LA Times Festival of Books (Cooking Stage)

May 1, 2011 § 1 Comment

I am so excited that the festival changed it’s location to USC! It’s free to attend, but might be a pain to find parking. That shouldn’t be a surprise if you are a LA native. I hope you had a chance to check it out. If not, come today!

“The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 140,000 book lovers each year.”

My excitement is not so much for the books, but for the people coming to present on the cooking stage.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books website

It started yesterday, but today is when all the cool presenters come. Check out the program schedule below. I’m amazed by the chefs that are coming. Exciting!

Cooking Stage
11:00 AM
  • Kathy Freston & Tal Ronnen, Authors of Veganist & The Conscious Cook
  • Cooking Demonstrations

Comment: Tal went to the culinary school I’m going to in the Fall (the natural gourmet institute) and worked for Oprah!

12:30 PM
  • Thomas Keller, In Conversation with Russ Parsons
  • Author of Ad Hoc at Home

Comment: Thomas Keller is a great chef and opened The French Laundry among many others.

2:00 PM
  • Duff Goldman, Author of Ace of Cakes: Inside the World of Charm City Cakes
  • Talk and Q&A

Comment: Duff Goldman and his team make crazy cakes!

These aren’t books! It’s a cake!

3:30 PM
  • Fabio Viviani, Author of Café Firenze Cookbook
  • Cooking Demonstration

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