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A celebration of fine food, superior drink, and the various stories behind the scenes of every aspect from farm to table—and even beyond.
A 6:15 p.m. food writing workshop with Jason Shriner of the Aubergine Chef, an online baking and pastry blog, is followed by
a 7 p.m. reading by Laura Florand, international bestselling and award-winning author of the Amour et Chocolat series, including The Chocolate Thief, The Chocolate Kiss, and more.
At 7:30 p.m., individual stations open for tastings, demonstrations, and discussions by a variety of chefs and food celebrities including: Robert Kingsbury of Kingsbury Chocolate and Confections, distributed throughout Northern Virginia and DC; Dave Lefeve of The Cock and Bowl in Occoquan, VA, making recipes included in his wife Claudia Lefeve’s novels; Belinda Miller, whose children’s fantasy novel Phillip’s Quest, Book I: Winterfrost features whimsical recipes; Miguel Pires, owner of Zandra’s Taqueria in Manassas, VA; Amy Riolo, author of an award-winning series of Mediterranean cookbooks and star of the syndicated “Culture of Cuisine” videos; Jason Shriner of the Aubergine Chef; Joe Yonan, Washington Post food and travel editor and author most recently of Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook; and representatives of Heritage Brewing Company in Manassas.
Also appearing are the recently appointed Prince William County Poet Laureates Robert Scott and Alexandra “Zan” Hailey, talking about their work and community projects.