Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meet, Greet, Eat, all for a great cause: Books and Cooks event

I love books. I also love food. So when a chance comes along to combine both and help out a fantastic cause, I am in! And you should be too. 

On October 25, 2012, support the Winter Park Public Library by attending the amazing Books and Cooks event. This discussion group and tasting features some amazing celebrity chefs (both local and national), plus terrific food and drinks from area favorites. Join Norman Van Aiken of Norman's at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, James and Julie Patrekis of The Ravenous Pig and the new Cask & Larder, Food Network star Emily Ellyn, among others. 

The event will feature a discussion led by novelist Bob Norris; delicious diversions will be served along with the foodie talk, including craft beers from Cask & Larder, and then a wander to snack on favorites from Orlando food trucks. After, there will be a party at The Ravenous Pig, where foodies will congregate with the featured speakers for more tastes and talk well into the night. 

Tickets benefit the Winter Park Public LIbrary. You can choose from just the talk at $10 ($25 more gets you reserved seating) or spring for the talk plus the after-party for $75 (again, add $25 for reserved seating). Purchase by calling the library at 407-623-3277 or go the official ticketing site

Here's the full list of authors and chefs; books will be made available for purchase at the event.

Chef Norman Van Aiken: My Key West Kitchen

Chefs James and Julie Petrakis: The Ravenous Pig

Heather McPherson: Field to Feast

Eileen Daspin: The Manhattan Diet

Emily Ellyn

Bob Norris (moderator): Check Six and Fly Off 


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