A bacchanalia for readers is a feast for foodies, too.
More than 20 different award-winning chefs, food experts and cookbook authors will be speaking at this year’s Miami Book Fair, which begins Nov. 13.
From celebrity cooking show host Padma Lakshmi and “Real Food Fake Food” author Larry Olmsted to locals such as Telemundo television co-host and chef James Tahhan, owner of Sabores, the book fair has you covered.
The full list won’t be released until mid-September, but here are some notable names:
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“Love, Loss and What We Ate: A Memoir,” Padma Lakshmi
Lakshmi, the “Top Chef” judge, weaves together a memoir of food and family, tracing her steps from an immigrant child to life in front of the camera.
“Real Food/Fake Food,” Larry Olmsted
What’s really in that grated Parmesan cheese? Is that prosciutto truly from Parma, Italy? And you wouldn’t believe where that Spanish olive oil is actually from. (Spoiler alert: Read the labels.) The award-winning food and travel writer goes inside the American food industry to expose the fake food surrounding us.
“The Essential Oyster,” Rowan Jacobsen
A James Beard Award winner for his food writing, Jacobsen sets out to write the definitive oyster lover’s book. He writes all you ever wanted to know about oysters, from their individual backstories to recipes from top American chefs. Oh, and a guide to the best oyster bars.
Landau and Jacoby are leading the culinary vegan and vegetarian reinvention at Philadelphia’s acclaimed restaurants Vedge and V Street. They’ve come together again for this book of 100 innovative veggie recipes that will make you rethink your next hamburger.
“The Homemade Chef: Ordinary Ingredients of Extraordinary Food,” James Tahhan
The celebrity chef from Telemundo’s morning show “Un Nuevo Dia,” Tahhan debuts as a cookbook author. (He’s also starting over at his restaurant, Sabores by James, which is moving from its location at Flagler Street and Le Jeune Road.)