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, October 20
Noon–1:00 P.M.

Helene and Jacqueline An
An: To Eat – Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen

Few successful restaurant groups have as complex and intriguing of a backstory as the House of An does. Now the matriarch of the restaurant empire, Helene An’s life took her from the luxurious highs of French Colonial Vietnam to the lows of life as a refugee, a journey explored by her daughter Jacqueline in their new cookbook, An: To Eat. Featuring one hundred recipes highlighting the signature Vietnamese–Californian cuisine that has made the restaurant group the talk of the town, An: To Eat offers readers a taste of home cooking informed by multi-generational family history.

Upcoming Beard on Books readings:

Wednesday, November 2
Dorie Greenspan
Dorie’s Cookies

Wednesday, December 7
Sara Jenkins
Four Seasons of Pasta   


Upcoming 2016 events: