A simple collection of recipes doesn’t cut it anymore. Today’s “cookbooks” include a bevy of extra-gastronomical info and background, as experienced in the shared family traditions of Baked Occasions, the in-depth history lessons of Death & Co., and foodie travelogues like Aaron Rezny and Jordan Schaps’s Eating Delancey or Cathy Erway’s The Food of Taiwan. That’s not to mention now-classic food-based memoirs like Eddie Huang’s Fresh Off the Boat. These titles and more will help to make the Food Book Fair great. The three-day festival features talks, panels, screenings, a pop-up bookshop, and, of course, tastings. The goal is to promote the intersection of food systems and a burgeoning food culture, so come celebrate with industry bigshots like Dirt Candy’s Amanda Cohen, the Spotted Pig’s April Bloomfield, Del Posto’s Brooks Headley, and many more participants.
April 10-12, 9 a.m., 2015