Beard on Books
Wed, October 28, 2015
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Could the local food be the secret to the Ikarian people’s fabled longevity? In her latest book, Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die, acclaimed cookbook writer and Greek cuisine specialist Diane Kochilas investigates just that. A combination travelogue, photo journal, and cookbook, this tome reveals the intimate stories and traditional recipes of Ikaria, and takes readers on a journey to an island that celebrates life through the joy of the kitchen and the plate.
Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.
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. Refreshments will be provided by Sarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.