Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Quickies #56: May Day (almost) edition

Collage of cookbooks whose authors will be attending LA Times Festival of Books, thanks to Michael Weisberg (on the LATFOB staff) for providing individual cover images

Is May already on our heels? April came and went SO quickly! Time really does fly when you're having fun (esp. when eating and drinking with great company, as I did several times this past week -- foodventure posts to come.) But moving onto my brief quickie...

What do you get when you combine cooking, reading books and celebrity gawkage (three of my fave things, by the way) - the cooking stage at LA Times Festival of Books, where nationally and locally-renowned celebrity-chefs, cooks and authors -- from the dashingly charming Curtis Stone to our Two Dudes Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook and the cute-as-a-button Giada de Laurentiis -- will be signing their respective books (available for purchase at the festival) and demo-ing their recipes (schedule of signing/demos here). I'm bummed out about not being to attend this year (had other things in the works before I found out the event was this weekend) but I highly recommend attending. Being the book event of the year, of course there will lots of peeps attending so plan your transportation/parking strategies accordingly.

Also, if you plan on dining out on Thursday, April 30 -- do check out the list at Dining Out for Life -- where a number of eateries around town will be donating 25% or more of their sales to Project Angel Food, a nonprofit dedicated to delivering meals to folks struggling with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. Notable participants include Angeli Caffe, Susina Bakery, Lucifer's Pizza, Jar, The Little Door/Little Next Door and Whist at the Viceroy.

Lastly, another PSA for my other blog; just noticed this week that the comments feature wasn't working there (and thanks to foodblogging friend Diana for pointing it out), so that's been fixed.

One year ago I went ga-ga over LA Mill
Two years ago I had my 2007 splurge meal at Providence



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