Smorgasburg, the weekly Williamsburg food festival created by the founders of the Brooklyn Flea, is Greenlight’s newest partner for a series that brings Brooklyn’s best author/chefs to the weekly Williamsburg event this fall. Each Saturday from October 19 to November 23, Brooklyn chefs will present new cookbooks based on their celebrated restaurants, with free tasting samples and book signings at Greenlight’s booth. Each chef, restaurant owner or author will be on hand to sign books and talk about food, and each event will feature free food samples (while supplies last). Details below.
Location: Smorgasburg (Williamsburg location), East River State Park (90 Kent Ave at N. 7 Street). Click here for directions and more info.
Saturday, October 19, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
Authors Jacqueline Goossens, Tom Vandenberge, and Luk Thys present New York Street Food
With tastings by the chefs of Palenque
New York’s history of immigration means that the city has one of the most dynamic street food scenes in the world. The new book New York Street Food takes readers to the far-flung literary corners of the five boroughs, with 50 recipes from some of New York’s greatest food trucks, stalls, tables and carts. The book’s authors Jacqueline Goossens and Tom Vandenberge and photographer Luk Thys will be on hand to sign books, and tasting samples will be provided by the chefs of beloved street food staple Palenque.
Saturday, October 26, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Colin Spoelman and and David Haskell present The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining: How to Make and Drink Whiskey
Colin Spoelman, a former rooftop moonshiner from Kentucky, and David Haskell, the great-grandson of a Prohibition-era bootlegger from New York, founded Kings County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2010 to make small-scale batches of moonshine, bourbon, and other whiskeys. Their new book covers whiskey’s history and culture from 1640 to today, and includes a detailed, easy-to-follow guide to safe home distilling, as well as a guide to the contemporary whiskey scene.
Saturday, November 2, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Emily and Melissa Elsen present The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop
Melissa and Emily Elsen, the twenty-something sisters who are proprietors of the wildly popular Gowanus, Brooklyn pie shop and cafe Four & Twenty Blackbirds, have put together a pie-baking book that's anything but humble. This lavishly designed collection features more than sixty delectable pie recipes organized by season and a detailed and informative techniques section.
Saturday, November 9, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Andy Ricker presents Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand
Andy Ricker worked in restaurants all over the world before settling in Portland, Oregon, where he opened his first restaurant, Pok Pok. He has since gone on to open additional award-winning restaurants, including Pok Pok Ny in Brooklyn’s Columbia Street Waterfront district. Now, with his first cookbook, Ricker tackles head-on the myths that keep people from making Thai food at home: that it's too spicy for the American palate or too difficult to source ingredients. Fifty knockout recipes for simple and delicious Thai dishes, plus a primer in Thai techniques and flavors, make authentic Thai food accessible to any home cook.
Saturday, November 16, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
NEW ADDITION: SPECIAL GUEST!
Alice Waters presents The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden
Alice Waters, chef and proprietor of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse (named Best Restaurant in America by Gourmet), has been awarded the James Beard Best Chef in America, Humanitarian, and Lifetime Achievement awards. In her newest book, a follow-up to her bestselling classic, The Art of Simple Food (2007), Alice takes readers from seed to plate with a tour through her kitchen garden, advising us on how to plant, grow, harvest and serve. With 300 plant-forward recipes and 300 exquisite line drawings, The Art of Simple Food II informs and inspires readers to nourish a responsible and rewarding new relationship with the garden. Alice signs her books and offers hand-picked produce samples in this rare East Coast appearance!
Saturday, November 16, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Carlo Mirarchi, Chris Parachini, and Brandon Hoy present Roberta's Cookbook
The New York Times calls Roberta’s “one of the most extraordinary restaurants in the country.” Opened in 2008 in a concrete bunker in Bushwick, Roberta’s has become a destination for groundbreaking food, an original dining experience, and a rooftop garden that marked the beginning of the urban farming movement in New York City. In Roberta’s Cookbook, the forces behind Roberta’s – chef Carlo Mirarchi and co-owners Brandon Hoy and Chris Parachini – share recipes, photographs, and stories meant to capture the experience of Roberta’s for those who haven’t been, and to immortalize it for those who’ve been there since the beginning.
Saturday, November 23, 12:30 - 3:30 PM
GRAND FINALE EVENT!
Author Sarah Zorn presents Brooklyn Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Coney Island to Brooklyn Heights
Featuring chefs from Brooklyn restaurants Anella, Arancini Bros., Fletchers, and Ovenly
Sarah Zorn is the food editor for Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, associate editor at RestaurantGirl.com, and food critic for Brooklyn Industry magazine. In Brooklyn Chef’s Table she tells the stories of the members of Brooklyn’s restaurant community, both natives and immigrants, plus recipes for the home cook from over 50 of the borough's most celebrated eateries and tons of full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor. Sarah gathers chefs featured in the book for a group book signing and sampling of dishes from great Brooklyn restaurants: Erin and Agatha from Ovenly serve Hazelnut cookies, Dave from Arancini Bros. offers arancini, Todd from Anella brings homemade burrata cheese with tomato jam and basil salt, and Matt from Fletcher's provides BBQ chicken with Brooklyn white sauce!
Can't make it to Smorgasburg to meet your favorite chef? You can still get autographed copies of their new cookbooks! Click on any of the titles below for ordering options, and be sure to indicate in the "Order Comments" field if you would like a signed copy.
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