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, December 7
Noon–1:00 P.M.

Sara Jenkins
The Four Seasons of Pasta

When it comes to Italian fare, it’s hard to beat the powerhouse mother-daughter duo of Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins. The two combine backgrounds in food writing and fine dining through Nancy’s extensive work as a journalist and cookbook author and Sara’s New York City hot spot Porsena. Now the pair has joined forces for their new tome, The Four Seasons of Pasta, an exploration of Italian noodles through the lens of a seasonal American menu. Featuring more than 120 recipes covering both weeknight meals and ambitious dinner party-worthy dishes, The Four Seasons of Pasta proves that dining is best as a family affair.


Upcoming 2017 Beard on Books Readings:

January 11, 2017
JBF Award Winners Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook
Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking
February 1, 2017
JBF Award Winners Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan
Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace: I Don’t Want a Restaurant Where a Jazz Band Can’t Come Marching Through
March 29, 2017
JBF Award Winner Eric Ripert
32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line
April 2017
Malika Ameen
Sweet Sugar Sultry Spice: Exotic Flavors to Wake Up Your Baking
May 10, 2017
Katie Button
June 7, 2017
Asha Gomez
My Two Souths


Upcoming 2016 events: