Kitchen Stadium Heats Up MDC’s Miami Book Fair

MIAMI BOOK FAIR Nov. 13 – 20, 2016

Presented and produced by Miami Dade College

Miami, Nov. 3, 2016 – Celebrity chefs and cookbook authors will share their philosophies and winning recipes at The Kitchen, a component of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Book Fair, (MBF) the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering.

This year The Kitchen will feature a new, state-of-the-art Kitchen Stadium, which will be located on the southeast corner of N.E. Second Ave. and N.E. Third St. There will be cooking demos and culinary discussions to satisfy every taste bud and book lover. The Kitchen is sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

“Downtown Miami’s culinary scene continues to mature in lockstep with its urban rise and growing international appeal,” said Alyce Robertson, Miami DDA executive director. “The Kitchen at this year’s Miami Book Fair will be an opportunity for visitors to see – and taste – this dynamic evolution firsthand.”

Highlights will include:

Saturday, Nov. 19

11 a.m.             A discussion with Veronica Cervera, La Cocina Cubana de Vero and Yosmar Monique Martinez, Tastes of the Camino: 30 Authentic Recipes Along the French Way

12 p.m.             Cooking demo with Cynthia Graubart, Chicken: A Savor the South® cookbook

1 p.m.               A discussion with Ina Yalof, Food and the City: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restauranteurs, Line Cooks Street Vendors and Purveyors, Aleksandra Crapanzano, The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City and Nancy Silverton, Mozza at Home: More Than 150 Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Relaxed, Family-Style Entertaining

2:30 p.m.          Cooking demo with Sheila G. Mains, Sheila G’s Butter and Chocolate: 101 Creative Sweets and Treats Using Brownie Batter

3:30 p.m.           A discussion with Padma Lakshmi, The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World, in-conversation with Ben Greenman, co-author with Questlove of Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs

4:30 p.m.           Cooking demo with Anna Thomas, Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table

Sunday, Nov. 20

12 p.m.             Cooking demo with Adrianne Calvo, Play with Fire

1 p.m.                A discussion with Chef Rossi, The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi

2 p.m.              Cooking demo with James Tahhan, The Homemade Chef: Ordinary Ingredients for Extraordinary Food

4 p.m.               A discussion with Mi Ae Lipe, Bounty from the Box: The CSA Farm Cookbook and Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla, Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry and Literary Fare 

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Miami Book Fair

Widely recognized as the largest and finest literary gathering in the U.S., the Miami Book Fair’s eight-day festival features readings and conversation with the world’s most renowned authors and more than 200 booksellers and exhibitors across various genres and interests. Book lovers are also treated to culinary presentations, live music, dance and theater performances, interactive art projects, fun and educational activities for children, and more! In addition to the annual festival, the Miami Book Fair builds community and promotes reading and writing throughout the year with activities open to all, including creative writing courses taught by local and visiting authors, literary gatherings and happy hours and Read to Learn Books for Free, a partnership with The Children’s Trust that distributes more than 160,000 free books a year to children in Miami-Dade County.

Miami Book Fair is made possible through the generous support of the State of Florida and the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Miami; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; the Miami Downtown Development; and the Friends of the Fair; as well as many corporate partners. Miami Book Fair: Building community, one reader at a time.

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College has a long and rich history of involvement in the cultural arts, providing South Florida with a vast array of artistic and literary offerings through its cultural affairs department, including the Miami Book Fair, the Miami Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, and groundbreaking art exhibitions at the Museum of Art + Design (MOA+D) located inside the college’s historic Freedom Tower and art galleries at each campus. With an enrollment of more than 165,000 students, MDC is the largest institution of higher education in the country and is a national model for many of its programs. The college’s seven campuses and two outreach centers offer more than 300 academic pathways leading to baccalaureate degrees, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates leading to in-demand jobs. MDC has served more than 2,000,000 students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960.

Miami Book Fair contact: Lisa Palley, 305-642-3132  or Deyanira Navarrette, 305-495-7168,