Alton Brown is coming to Austin. He'll be there October 18, 1-4 pm at the Whole Foods on Lamar to sign his new book, "Good Eats: The Early Years." The book should be available at most retailers today. In order to get the book signed by Brown, it must be purchased from the BookPeople in Austin, who will have it available at the Whole Foods.
Celebrity chef, Food Network regular, and food academic Rick Bayless is coming to Houston, this Wednesday, September 30. Because it's mid-week I won't be able to attend, but that doesn't mean none of you can't go. :-) He'll be at the Macy's in Memorial City Mall on Gessner at 6 pm for a "Mexican Fiesta." His Mexican food is the stuff of legend so I suggest you all go, if you've got the time and money. Tickets are $10 and available at that Macy's. The event is to raise money for the Houston Food Bank.
And, if you have a budget much larger than mine, Julie Powell, author of the book Julie and Julia, will be the featured author at this year's Book & Author annual gala. The event occurs on Sunday, November 1, 5 pm - 9 pm at the Houston Hilton Americas. The "cheap seats" are $250, putting this way out of my price range. However the money raised by the event goes to the Houston Public Library Foundation. By the way, Powell has a new book coming out soon titled, "Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession." Sounds fun.
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