I know you've heard all about next week's IACP Conference in Portland -- April 21st-24th -- already but I'm going to highlight a few low dough events that I think you might be interested in. That's where you'll find me in addition to a few of the workshops and events. Yes, there are plenty of $100 plus events going on but no you don't have to part with a Ben Franklin or two or three to enjoy some IACP action next week...
IACP CULINARY BOOK FAIR -- Friday, April 23rd 1:30pm-3:30pm:
The IACP Conference Culinary Book Fair at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday from 1:30-3:30pm is your chance to meet 50-plus cookbook authors under one roof, for just $10 admission.
Straight from the site:
Held in conjunction with the Annual Conference and Culinary Expo, this special book signing event will give you the chance to meet and mingle with your favorite cookbook and culinary book authors. Books will be available for purchase and authors can sign and personalize your copies. Wine and beverages will be served, and authors will provide tastings from their favorite recipes. For the first time in many years, the event will be open to food-loving members of the public. Please join us in thanking Powell's Books, the official sponsor of the Culinary Book Fair.
Ruth Reichl, Judith Jones, Michael Ruhlman, Karen Page, and Andrew Dornenburg will be among the 50+ authors at this cookbook signing event.
Pre-register online now. Tickets in advance are $10; tickets at the door ar $15 and subject to availability. (Admission is included for IACP Friday conference attendees.)
IACP FOODISTA FOOD FILM FESTIVAL -- Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th:
The Food Film Festival co-sponsored by Foodista.com. is also open to the public and $10 a film, which includes some treats, a no-host bar and a Q&A with filmmakers afterward.
The Food Film Festival will be held in the Salon Ballroom of the Portland Hilton located downtown on SW 6th Ave. Visit Foodista.com for more information on the film festival schedule and tickets.
ONE LAST THING...
I got The Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook in the mail yesterday as a precursor to IACP and I'm really looking forward to cooking from it this weekend. This Running Press title is up for an IACP Cookbook Award in the Food Photography and Styling Category and the restaurant's PR group sent me a copy to review pre-conference.
The gist: more than 200 recipes from the owners of the acclaimed namesake Birmingham, Alabama restaurant. The cookbook also includes profiles of more than a dozen purveyors who supply the restaurant.
In addition to being a finalist for an IACP award Hot and Hot Fish Club co-owner/chef Chris Hastings is up for a James Beard Award this year in the Best Chef: South category. He'll be at the Culinary Book Fair on Friday that I wrote about above. I'll keep you posted...