What's Cooking Stage

What's Cooking Stage

The What's Cooking Demo Stage is located on the exhibit floor. Live cooking demonstrations and education on food's of all variety will rouse your tastebuds at the 2015 Annual Conference.


Time  Saturday, June 27
Sunday, June 28
Monday, June 29
10:30-11:30am Leanne Brown Robin Newman (10:00-11:00am) Karen MacNeil
11:30-12:30pm Diane Mott Davidson Jennifer Tyler Lee
12:30-1:30pm Katie Webster Deanna Cook  
1:30-2:30pm Tanya Holland Telmo Faria
2:30-3:30pm Julie Morris Bryant Terry
3:30-4:30pm Leah Brooks    







Leanne Brown: Good & Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day

Leanne wrote Good & Cheap as the capstone for her master's in food studies from NYU. The premise is simple: cooking nutritious meals on the tight budget of $4 a day, which is roughly how much the people in SNAP, the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are allocated each day in food stamps.

Sponsored by Workman Publishing Company

Diane Mott Davidson: Goldy Schulz-Goldy's Kitchen Cookbook

Diane Mott Davidson is the author of seventeen bestselling mysteries featuring caterer/sleuth Goldy Schulz. Each Goldy novel includes recipes for scrumptious dishes from the adored character’s kitchen. Now Davidson has collected these treasured recipes and some brand-new dishes in one volume for the first time.

GOLDY’S KITCHEN COOKBOOK is packed with more than 160 mouthwatering recipes and charming anecdotes about her writing and cooking life.

Full of irresistible food, this is a must-have book for Davidson fans, food lovers, and cooks everywhere.

Sponsored by HarperCollins

Katie Webster: Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is much more than a perfect topping for pancakes- it's a simple and seasonal way to add welcome sweetness to every meal. From fast and nutritious entrees like Maple Tahini Chicken and Broccoli to more sophisticated fare like Maple Cider Brined Pork, these easy recipes will change your relationship with this familiar flavor. And since maple syrup is paleo and vegan friendly (and naturally gluten free), almost anyone can enjoy such treats as Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie, and Maple Pear Ginger Sorbet. Serve up the sweet taste of maple whenever you want it, with 100 no-fail recipes, plus tips on storage, substitution, and DIY syrupmaking. Get the most out of your maple!

Sponsored by Quirk Books

Tanya Holland: Brown Sugar

Chef, owner, urban pioneer, and restaurateur of Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya is the sweetness you need. She was formally trained at La Varenne and is a former Food Network personality. Her first cookbook, New Soul Cooking, was published in '03 and this is an excellent addition to her profile.

Sponsored by Chronicle Books

Julie Morris: Superfood Snacks

Los Angeles based, this natural foods chef, on-camera personality, and bestselling cookbook author is an internationally known pioneer in cooking with superfoods. Her previous books include the Superfood Kitchen, Superfood Smoothies, and Superfood Juices. She creates beneficial, beautiful foods that feel as good as they taste and will share her recipes and tips with you in her Saturday session.

Sponsored by Sterling Publishing

Leah Brooks: Baking with Kids

Founder of the Young Urban Modern Chefs (Y.U.M. Chefs) they hold classes, summer camps, and birthday parties for hundreds of children a year in its kitchen/classroom in the Mission District of San Francisco. Sharing her passion for local, fresh food, Y.U.M. changes the way kids see food emphasizing seasonality and providing a well-used classroom garden. Be sure to stop by her session to learn more about her new book and exceptional culinary program.

Sponsored by Quartos Publishing Group

Robin Newman: Wilcox & Griswold: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake

Raised in New York and Paris, Robin is a practicing attorney and legal editor, but she prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. She lives in New York with husband, son, goldfish, and English cocker spaniel.

Sponsored by Creston Books

Jennifer Tyler Lee: The 52 New Foods Challenge

Noted as "a family cooking adventure for each week of the year" Lee's book will bring over 100 options you and your family will fall in love with. Lee is the creator of the award-winning fame Crunch a Color™ and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Sponsored by Penguin Random House

Deanna Cook: Cooking Class 57: Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

She has written dozens of books for kids, including the award-winning Kids' Multicultural Cookbook. She was the creative development director at FamilyFun and has been an editor at Scholastic and Disney. She's appeared on national television sharing crafts and recipes for kids and is currently content director at Kidstir.com. Visit her at DeannaFCook.com

Sponsored by Workman Publishing Company

Chef Telmo Faria:Tacolicious

The son of Portuguese immigrants, Telmo spent the early part of his childhood on the island of Faial in the Azores, Portgual, where his father operated two restaurants. He then moved to San Jose, CA, where he grew up in a Latino neighborhood eating well. Telmo has been the executive chef at La Salette in Sonoma, as well as Tropisueño in San Francisco.

Sponsored by Penguin Random House

Bryant Terry: Afro Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

As a national leader in the movement to promote healthy eating, he is the author of The Inspired Vegan and the critically acclaimed Vegan South Kitchen. He is 'ingenious' and proves his abilities featured in the New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine, O: The Oprah Magazine and appearances on television with Martha Stewart, Emeril Green and more. Join the multi-talented chef for his rich, fresh flavors and be sure to visit him at www.bryant-terry.com.

Sponsored by Penguin Random House

Karen MacNeil: Wine Bible

Called by Time Magazine "America's missionary of the vine", Karen is an American wine educator, consultant, and author, who has won every major wine award given in the English language. She is the creator and chairman of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Her articles on wine and food have been published in more than 50 magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, U.S.A. Today, and Town & Country. She was the wine correspondent for the Today Show and host of the Emmy-award winning PBS series, Wine, Food & Friends with Karen MacNeil.

Sponsored by Workman Publishing Company