The Readable Feast 2018

Do you like cookbooks? 

How about really good local food writing, stunning full-color photography, useful and unique recipes for everyday cooking, seasonal ingredients and socially conscious journalism? Yes, yes and yes, right?

Then you need to check out this year's crop of Readable Feast finalists—all exceptionally talented England authors—and come celebrate the winners!

On Thursday, June 21st from 6–9 pm at the TriMark Innovation Center (21 Drydock Avenue in Boston's Seaport) come meet these local authors and buy their books at the 3rd Annual Readable Feast Culinary Book Award Gala. You'll be among the first to congratulate the winners, chosen by a panel of local New England writers, editors, chefs and general food experts. Tickets available here.

Chef Lydia Shire and Gourmet Caterers have created a special menu, and Rebecca Alssid, Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Darryl Settles will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Don't miss this wonderful event!

This year's finalists in five categories:

GENERAL COOKING
Full Moon Suppers at Salt Water Farm: Recipes from Land and Sea by Annemarie Ahearn
Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need by Jessica Battilana
My Kitchen Chalkboard: Seasonal Menus for Modern New England Families by Leigh Belanger
Myers + Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery by Joanne Chang with Karen Akunowicz
The Volante Farms Cookbook: A Century of Growing by Todd Heberlein
Homegrown: Cooking from my New England Roots by Matt Jennings
The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life found in Freedom, Maine by Erin French

AESTHETIC ACHIEVEMENT
The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life found in Freedom, Maine by Erin French
Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques by Kristen Kish and Meredith Erickson
France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child by Alex Prud'Homme and Katie Pratt
American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cooking from Sea to Shining Sea by Barton Seaver

SINGLE SUBJECT
Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids will Love to Bake! by Deanna F. Cook
Drink Progressively: From White to Red, Light- to Full-Bodied, A Bold New Way to Pair Wine with Food by Hadley & TJ Douglas
Good Apples: Behind Every Bite by Susan Futrell
Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing by Jerrelle Guy
Kombucha, Kefir, and Beyond: A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Fermenting Your Own Probiotic Beverages at Home by Alex Lewin and Raquel Guajardo
Secret Sauces: Fresh & Modern Recipes by Vanessa Seder
Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar by Michael Harlan Turkell

MEMOIR & FOOD WRITING
The Wine Lover's Daughter: A Memoir by Anne Fadiman
Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray by Adam Federman
Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food by Rachel Herz 

SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
A Precautionary Tale: How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Food Heritage, and Inspired a Movement by Philip Ackerman-Leist
Good Apples: Behind Every Bite by Susan Futrell
The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook: 125 Organic and Farm-to-Fork Recipes from the Green Mountain State by Tracey Medeiros
Recipes from the Herbalist's Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being by Brittany Wood Nickerson

VOTE for your favorite for the People's Choice Award and come to the event to find out who will take home the award for BOOK OF THE YEAR!

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