What's Cooking @ ALA Demonstration Stage

Chefs, authors, and restaurant owners presenting live cooking demonstrations - and offering education to arouse your taste buds!

 

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Time

Saturday, June 23

Sunday, June 24

9:30am - 10:20am"Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes" Todd Richards in Conversation

 

10:30am -
11:20pm
What's On Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food with Whitney Stewart

Julia Collin Davison and the Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs from America’s Test Kitchen Kids

11:30pm -
12:20pm
Join Julia Collin Davison the host of T.V.'s America's Test Kitchen

Buttermilk Graffiti: Join Chef Edward Lee to Discover What It Means to Cook and Eat American Cuisine

12:30pm
-1:20pm
 

*Cancelled* Cooking with Steve and Kathy Doocy
Unfortunately Kathy Doocy has bronchitis so she and Steve are unable to travel to New Orleans.  Due to this, the Doocys’ appearance at ALA has been cancelled.

 

1:30pm -
2:20pm
Meet Tanya Steel author of Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages

Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen - Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing

2:30pm -
3:20pm
American Seafood with Barton Seaver

 

3:30pm - 4:20pmSampling New American Food Culture: Kimchi, Gochujang, Ramen and Stories from  Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Saturday, June 23
 

"Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes" Todd Richards in Conversation
Publisher: Time Inc. Books


Black American chefs and cooks are often typecast as the experts of only one cuisine—soul food, but Todd Richards’ food is anything but stereotypical. The message of Soul is that cooks can honor tradition yet be liberated to explore. Join Todd for a conversation about his journey as a chef, followed by a tasting and a finished book signing.


What's On Your Plate? Exploring the World of Food with Whitney Stewart
Publisher: Sterling Publishing


What’s on your plate? Chances are it’s not quite the same as what’s on other children’s plates around the world. Come on a journey to see how people in different countries prepare, eat, and think about their food. Beautiful photographs and illustrations capture the food culture of 14 countries, from Brazil and Spain to Morocco, India, and China. Young foodies will be excited to learn about how people eat across the globe!


Join Julia Collin Davison the host of T.V.'s America's Test Kitchen
Publisher: Penguin Random House


Julia Collin Davison, the co-host of T.V.'s America's Test Kitchen talks about the latest tips and recommendations for being the best home cook!


Cooking with Steve and Kathy Doocy  *Cancelled*

Unfortunately Kathy Doocy has bronchitis so she and Steve are unable to travel to New Orleans. Due to this, the Doocys’ appearance at ALA has been cancelled.


Meet Tanya Steel author of Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages
Publisher: National Geographic Kids Books


Grab your knife and fork and head to the Cooking Stage to meet global food industry leader, Tanya Steel, author of Food Fight: A Mouthwatering History of Who Ate What and Why Through the Ages.

Dig into this delicious history of the world through food, serving up everything from prehistoric eating habits to cooking techniques of the Middle Ages to 20th-century food innovations. When the reading is done, the cooking can begin. More than thirty kid-tested recipes are included!  Tanya will prepare the mouth-watering Rosie the Riveter’s Chocolate Bread Custard. Come take a bite out of history!

American Seafood with Barton Seaver
Publisher: Sterling Publishing


American Seafood by Barton Seaver is the go-to source for home cooks, culinary students, professional chefs, and anyone fascinated by American food culture. It rekindles an awareness of the histories of our oceans and presents invaluable information on traditional culinary arts. Plus, it includes Barton's favorite ideas for taste pairings and preferred methods for cooking seafood. “This lavishly illustrated reference guide to edible sea creatures from American waters answers most every question about what shows up in U.S. fish markets and how it all got there..” —Booklist (starred review)


Sampling New American Food Culture: Kimchi, Gochujang, Ramen and Stories from Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix
Publisher: READERS to EATERS


“Sohn-massh” is the flavors in our fingertips. It is the love Korean mothers mix into their handmade foods. June Jo Lee, co-author of CHEF ROY CHOI AND THE STREET FOOD REMIX—2018 Seibert Award Honor Book • ALA Notable Children’s Book • Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List—and a food ethnographer, will share her work on what and how America eats, and the story of chef Roy Choi, the Korean American chef who kickstarted the national food truck movement. She will also sample some delicious Korean flavors and demo Kimchi making pro tips!
 

Sunday, June 24

 

Julia Collin Davison and the Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs from
America’s Test Kitchen Kids

Publisher: Sourcebooks


For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing their cooking expertise to the children’s market! Join Julia Collin Davison, co-host of the most-watched cooking show on public television, as she explores kid-tested and approved recipes from “The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs,” THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Chapters include how-to information and recipes perfectly suited for the emerging cook, from breakfasts and snacks to main dishes and themed-menu ideas for parties.


Buttermilk Graffiti: Join Chef Edward Lee to Discover What It Means to Cook and Eat American Cuisine
Publisher: Artisan Books


Join Chef Edward Lee as he discusses his journey through his new novel, Buttermilk Graffiti. American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories?  Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. Q&A and free book signing to follow.


Cook with Amber: Fun, Fresh Recipes from Food Network Star Kids Winner Amber Kelley
Publisher: Running Press/Hachette


From her appearances on The Kitchen and the Today Show, to her endorsement from Jamie Oliver, or to her YouTube show "Cook with Amber," 15-year-old Amber Kelley is inspiring a whole new generation of eaters to get in the kitchen and have fun. In this session, Amber will demonstrate a recipe and answer questions about her upcoming cookbook! COOK WITH AMBER (October 2018) will include: nourishing breakfasts, impressive school lunches, party ideas, and recipes for homemade facial scrubs.


Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen - Cooking Demonstration and Book Signing
Publisher: Gibbs Smith


A nationally and internationally recognized chef and educator as well as the star of PBS/WYES's New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton, and now Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen, Chef Kevin is known for his expertise in New Orleans cuisine and sharing its culture and culinary heritage.

In a live-cooking demonstration, Chef Kevin will prepare his Shrimp with Smoked Grit Cakes from his latest book Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen. Food samples will be provided, as well as a book signing. Don't miss this chance to meet the gregarious star and learn new kitchen skills!