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, September 14
Noon–1:00 P.M.

Toni Tipton-Martin
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

Toni Tipton-Martin snagged a 2016 James Beard Award for The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, her masterful exploration of the contributions of African-American women to our nation's culinary landscape. Pages after pages of reproduced archival materials and recipes upend the historical stereotype of black women in the kitchen as illiterate "Aunt Jemimas," proving how instrumental these oft-ignored chefs were to our dinners and diets.

Upcoming Beard on Books readings:

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

Thursday, October 20
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: