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First time at Midwinter Meeting the cookbook stage will be heating up the exhibit floor!

Enjoy fantastic displays of the latest cookbooks, live demonstrations of top recipes, followed by book signings with the Chefs.

Saturday, January 25

Scott Wiener What's Cooking Stage10:30-11:30am - Scott Wiener
Featuring "Viva La Pizza"

SCOTT WIENER’s writing appears online at Serious Eats and on his blog, Scott’s Pizza Journal. His award-winning column, “Man on the Street,” appears monthly in Pizza Today Magazine. He is the founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours, which guides tourists and New Yorkers though the history, science, and culture of New York City pizza. The tours have been featured on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, Lonely Planet, and a host of other outlets. Wiener holds a Guinness Book World Record for the largest archive of unique pizza boxes.

Sponsored By: MHP Books

Allison Robicelli - What's Cooking Stage1:00-2:00pm - Allison Robicelli
Featuring "A Love Story with Cupcakes"

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Allison and Matt Robicelli co-own the acclaimed wholesale bakery Robicelli’s.  A former caterer, line cook and pastry chef, Allison is also a humorist whose writing has appeared on Nona Brookyn, Eater, Brokelyn, and Medium, as well as on the official Robicellis.com blog. They both still reside in the neighborhood where they grew up.

Sponsored By: Penguin Books


Maria Del Mar Sacasa -What's Cooking Stage3:00-4:00pm - Maria Del Mar Sacasa
Featuring "Winter Cocktails"
A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, María del Mar Sacasa has worked for Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, and Cook's Country; her clients include Au Bon Pain, Bailey's, Bon Appétit, Keurig, KitchenAid, Macy's, McDonald's, and Woman's Day. She writes for Serious Eats, and blogs at High Heels & Frijoles.
Sponsored By: Random House

Sunday, January 26

Paula Shoyer What's Cooking Stage10:30-11:30am - Paula Shoyer
 Featuring "The Holiday Kosher Baker"

Paula Shoyer is the author of The Kosher Baker: 160 Dairy-Free Desserts from Traditional to Trendy (Brandeis 2010). The Kosher Baker has been featured in newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs and on radio and TV all over the United States. Paula is a pastry chef who owns and operates the Paula’s Parisian Pastries Cooking School out of Chevy Chase, Maryland. She received her pastry diploma from the Ritz Escoffier Ecole de Gastronomie Francaise in Paris, France in 1996. She teaches scheduled and custom-designed classes in French pastry and Jewish cooking in the Washington, D.C. area, and all around the country. Paula believes that everyone deserves a delicious dessert no matter what special diet they are on. She develops dessert recipes that are dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.

Sponsored By: Sterling Publishing

Tenaya Darlington

1:00-2:00pm - Tenaya Darlington & Marisa McClellan
Featuring "House of Cheese" by Tenaya and "Preserving by the Pint" by Marisa 

Tenaya Darlington is a blogger, novelist, professor of writing and journalist who runs the blog Madame Fromage. She starting freelancing at Di Bruno bothers and her collaboration with them led to the book.


Marisa McClellanMarisa McClellan is a former writer and editor for Slashfood, and has a master's degree in writing from St. Joseph's University. These days, she writes about canning, pickling, and preserving at Food in Jars(three times nominated by Saveur magazine for a Best Food Blog award).

Sponsored By: Running Press Authors


John Schlimm What's Cooking Stage3:00-4:00pm - John Schlimm
Featuring "The Cheesy Vegan"

John Schlimm is an award-winning author of several cookbooks, including The Cheesy Vegan, and lives in Pennsylvania. John will be hosting a Cheesy Vegan and Straub Beer pairing with samples from his new cookbook.  

The Cheesy Vegan includes more than 125 recipes for every cheesy craving from breakfast to lunch to a hearty dinner with family and friends.
Sponsored By: Da Capo Lifelong Books


Be sure to add the What's Cooking Stage to your scheduler!!