Beard on Books is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors.

Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Sweets provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.

All events take place at:

The James Beard House
167 West 12th Street

To RSVP, please call reservations manager Colleen Vincent at 212.627.2308.


Join us at our next Beard on Books event:

Wednesday, August 3
Noon–1:00 P.M.

Kian Lam Kho
Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

Cooking Chinese food at home can seem daunting, but thanks to the meticulous instruction of Kian Lam Kho’s new tome Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking, stir-fry standbys and wok-wonders become part of a home cook’s everyday repertoire. Featuring step-by-step images that walk readers through recipes like Spicy Lotus Root Salad and General Tso’s Chicken, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees will have you trading your takeout menu for a night at the stove.

Upcoming Beard on Books readings:

Wednesday, September 14
Toni Tipton-Martin
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

Wednesday, October 5
Alex Prud’homme
The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act

Wednesday, October 19
Helene and Jacqueline An
An: To Eat – Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen

Wednesday, November 2
Dorie Greenspan
Dorie’s Cookies

Wednesday, December 7
Sara Jenkins
Four Seasons of Pasta   


Upcoming 2016 events: