The Food Book Fair is heading back to Brooklyn for a three-day celebration of all things delicious and literary. As it did last year, the fair will set up in Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel. Expect a pop-up shop of 200 books and 30 indie food publications, along with a solid lineup of cooking demos and panels each day.
A few highlights from the schedule: Writer Oliver Strand will lead a “coffee crawl” through Williamsburg (that includes sweet and savory pastries made by Blue Bottle’s Caitlin Freeman) and author Charlotte Druckman will moderate a conversation about foraging with Fredrik Berselius of Aska and forager Evan Strusinsk. Christophe Hille of Northern Spy and author Saru Jayaraman will discuss labor issues within restaurants–a challenge to workers in the industry, and one that’s often left unaddressed.
Elizabeth Thacker Jones founded the Food Book Fair with her great-grandfather Samuel Milton Jones as her inspiration. Milton Jones greatly improve life for the working-class community of Toledo, Ohio, when he served as the city’s mayor–in addition to celebrating literary food culture, Thacker Jones hopes the fair “will inspire its own reforms within the local food movement.”
The Food Book Fair takes place May 3 to 5, kicking off with a dinner on May 2. For a full schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit foodbookfair.com.