Culture magazine (where she was the food manager), the Boston Globe, Edible Boston, and other publications. She is the founder of Salt & Lemons, a kitchen coaching service designed to inspire and teach people to cook more at home. She lives and cooks in Boston with her husband and two boys.
Todd Heberlein, the executive chef at Volante Farms, feels happiest when cooking food grown just outside his kitchen door. After culinary school in Santa Barbara, he spent a decade cooking up and down the West Coast, learning everything he could about the local and seasonal food movement. Todd took that knowledge with him to New England, where he swapped restaurants for farms, sourcing great food directly from the people growing it.
Books by the panelists will be available for purchase courtesy of Porter Square Books. The authors will also be signing books following the Q & A .
Attendance is free, however RSVP's are recommended for a guaranteed spot.Food & beverage will be available for purchase from the cafe counter. Beer & wine will also be available for those 21+ with a valid ID.