Cooking Pavilion

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Cookbook Pavilion

The “What’s Cooking @ ALA” Cooking Pavilion will showcase a variety of chefs and authors. Chefs will be heating up the exhibit floor with fantastic displays of the latest cookbooks. Chefs will be there every day to prepare the hottest recipes on the Demonstration Stage and to autograph their latest books. The Cooking Pavilion is located in the Exhibit Hall at the back of aisle 1300. Among the works expected to be featured include:

Saturday June 26, 2010

The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook by Dr. Neal Barnard Saturday Jun 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Research studies have shown that plant-based diets can dramatically improve your health. They can reverse heart disease, reduce cancer risk, tackle diabetes, trim away extra weight, and dramatically improve cholesterol and blood pressure. They are also delightful for the taste buds. In this session, Neal D. Barnard, MD, will discuss how to put foods to work to better your health, along with simple steps for making a diet change easy. Robyn Webb will put theory into practice by whipping up a refreshing summer salad.

Sponsored by DaCapo Press

Teen Cuisine By Matthew Locricchio Saturday June 26 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Matthew Locricchio’s latest book Teen Cuisine features gourmet American recipes for these young, enthusiastic chefs. He is the author of the best-selling The International Cookbook for Kids and The 2nd International Cookbook for Kids. He received the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Book for Children and Family in USA and won the Disney Adventures Book Award in the "Hands-On" category. Raised in a family in the catering and restaurant business, he began preparing and enjoying home-cooked meals at an early age. You can find out more about Matthew Locricchio, including information about his books and programs, at his website,

Sponsored by Marshall Cavendish

Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook by Kim Barnouin Saturday June 26, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Kim Barnouin is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling books Skinny Bitch, and Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. Kim also co-authored Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, a healthy guide for pregnant women, Skinny Bitchin’, a motivational journal for women, and Skinny Bastard, the Skinny Bitch version for men. . Kim’s most recent project is the launch of a healthy lifestyle website for women,, where she is spreading her message of living a healthy life through food, fitness, body care and spirituality. Running Press will publish her next cookbook, Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook, in November 2010. Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Health and a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She lives in L.A. with her husband and son.

Sponsored by Running Press

Veggie Burgers Every Which Way: Fresh, Flavorful and Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Burgers--Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns and More By Lukas Volger Saturday June 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Lukas Volger—a Brooklyn cook who has worked for many years in restaurants and catering, and a longtime enthusiast of veggie burgers—will demonstrate how to make perfect veggie burgers. He'll share tips on the best ingredients, techniques, variations, and serving suggestions, as well as how to adapt for vegan and gluten-free burgers.

Sponsored by The Experiment Publishing

United Cakes of America By Warren Brown Saturday June 26 3:30 – 4:40 pm

Warren Brown is the founder and owner of CakeLove and Love Café. Mr. Brown left a career practicing law to start his bakery in 2002. He has been recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit by a number of local and national media outlets including the Oprah Winfrey show, the Today show, and national advertisement campaigns for American Express and Dell computers. From 2005 to 2007 Mr. Brown was the host of TV show "Sugar Rush" on the Food Network. He is the author of two cookbooks, CakeLove-how to bake cakes from scratch and United Cakes of America celebrating recipes from every state. He is a member of the board of Kid Power-DC, a local non-profit organization that conducts after school arts programs for DC youth. He also contributes his free time and energy to charitable causes by speaking to young students and rising entrepreneurs about business development and finding one’s passion.

Sponsored by Abrams/ Stewart, Tabori & Chang

Sunday June 27, 2010

The Perfect Finish: Special Desserts for Every Occasion by Bill Yosses Sunday June 27, 10:30 – 11:30 am

A one-of-a-kind cookbook from the accomplished pastry chef Bill Yosses. The Perfect Finish is for busy people who want to wow friends and family with beautiful and delicious pastry desserts. Each chapter is built around an occasion and spotlights a wide range of delectable treats: fruit-filled muffins, Banana Sour Cream Loaf or Apple Cheddar Cheese scones for a delightful brunch; imaginative creations like Blood Orange Squares and Pepper and Spice Dark Chocolate Cookies and Bill’s distinctive take on classics like chocolate-chip cookies and brownies; oven delights such as Lemon Brûlée Tart, double chocolate pudding, and nectarine pie. With a resume that includes stints as Executive Pastry Chef at New York City’s Josephs Citarella, Bouley Restaurant and Bakery, Tavern on the Green Restaurant and, currently, the White House, Bill Yosses tops the list of America’s celebrated pastry chefs.

