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2013 Miami Book Fair International at MDC Serves Up Sizzling Kitchen Lineup

Fair Runs Nov. 17 – 24, 2013
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Miami, October 7, 2013 - The 30th anniversary Miami Book Fair International, presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), announces this year’s The Kitchen program, a series of cooking demos (with food tastings) and book presentations by renowned chefs from around the world.

In addition, there will be a special VIP dinner at Tuyo with MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute’s Director of Restaurants Norman Van Aken, author of No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken and Scott Conant, author of The Scarpetta Cookbook. Dinner will take place at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19.  Tickets are $135 per person and include both books. Ticket sale begins Nov. 4.

In honor of this year’s featured country, Spain, there will also be traditional flamenco dancing, music, wine, and tapas from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 – 22 in Building 6, first floor. Free and open to the public.    

COOKING DEMOS:

Saturday, Nov. 23

11 a.m. – John Moeller, author of Dining at the White House: From the President’s Table to Yours, shares the fabulous food and recipes that wowed everyone from heads of state to the First Family.

1 p.m. – Norman Van Aken, author of No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken shares with foodies and fans alike his fascinating journey to culinary stardom.

3 p.m. – Patricia Wells, author of The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence brings the delicious flavors and ingredients of French cooking to the American home.

Sunday, Nov. 24

11 a.m. – Peggy Kotsopoulos, author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal shows you how to improve your health with nutrient rich whole foods.

1 p.m. – Brian Boitano, author of What Would Brian Boitano Make? Fresh and Fun Recipes for Sharing with Family and Friends shares recipes and anecdotes from his world travels.

3 p.m. – Ingrid Hoffmann, author of Latin D’ Lite: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist offers a healthy spin on modern Latin cuisine.

Tickets for demos are $15 and seating is limited. Tickets and a full schedule are available at www.miamibookfair.com.

CHEF BOOK PRESENTATIONS: 

Saturday, Nov. 23

12 p.m. – Leticia Moreinos Schwartz on My Rio de Janeiro: A Cookbook, Manuel Villacorta, on Peruvian Power Foods and Maureen Fant on Sauces and Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way

1:30 p.m. – Sandra A. Gutierrez on Latin American Street Food: The Best Flavors of Markets, Beaches, and Roadside Stands from Mexico to Argentina, Lolis Eric Elie on Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans and Michael Ruhlman, on The Book of Schmaltz: Love Song to a Forgotten Fat

3 p.m. – Ingrid Hoffmann on Latin D’ Lite: Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist, Peggy Kotsopoulos on Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal and Brian Boitano on What Would Brian Boitano Make? Fresh and Fun Recipes for Sharing with Family and Friends

4 p.m. – Michael Steinberger on The Wine Savant: A Guide to the Wine Culture and Paul Lukacs on Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures

Sunday, Nov. 24

1 p.m. – John Moeller on Dining at the White House: From the President’s Table to Yours, Patricia Wells on The French Kitchen Cookbook: Recipes and Lessons from Paris and Provence and Norman Van Aken on No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken

3 p.m. – Rachel Roque on Cocina Latina: El sabor del mundo latino and Antoni Miralda on Power Food

4 p.m. – Mandy Baca on The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine, Deeny Kaplan Lorber on Waiting at Joe’s and Ellen Kanner, Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith, and What to Eat for Dinner

Cooking demos will take place at the MCI Food and Wine Theater, 415 N.E. 2nd Ave., third floor. Book presentations will take place right next to the MCI, in Building 6, Room 6100 (first floor). Admission to chef presentations and panels is free (NO ticket required). Books will be available for sale and authors will sign.

For updates on Miami Book Fair International, please visit www.miamibookfair.com, call 305-237-3528, or email wbookfair@mdc.edu.

Miami Book Fair International and The Center @ MDC

Miami Book Fair International is the largest and finest literary gathering in America. It is the premier event of The Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College. The Center promotes reading, writing and theater at locations throughout South Florida by consistently presenting activities open to all. Literacy projects target children and teens, as well as college students and adults. Its creative writing program has national appeal, and courses are taught by local and visiting authors. It is also home to Prometeo Theatre, the nation's leading Spanish language, conservatory-style program offering training for actors, and featuring performances throughout the year. In 2012, the Center celebrates its tenth year with a renewed commitment to the advancement of literary and theater arts.

Miami Book Fair International 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.

MDCulture

MDCulture is the Cultural Affairs Department of the College. Comprising the Miami Book Fair International, Miami International Film Festival, Tower Theater, the Center for Literature and Theatre, Koubek Center, Freedom Tower, MDC Live Arts and MDC Galleries and Museum of Art + Design, MDCulture is committed to providing everyone the opportunity to come in contact with innovative thinkers, creators and tradition bearers from around the world. With each presentation, MDCulture offers a bridge between cultures and ideas, creating new opportunities for the increasingly diverse population of Miami to come together through shared live arts experiences..

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 MDCulture, it’s cultural affairs department, including the Miami Book Fair International, the Center @ MDC, the Miami International Film Festival, MDC Live Arts performing arts series, the Cuban Cinema Series, the Miami Leadership Roundtable speakers’ series, numerous renowned campus art galleries and theaters, and the nationally recognized School of Entertainment and Design Technology. With an enrollment of more than 175,000 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 centers offer more than 300 distinct degree programs including baccalaureate, 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 since it opened its doors in 1960.

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