Thursday, September 07, 2006

New Yorker Festival Boasts Food Stars

If you, like me, find yourself looking forward to receiving your new issue of The New Yorker and finding the next 12 page dissertation on leeches and how to grow them - oh, wait - that was a medical article, not a food one! Well, anyway, it's almost time for that veritable orgy of writers of all stripes holding forth as part of the New Yorker Festival, October 6 - 8.

Tickets for all events go on sale at noon EDT today and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling tollfree 1-877-391-0545. All ticket orders are subject to service charges. I cannot emphasize more strongly the urgency of contacting/calling as soon as tickets go on sale at noon if you really want to attend any of these events as they are extremely limited in size and you are competing with all of Manhattan!

Food personalities and writers on the menu for this year's festival include:

Saturday, October 7
» 10 am, Calvin Trillin interviewed by Mark Singer, Celeste Bartos Forum, The New York Public Library, Entrance on 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues ($25)

» 1 pm, What You Can Do with Boiling Water: Mario Batali talks with Bill Buford, Italian Wine Merchants, 108 East 16th Street ($125). "Mario Batali will discuss making, cooking, and serving pasta with Bill Buford as the two of them make lunch. Their dishes will be served with a selection of Italian wines."

Sunday, October 8
» 1 pm, My Life in Three Courses: Nora Ephron talks with Ken Auletta, Culinary Loft, 515 Broadway ($75). "Nora Ephron cooks three dishes, each representing a distinct phase in her life, while Ken Auletta helps out in the kitchen. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

"Nora Ephron wrote the Academy Award-nominated screenplays for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed. Her books include the novel Heartburn and the collection I Feel Bad About My Neck, which came out in August; part of it first appeared in The New Yorker. In her piece Serial Monogamy, which appeared in the magazine’s Anniversary Issue, she wrote about her love affair with cookbooks."

» 1 pm, Come Hungry, The starting point will be indicated on the tickets. "Calvin Trillin leads his sixth annual gastronomic walking tour of downtown, sharing his favorite eateries and culminating in a dim-sum banquet in Chinatown."

God, how I wish I could be there!


Blogger Lynn Barry said...

I would love to go for the food and of course to hear TC Boyle on Friday night. Oh well, one trip to the city for a cultural experience is all I can handle right now.

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