Sponsored by: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc

The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, Fries, Shakes, Wedges, and More by Chef Spike Menelsohn Sunday June 27, 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Spike Mendelsohn was a fan favorite on the fourth season of Top Chef and opened Good Stuff Eatery in Washington, D.C., in 2008. Chef Spike is currently working on two new television shows: Original Recipe, set to air in Fall 2011, and Spike: Unseasoned, to show viewers the everyday fun and ups and downs of working in a family business. Chef Spike also has a series of webisodes "By the Book, Off the Hook", currently on Food2 website for the Food Network. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Spike has also worked at top restaurants including Bouchon in Napa Valley, Les Crayeres in France, and Le Cirque in New York. Good Stuff Eatery will soon franchise in D.C. and other cities across the country and fans of great food can also look for an Italian eatery called We, The Pizza from Chef Spike and his family in May 2010. The menu will feature chef crafted New York style pizza, homemade Italian sodas and gelato among other highly anticipated items.

Sponsored by Wiley

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France by Joan Nathan Sunday June 27, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

What is Jewish cooking in France? In a journey that was a labor of love, Joan Nathan traveled the country to discover the answer and, along the way, unearthed a treasure trove of recipes and the often moving stories behind them. Ms. Nathan is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and other publications. In addition to her nine other books, she is the author of Jewish Cooking in America and The New American Cooking, both of which won both James Beard Awards and IACP Awards. She was the host of the nationally syndicated PBS television series Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan, based on the book.

Sponsored by Random House

Be My Guest by Fay Lewis Sunday June 27, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Be My Guest offers a do-it-yourself guide to successful entertaining. Not only will this remove all the stress from entertaining, but it will allow you to enjoy yourself while your guests will be hoping for the next invitation! Fay Lewis grew up in a small town in the Free State eating typical South African Jewish food, including everything from braaivleis (barbeque) to chopped herring. Some of her earliest memories are of spending time with her mom in the kitchen who encouraged her to develop her natural flair for cooking into a passion for creating beautiful food. Fay believes that her mother allowing her to play and mess in the kitchen developed her love of cooking early on and it is a tradition she’s continued with her three daughters, each of whom has their own culinary flair.

Sponsored by Random House-Struik

Monday June 28, 2010

Dishing Up Maryland by Lucie Snodgrass Monday June 28 10:30 – 11:30 am

Lucie L. Snodgrass is an award-winning author whose food writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, and Vegetarian Times, where she was a regular columnist and contributing editor. She lives, writes, and cooks on her farm in northeastern Maryland. Dishing Up Maryland focuses on the rich diversity of Maryland’s native foods and food producers and includes 150 recipes, as well as food lore; advice on where to visit; and profiles of local food producers, chefs and restaurants, and fishermen and crabbers.

Sponsored by Storey Publishing

Breaking Bread in L'Aquila by Maria Filice Monday, June 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

When a project is conceived out of passion, its roots show. Author Maria Filice has recently returned from Santo Stefano di Sessanio, in Abruzzo, Italy, where she was honored for keeping the spotlight on L'Aquila, which was devastated by the April 2009 earthquake, and for her decision to donate the net profits of her book to earthquake relief efforts. Breaking Bread in L'Aquila, her first cookbook, has received rave reviews from Library Journal, Partners Magazine, Life in Abruzzo, and many other publications, and has been featured by Thompson Shore as its Book of the Month for April. In addition to her work as an author, food stylist, and blogger (, Maria is also the publisher of Telos Press, which for over forty years has published the academic journal Telos as well as numerous books on politics, philosophy, critical theory, culture, and the arts. In her presentation, Maria will demonstrate that simple dishes can not only be delicious but can "wow" guests when presented properly. Bold, colorful, and easy to prepare, the Italian-born dishes in Breaking Bread in L'Aquila are as gorgeous to behold as they are to savor. Come join us for some caprese salad and bruschetta as Maria offers you tips on simple rustic cooking from her cucina!

Sponsored by Food and Fate Publishing

Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan Monday June 28 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Dorie Greenspan is the author of 9 cookbooks, including the James Beard-award winners Baking with Julia and Baking From My Home to Yours. A long-time contributor to Bon Appetit magazine and a contributing editor to Parade, Dorie is a regular guest on NPR’s All Things Considered and Splendid Table. Her website ( was named one of the top 50 food blogs in the world by The Times of London. Dorie will prepare Salmon Rillettes from the forthcoming Around My French Table. A quick and simple modern take on a classic French spread traditionally made with pork, this version features a savory mix of both fresh and smoked salmon.

Sponsored by Houghton Miflin Harcourt