The 22nd annual “KitchenAid The Book and The Cook” is
back for another year of gut-busting delicacies as renowned chefs
and cookbook authors pair up with local restaurants. This year’s
series runs from March 17 through 26, and is the largest, longest-running
restaurant-based festival in the country. Here’s a sampling
of what’s happening in Penn’s backyard. For times,
contact the restaurant and for a complete schedule go to: www.thebookandthecook.com.
Friday, March 17
MICHAEL JACKSON, author of the guide, “Whisky,” is
back for “Great Grains, Great Whiskeys.” 6:30 p.m. at Penn Museum,
3260 South St. Reservations required: 215-898-4890. Info: www.museum.upenn.edu.
$90; $75 for Museum members.
Saturday, March 18
British beer specialist MICHAEL JACKSON, leads the
16th annual tasting of beers from around the world. 1 p.m. at Penn
Museum. Tickets: 215-898-3900. Info: www.museum.upenn.edu. $45; $40
for Museum members.
Monday, March 20
- HI SOO SHIN HEPINSTALL, author of “Growing
Up in a Korean Kitchen: A Cookbook,” shares cultural and culinary
stories at pan-Asian bistro Bubble House, 3404 Sansom St. Reservations:
215-243-0804. Dinner is in the $25 to $50 per person range.
Wednesday, March 22
- BILL NIMAN (“The Niman Ranch Cookbook:
From Farm to Table with America’s Finest Meat”) is
dedicated to compassionate farming and responsible land use, and
showcases some of his Niman Ranch meats on the evening’s
menu. White Dog Café, 3420 Sansom St. Reservations: 215-386-9224.
$65 per person.
- Eating healthy can mean great-tasting food. Join DEANNA SEGRAVE-DALY,
author of “Cooking Healthy Across America,” for a night
of flavorful food. Abbraccio, 820 S. 47th St. Reservations: 215-727-8247.
Dinner is in the $25 to $50 per person range.
- BARBARA KAFKA, the 1996 recipient of the Philadelphia
Toque Award and author of “Vegetable Love: A Book for Cooks,” discusses
vegetables with her customary passion and knowledge. The Restaurant
School at Walnut Hill College, 4207 Walnut St. Reservations:
215-222-4200. Dinner is in the $25 to $50 per person range.
Friday, March 24
- NICK MALGIERI, author of “A Baker’s
Tour,” has traveled extensively in search of the perfect
cake, focaccia and pie and will receive the 2006 KitchenAid Toque
Award for lifetime achievement. Penne, The Inn at Penn, 3611
Walnut St. Reservations: 215-823-6222. Dinner is in the $50 to
$74 price range.
Originally published on March 16, 2006