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Saturday, October 28 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Biker, the Baker, and the Dumpling Maker

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We plan on having some culinary fun with three top chefs and cookbook authors—each of whom influences the food world in her own way. Avid cyclist Joanne Chang is beloved for her Flour Bakery and restaurant Myers+Chang, which turns ten this year. To celebrate, Myers+Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery combines recipes with gorgeous photos that are almost good enough to eat. Chang will share the stage with her coauthor and restaurant executive chef/partner Karen Akunowicz, whom the James Beard Foundation has nominated three times for best chef in the Northeast. Akunowicz also competed in Season 13 of Bravo’s TV series Top Chef and was included by Marie Claire magazine among “21 Badass Women Changing the Food World.” Finally, award-winning baker and Serious Eats editor Stella Parks is a CIA- (that’s Culinary Institute of America) trained pastry chef whose new cookbook, BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts, shares the secrets to baking classics like cherry pie, angel food cake, and lemon meringue pie. But also Snickers, Cracker Jack, and Fauxreos. The book is filled with food lore, photos of food, and vintage food ads, not to mention a forward by past BBF presenter Kenji Lopez-Alt. Come meet the cookbook authors, hear their stories, and salivate over their food photos. Your culinary host is Steve Holt, a food writer whose work has appeared in Boston Magazine, Edible Boston, and Best Food Writing 2011 and whose food politics writing appears at Civil Eats.

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Steve Holt

Steve Holt covers food and beverage, nutrition policy, and urban issues for several local and national publications, including the Boston Globe, Edible Boston, and the Atlantic. His writing has been featured in the annual Best Food Writing anthology. Holt makes his home in East B... Read More →

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Karen Akunowicz

Karen Akunowicz is a James Beard-nominated chef known for the food she cooks in the kitchens of Boston’s top restaurants and on television as a contestant on the thirteenth season of the Bravo competition show Top Chef. Currently, Akunowicz is the executive chef at the South End... Read More →
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Joanne Chang

James Beard Award-winning baker, chef, and author Joanne Chang has spent the better part of the last two decades delighting Boston palates with everything from decadent cupcakes to bokkeumbap. She opened her now-famous Flour Bakery in 2000, after leaving a career in management consultation... Read More →
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Stella Parks

Award-winning pastry chef Stella Parks plays with chocolate every day and, if Food & Wine magazine is to be believed, she’s very good at it. Food & Wine named her one of the best new pastry chefs of 2012, and her work with the Serious Eats food blog, where she is a senior editor... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
BPL Rabb Hall