“Eat, Drink & Be Literary” and “Uncharted” Course

It is a busy two weeks in the Bay Area for lovers of films, food and ideas. In addition to the Mill Valley Film Festival covered elsewhere, “Litquake” starts a Bay Area-wide nine-day run on Friday, October 9th with a special “Eat, Drink & Be Literary” day on Sunday, October 11.

And “Uncharted” packs a lot into Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17 in Berkeley, offering EatDrinkFilms readers a 15% discount.

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Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, runs October 9 -17 in various venues around San Francisco and the Bay Area.

This year Litquake puts food and writing front and center with Eat, Drink, and Be Literaryan event that brings fans of food and the written word together for an entire day of food, wine, beer and chocolate. Continue reading →

Uncharted logoUNCHARTED CHARTS AN EDGY COURSE IN BERKELEY

Special Offer to Eat Drink Film friends for Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, Oct. 16 & 17, 2015, Downtown Berkeley.
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Bay Area Food Stars Come Out for Litquake’s Eat, Drink, and Be Literary

Layout 1Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, runs October 9 -17 in various venues around San Francisco and the Bay Area.

This year Litquake puts food and writing front and center with Eat, Drink, and Be Literaryan event that brings fans of food and the written word together for an entire day of food, wine, beer and chocolate. Not to mention talks/panels on food, food books, the history of moonshine, cookbook writing, foraging, sustainability and much more.

Sunday, October 11 at Z Space in the Mission; 11am – 5:30.

$35 advance; $40 at the door. To buy tickets and for more information, click here. Litquake has featured many James Beard award-winning chefs and food writers in its literary festival over the years.  This year it is inaugurating a multi-course literary feast.

“The Bay Area is home to many of the most influential chefs and entrepreneurs in the culinary universe,” said event producer Nina Lesowitz. “This event will appeal to anyone who wants to meet the chefs and producers behind the region’s most acclaimed restaurants, bakeries, and artisanal products. Taste locally made products, sample wine, gin, beer, and learn what it takes to launch a food blog, write a cookbook, develop and sell a product, and much more.”

Participants at Eat, Drink, and Be Literary are:  

  • Taylor Boetticher – Co-owner of The Fatted Calf Charcuterie
  • brewsEmma Christensen – Recipe editor for The Kitchn and author of True Brews, as well as a contributing writer and recipe developer for The Kitchn Cookbook
  • Sue Conley – Co-author of Cowgirl Creamery Cooks and co-founder of Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes

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(photo by Stephanie Hua)

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  • Dominique Crenn – The first woman chef in America to earn two Michelin Stars, and chef-owner of Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn and co-author of Atelier Crenn: Metamorphosis of Taste, forthcoming this year from Houghton Mifflin
  • Kevin Feinstein – Co-author of The Bay Area Forager and Practically Wild: Food and Health Through the Eyes of a Modern Forager
  • Colleen McLeod Garner – Head Bootlegger-NorCal, American Born Moonshine
  • Joyce Goldstein – Former Chef/Owner of the award-winning restaurant Square One, and former chef of Cafe at Chez Panisse
  • conniewildConnie Green – Author of The Wild Table and founder of one of the first and one of the largest wild foods businesses in the U.S.
  • Amy Guittard – Fifth-generation San Franciscan who works in marketing, sourcing
  • Dana-Dana Gunders – Author of the Waste-Free Kitchen Handbook and staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council who leads NRDC’s work on reducing the amount of food wasted across the country
  • Carolyn Jung – James Beard Award-winning food writer based in the Bay Area and blogger at www.foodgal.com
  • Karen missionKaren Leibowitz – Writer and restaurateur, whose collaborations include the Atelier Crenn book, co-written with Dominique Crenn, and The Perennial Restaurant, co-founded with Anthony Myint, with whom she also co-wrote Mission Street Food
  • Kirk Lombard – Founder of Sea Forager, the CSF sustainable fish delivery business and sea foraging tour guide business in San Francisco and author of A Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, forthcoming from Heyday in 2016
  • Judith Lowry – Author of California Foraging and proprietor of Larner Seeds, specializing in California native plants
  • Paolo Lucchesi –  Food editor and Inside Scoop columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. He has co-authored two cookbooks: The Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book and flour + water: pasta
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  • Thomas McNaughton – Executive chef and partner of Ne Timeas Restaurant Group, which includes restaurants: Flour + Water, Central Kitchen, Salumeria, Aatxe and Café du Nord. In 2014, he published his first cookbook, flour + water: pasta.
  • Sam Mogannam – Owner of Bi-Rite Market and author of Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food
  • Anthony Myint – Restaurateur, chef, and co-founder of Mission Chinese Food, Commonwealth, Mission Cantina (NYC), Lt. Waffle, and The Perennial. He co-wrote Mission Street Food (2011) and contributed to Mission Chinese Food (2015).
  • CalCal Peternell – Chez Panisse chef and author of ever-popular Twelve Recipes
  • Elizabeth Prueitt – Cofounder/owner of Tartine and the upcoming Tartine Manufactory at Heath Ceramics and author of Tartine
  • Jonah Raskin – The author of Field Days: A Year of Farming, Eating and Drinking Wine in California. (UC Press)
  • Iso Rabins – Chef and founder of forageSF, The Wild Kitchen, and The Underground Market
  • taraTara Austin Weaver – Author of Orchard House and The Butcher and the Vegetarian
  • Kathleen Weber – Author of Della Fattoria Bread
  • Chris Ying – Editor-in-chief of Lucky Peach and co-author of Ivan Ramen (2013) and the Mission Chinese Food Cookbook (2014)

Litquake has a lot more to offer covering its usual wide ranging and eclectic list of guests. Full list of events is at www.litquake.org

A sampling:

  • Author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (Mystic River; Gone Baby Gone)
  • Tracey Stewart (wife of Daily Show host Jon Stewart) and her new book Do Unto Animals
  • Seduction provocateur Neil Strauss (The Game and the upcoming The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships)
  • Ali Liebegott, writer on the critically acclaimed television series Transparent
  • Daniel Handler aka Lemony Snicket
  • Pulitzer winners: T. J. Stiles (Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America) and Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master’s Son)
  • Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club and The Kitchen God’s Wife)
  • Eric Bogosian and many others

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UNCHARTED CHARTS AN EDGY COURSE IN BERKELEY

Special Offer to Eat Drink Film friends for Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, Oct. 16 & 17, 2015, Downtown Berkeley.

Enjoy two exhilarating days of provocative conversations with some of the world’s edgiest thinkers, including Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet and founder of the Small Planet Institute; filmmaker and Webby Awards founder

Tiffany Shlain; bestselling cookbook author Alice Medrich whose tenth book is Flavor Flours; Marissa La Brecque, award-winning author of Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers and Off The Menu: Staff Meals From America’s Top Restaurants; Tim Caulfield, author of Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?; Francis Dinkelspiel, author of Tangled Vines; Peter Leyden exploring new directions in media with his books The Long Boom and What’s Next; Eric Kaplan, a co-executive producer of (and writer for) the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, wrote for The Late Show with David LettermanFuturama, and Flight of the Concords; comedian W. Kamau Bell; and Slate’s chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie.

uncharted speakersComplete list here.

Also at Uncharted: Live music, fun hands-on labs, a popup bookstore — all at the Berkeley Rep and Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley — and an Opening Night Party on the UC Berkeley campus with delicious food, cocktails, wine and beer.

Visit www.BerkeleyIdeas.com for information. Use promo code EATDRINKFILMS to get a special 15% discount on already discounted early-bird one- and two-day tickets. Register here.

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