Join us on Monday, September 23 at BookPeople for a panel discussion featuring Caroline Campion and three of our own Austin Food Blogger Alliance members. Caroline Campion is the co-author of Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen.
In addition to being an author, Caroline is also an accomplished blogger, a mom, and a magazine editor for the likes of Glamour, GQ and Saveur. To find out more about Caroline, check out her blog, Devil and Egg, where she shares recipes, photos, and stories from her food and family adventures.
She’ll be joined on the panel with three of our own local food bloggers as they discuss cooking family meals, creative menu planning, and of course, the challenges and rewards of writing a cookbook:
- Dawn Orsak of Svacina Project: Dawn Orsak is a fifth-generation Texan whose work has focused on traditional Texas culture, especially food, with a particular focus on the foodways of Czech Texans. In 2008, Dawn curated the Texas food and wine program of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. She worked for Texas Folklife Resources for 10 years doing programming and marketing. While there, she curated the photography exhibit The Welcoming Table and numerous foodways presentations. Dawn also served as the Executive Director of the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival in 2007. She has spoken numerous times to community and professional groups about Czech Texas culture and foodways and blogs at Svacinaproject.blogspot.com.
- Stacey Rider of Four Points Foodie: Stacey Rider brings a distinctive flair to the kitchen as she grew up in England and established a wide and varied palette early in life. She filmed a Food 911 episode with Tyler Florence in 2004, has catered numerous events and began offering food demonstrations at a local kitchen store in 2009. She was a featured segment of the Craig Bushon Show on Austin’s Talk Radio 1370 AM in 2010 with listeners emailing Stacey recipe requests and suggestions which she would put a new twist on and make it affordable as well as delicious. Stacey has been featured on several local TV Shows, food discussion panels, contributes monthly recipes to several magazines in addition to continuing her Real Estate career.
- Michelanna Quimby of CSA for Three: Michelann is an avid home cook who likes all things organic, nominally healthy, fast, and delicious. She co-writes the blog CSA for Three, which focuses on using her CSA subscription in delicious and non-repetitive ways. (You try coming up with 10 uses for kohlrabi. I dare you.) By day, Michelann teaches at St. Edwards University, is pursuing a PhD in Human Development, and chases around her 3 year old daughter who refuses to eat anything but goldfish crackers and Nutella.
The panel starts at 7:00 pm. Copies of Keepers and The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Community Cookbook will be available for purchase and signing at BookPeople before and after the event. Find out more at BookPeople.com.