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Roger Smith Cookbook Conference 2012
Cookbook Conference Hosted February 9-11, 2012, by
the Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Avenue in New York City
What are cookbooks? Why have they been so influential? Will there be any cookbooks in
2020? These are some questions that will be considered at this first-ever cookbook conference.
This three-day event will be an eclectic gathering of those who publish, write, edit, agent,
research, or simply buy and use cookbooks. The objective is to share their very different
Thirty panels and three workshops incorporate over 80 cookbook writers, bloggers, agents,
editors and publishers. Included are: Molly O'Neill, Darra Goldstein, Melissa Clark, Judith
Jones, Anne Mendelson, Betty Fussell, Jessica Harris, Paul Friedman, Madhur Jaffrey, Laura
Shapiro, Barbara Fairchild, Barbara Ketcham Wheaton, Joan Nathan, Ken Albala.
The core program offered Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11, will follow two
tracks: I) Cookbooks Past and Present: Looking Beneath the Sauce-Splattered Page, and
II) Cookbook 2020: The Future of the Cookbook. Built into the schedule are numerous
opportunities to network with well-known personalities in the world of cookbook
publishing and with peers. Receptions as well as lunches and breaks will highlight hand-
crafted and local foods. An onsite bookshop operated by Kitchen Arts & Letters will feature
books by authors participating in the conference.
Thursday, February 9, features three workshops: Introduction to Cookbook Publishing;
Reading Cookbooks: a Structured Approach and Structured Dialogue; and A Cookbook for
the Year 2020: An Experimental Case Study.
Registration is $299 for the complete full-day program on both Friday and Saturday and
includes daily lunch and dinner receptions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The
Thursday workshops are an additional $75 each and are scheduled from 1:00 to 5:00pm.
For complete details about the speakers, program, schedule, venue and registration, visit
http://cookbookconf.com or call the Roger Smith Hotel at 212-583-3195.
High visibility sponsorship opportunities exist throughout the conference.