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, February 1
Noon–1:00 P.M.

JBF Award Winners Ti Adelaide Martin and Lally Brennan
Miss Ella of Commander's Palace

At its heart Commander’s Palace, the New Orleans restaurant legend that showcased the talents of Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse, and Tory McPhail, is a family business. And at the top of that family tree is Ella Brennan, the mighty matriarch who shepherded her clan through the highs and lows of decades in the NOLA restaurant scene. In her new autobiography, Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace, the brash and bold Brennan details her journey from her early childhood in the Great Depression to her role as head of a world-renowned restaurant empire.


Upcoming 2017 Beard on Books Readings:

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


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