10:00-10:45 The United Tastes of Texas - Central Market Cooking Tent
Author: Jessica Dupuy
The award-winning writer Jessica Dupuy will make mouths water with a recipe from United Tastes of Texas: Authentic Recipes from All Corners of the Lone Star State.
11:30-12:15 All Hail the Queen of Tex-Mex! - Central Market Cooking Tent
Author: Sylvia Casares
Houston’s own famed restaurateur Sylvia Casares will wow with a recipe from The Enchilada Queen Cookbook: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales, and More Classic Recipes from Texas – Mexico Border Kitchens.
1:00-1:45 From My Mad Hungry Family To Yours - Central Market Cooking Tent
Author: Lucinda Scala Quinn
Lucinda Scala Quinn has appeared on PBS, Martha Stewart Living,and her own Mad Hungry headquarters for home cooks. She'll feature Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew.
2:30-3:15 Classic German Baking - Central Market Cooking Tent
Author: Luisa Weiss
Blogger and author Luisa Weiss—born in Berlin to an Italian mother and American father, and married into a family of bakers with roots in Saxony—shares her mastery with a recipe from Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen.
4:00-4:45 Tacos of Texas - Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors: Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece
Don’t miss taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece with the most anticipated cookbook in Texas history – The Tacos of Texas.
11:00-11:45 Taco Scientists Present: The Taco Cleanse - Central Market Cooking Tent
Authors: Stephanie Bogdanich, Jessica Morris, Molly Frisinger and Wes Allison
The taco discussion will continue with a team of Taco Scientists featuring a lesson from The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life.
12:30-1:15 Taste of Persia - Central Market Cooking Tent
Author: Naomi Duguid
Naomi Duguid, award-winning author of the acclaimed cookbook Burma, will demonstrate a recipe from her latest culinary cultural adventure, Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan.
2:00-2:45 Big Bad Breakfast - Central Market Cooking Tent
Author: John Currence
James Beard Award winner, Top Chef Masters contestant, and acclaimed author of Pickles, Pigs, and Whiskey appears with his new book Big, Bad, Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day.
3:30-4:15 Celebrate Good Food, Come On!- Central Market Cooking Tent
Author: Jenny Rosenstrach
Blogger and bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story: It all Begins at the Family Table, Jenny Rosenstrach, will show how to whip up a culinary celebration for any occasion, based on her new book, How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day In Between.
Plus other food sessions at the fest:
The Taste of World Travel with Padma Lakshmi
Saturday, Nov. 5, 1:00PM – First United Methodist Church
Padma Lakshmi, Emmy-nominated host of Top Chef and award-winning cookbook author, presents a thorough compendium of the world’s spices and herbs in a comprehensive guide, The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs. Join her as she shares stories of her world travels and tasting adventures. After the talk, Lakshmi will sign books at the church; copies available for sale in the foyer.
Southern Comfort, Marcus Samuelsson Style
Saturday, Nov. 5, 4:15PM – First United Methodist Church
James Beard Award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson’s iconic Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem has become a hub for the community. He will he talk about the evolution of his restaurant, his cuisine, and the traditions that converge in his latest, The Red Rooster Cookbook.
Kitchen Conversations with Diana Kennedy
Sunday, Nov. 6, 11:00AM – Capitol Auditorium
Celebrated food writer Diana Kennedy, the foremost authority on traditional Mexican cooking, will share personal stories and favorite recipes from her kitchen. Her acclaimed cookbook Nothing Fancy has been expanded with new memories, photos, recipes and commentary.
Food Blogging 2016
Sunday, Nov. 6, 12:15PM – Capitol Extension Room E2.026
Luisa Weiss (“The Wednesday Chef”) and Jenny Rosenstrach (“Dinner, A Love Story”) have been successful food bloggers for years, earning a huge followings of devoted fans and signing major book deals. These internet culinary vets will share how their recipes, styles and selves have evolved along with smart phones, Snapchat and fast-moving Facebook recipe videos.
Every Bite We Take: Naomi Duguid + Spencer Wells
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2:30PM – Capitol Extension Room E2.028
World traveler and cookbook author Naomi Duguid (A Taste of Persia) sits down with fellow writer and globe trotter Spencer Wells to discuss the deep cultural influence behind every bite we take.
Food Vendors at the fest:
Amy’s Ice Creams
Austin Gourmet Popcorn
The Heros Gyros
The Mighty Cone
O’s Campus Cafe
Snowie Shaved Ice
Steel City Pops
Wagyu on Wheels