from the press release:
TASTE, SIP AND ENJOY GREAT WRITING AT SLOW FOOD SEACOAST’S 1st ANNUAL FOOD WRITERS NIGHT.
This evening, the words are good enough to eat! On Wednesday, May 21 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Slow Food Seacoast will stimulate your mind and body in a celebration of local food writers and tasty recipes prepared from their cookbooks and essays.
The Seacoast’s best food writers will whet your appetite when they read from their work in this unique evening program. After each reading, guests will be able to taste food inspired by the writer’s recipes and essays. Tickets are $55 and includes the reading, food and libations. All proceeds will benefit Slow Food Seacoast. Tickets can be purchased through www.seacoastfoodie.com. The event will be held at The Pearl of Portsmouth, 45 Pearl St., Portsmouth. Tickets are limited to only 60 attendees and will go fast.
In an innovative experience of literature and flavors, each writer will present in “courses” followed sips and tastes. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., guests will be able to sample hors d’oeuvres before sitting down at 7:00 pm to enjoy the reading and between each, they’ll sample food and drink paired with the listening experience. After the program, all are invited to mingle and ask questions of the authors and purchase signed copies of the author’s books, provided by RiverRun Bookstore.
Our nationally renowned food writers include Denise Landis, New York Times columnist and author of “Dinner For Eight: 40 Great Dinner Party Menus for Friends and Family”, Jean Kerr author of the “Union Oyster House Cookbook” and “Mystic Seafood”, Kathy Gunst author of “Stonewall Kitchen Favorites” and “Stonewall Kitchen Harvest” and “resident chef” on WBUR’s Here and Now and James Haller, author of “Vie De France” and founder of the famed Blue Strawbery restaurant. The evening will be hosted by Rachel Forrest, food writer and restaurant critic for The Portsmouth Herald and host of Wine Me Dine Me, a food and drink themed radio show on Portsmouth Community Radio. Books will be supplied by RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth and will be available for signing and purchase. The event is sponsored by Seacoast Media Group and Taste of the Seacoast Magazine and includes wine, beer and food donated by local caterers, restaurants and purveyors.
The evening’s proceeds go to benefit Slow Food Seacoast, a “convivium” within Slow Food USA, a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America through programs and activities dedicated to Taste Education, Defending Biodiversity and Building Food Communities.
Tickets can be purchased by going to www.seacoastfoodie.com or by calling (603) 315-3276