Los Angeles

Author Appearances at the Hollywood Farmers Market

SEE-LA, the organization behind the Hollywood Farmers Market, has alerted us to three upcoming author events. Whether you’re personally a fan or planning ahead for a special gift, please note the following dates and times:

Sunday, May 28, 2006 from 10:00am until noon
Bryant Terry, author with Anna Lappe, will demonstrate recipes and sign copies of his new book, Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. Grub combines real tools to create a healty organic kitchen with education about organic food and sustainable agriculture. It includes food for thought and body and a foreword by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation).

Bryant Terry is a chef, food justice activist, and founding director of b-healthy! (Building Healthy Eating and Lifestyles to Help Youth), a New York-based not-for-profit organization made up of adult and youth food/social justice activists, chefs, youth participants, and mothers working to strengthen the food justice movement in the United States and beyond. Bryant is nationally recognized for his persistent effort to create a more just and sustainable food system.

Sunday, June 4, 2006 from 9:00am until 11:00am
Diane Worthington will sign copies of her newest cookbook, The New California Cook. Worthington’s latest book focuses on the spirit of California cuisine–its seasonal produce, bold flavors, and adventurous ingredient combinations. Innovative and naturally healthy dishes include Arroz con Pollo with a hint of mint, macaroni and cheese with caramelized leeks and prosciutto, and almond shortcake with roasted blueberry compote. Featured sidebars highlight new trends in California cuisine such as artisan baking, cheese making, and olive old production. Food writer, consultant, and James Beard Award-winning broadcaster, Worthington is the author of fourteen cookbooks including The Taste of the Season, Seriously Simple, The Taste of Summer, and The Cuisine of California. (Cosponsored by The Cook’s Library, 323.655.3141.)

Sunday, June 18, 2006 from 9:00 until 11:00am
Anthony Bourdain will sign copies of his latest book, The Nasty Bits. In it, Bourdain serves up a well-seasoned hellbroth of candid, often outrageous stories from his worldwide misadventures. Whether scrounging for eel in the backstreets of Hanoi, revealing what you didn’t want to know about the more unglamorous aspects of making television, calling for the head of raw food activist Woody Harrelson, or confessing to lobster-kiilling guilt, Bourdain is as entertaining as ever. Bringing together the best of his previously uncollected nonfiction, and including new, never-before-published material, The Nasty Bits is a funny, brutal, and passionate stew for fans and the uninitiated alike. Bourdain is the author of seven books including the best-selling Kitchen Confidential and A Cook’s Tour. A thirty-year veteran of professional kitchens, he is the host of “No Reservations” on the Discovery Channel and the executive chef at Les Halles in Manhattan. (Cosponsored by The Cook’s Library, 323.655.3141.)

For those of you who’d like an audio preview of The Nasty Bits,, check out Bourdain’s interview with NPR’s “All Things Considered.”