Eat Drink Green 2014

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The Event:

This year’s Eat Drink Read Write festival is structured around the concept of a four course dinner and will serve up tantalizing offerings that appeal to a variety of tastes and audiences. The festival brings together food, culinary arts, and literature in an engaging format for the entertainment and enrichment of the entire community.

The Programs:

Appetizer Course: Human Library
Tuesday, October 6
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Central Library  
2100 Park Place

Chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, and culinary school staff will be on site at the Central Library to answer questions and provide brief mentorship sessions for attendees. This free program is modeled on the international concept known as the Human Library. The ‘books’ available for checkout will include restaurateurs Chef Ryan Champion of Hotbox at Parkside, Marco Morosini of Silvertron Café, bartender William Batson, of the United Bartenders Guild , bloggers Jessie Merlin and Scott Doty of What to Eat In Birmingham, author Emily Brown of "Birmingham Food: A Magic City Menu," Chef Eryka Perry of Not Just Catering, Chef Chris Vizzina of the Vizzina Group, and an instructor from Lawson State’s Culinary Arts program.

Main Course: Food Stories
Wednesday, October 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Library  
2100 Park Place

An evening of food stories told by people of varied backgrounds and different cultural traditions will take place at the Central Library. The stories will revolve around food memories such as making tamales with a Mexican mother, family dinners in northeast India, and a Jewish family’s love for celebrating holidays with food. Samples of foods featured in the stories will be served. Local artist and stand-up comic Christopher Davis will host the free event.

Dessert Course: Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito
Thursday, October 8
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Vulcan Park & Museum 1701 Valley View Drive

Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, co-owners of the New York City bakery , BAKED, and the authors of a series of popular cookbooks, will deliver a presentation they like to call “How Not to Build a Bakery.” Lewis and Poliafito will discuss the mistakes they have made in their journey as well as the lucky breaks that have come their way. They will also share secrets for making delectable baked goods. These semi-finalists for the 2015 James Beard Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Baker have been featured on Oprah, Martha Stewart, and the Today Show. The Birmingham Public Library’s Young Professional Board is hosting an after party including wine and dessert samples following the presentation.

There will be a $15 charge in order to attend this event and the tickets may be purchased at:

After Dinner Drinks: Bards & Brews Poetry Slam
Friday, October 9
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Central Library
2100 Park Place

The library's popular Bards & Brews spoken word poetry and craft beer tasting event will close the festival. Beer has been donated from a number of local breweries including Cahaba Brewing Company, Good People Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing Company, and Back Forty Beer Company. Voice Porter, a performance artist and experienced poetry slam emcee, will host the free evening at the Central Library. Poets will compete in a slam for cash prizes while attendees sample beer, coffee, and tea.
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