Events: Eating Words, Philly Chef’s Conference, and Brewer’s Plate

Brewer's Plate Cheese and BeerDear ones, you’ve probably noticed that my posts are taking longer than usual to set. Thanks for your patience. I’ve been in a curd blizzard of book projects. If you’re confused, let me explain — I’ve been working on not one but TWO new books that will come out in 2016: The New Cocktail Hour (April 2016) and Movie Night Menus (November 2016). Both are driven by cocktails…but, of course, you’ll find plenty of cheese.

March 1 is my last big deadline, then I’ll be ready to emerge from my writing cave and play in the whey with you. Can we still be friends? Here are 3 upcoming events in Philadelphia where you can be sure to find me:

Eating Words: Edible Philly’s 1-day Conference for Food Writers (Feb. 27)

I’ll be moderating a panel (2:25-3:10) called “Cookbooks 101” with author Marisa McClellan of Foodinjars, editor Tiffany Hill of Quirk Books, and cookbook literary agent Clare Pellino from Profile.

Philly Chef’s Conference (March 6-7)

Held Sunday and Monday at Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, this conference is a great way to meet the Philadelphia food community, from chefs and bartenders to writers and bloggers. This year’s special guest will be — be still my heart — Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking. (Friends, you know I keep this book by my bedside.)

Brewer’s Plate (March 13)

Fair Food Philly returns to the Kimmel Center for its much-anticipated festival of beer and food pairings. If you’re looking for exquisite cheeses, beer ice cream floats, and more — this is the place for you! Of the many food events in Philadelphia, this glorious bacchanal seems to offer the most dairy.)

Oh, oh, there’s so much more to tell you about come April! Get ready for a cheese and cocktail party to kick off the first day of Headhouse Market AND the city’s first-ever curd festival. More soon!




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