Highlights From The New York Times Food Festival
There’s quite a line-up of exciting events being held at the New York Times Food Festival at the Javits Center this weekend.
This year’s schedule includes a cookbook launch, a pop-up book store, a wine tasting session, a cooking class with celebrity chef Daniel Patterson, four dinners and six parties, and plenty more.
There’s also some really fun news to share.
After a very long three weeks, I’m finally back to work and ready to share the best of the Times’ Food Festival with you.
Here’s our roundup of the Times’ Food Festival events — some of which you can read about here.
Book launch event
The new food blog by Times food writer Anna Smith.
What it’s all about
Anna Smith (@annas_smith) is the Food editor at the New York Times. With more than three years’ experience as a food writer, she has worked all of this time to tell stories about food — from how it’s made, to how it’s enjoyed.
The launch event for the book, “A Short Goodbye to Food,” takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th at The New York Times Book Store in midtown Manhattan.
“A Short Goodbye to Food”: It’s a collection of Smith’s Times columns from the past three years about how food — old and new — is celebrated both on and off the page. The book is a celebration of a whole new generation of food writers, including some who didn’t always use the press to tell their stories.
Why it matters
Smith and her staff at the Times have written a great many books over the past couple of decades. Some have been successful sellers. Some have been less so. But almost always, the book has been a celebration of a well-told and memorable story behind