LitQuake Bringing Some Literary Food Action to the Table

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San Francisco’s fab annual literary festival, ~LITQUAKE~, is bringin’ it with some rocking food programming this year. The festival will take place from October 5th-13th, and you can check out full details, the schedule, and get tickets here. We’ve put together the food-focused events for you, too, so check it out. Oh, and who’s that hosting one of the Lit Crawl events? That’s right, yours truly. So come on down and get literary!

On Friday October 12th at 6pm, make your way to The Bold Italic for Novel Endings: Spicy Drinks and Artisanal Desserts. Dessert and wine experts Jake Godby and Sean Vahey, Lara Starr, Alice Medrich, and Evan Goldstein will be leading pairings of ice cream with wine and spirits, including Graham’s Six Grapes Reserve Port and Rosenblum Cellars late-harvest viognier. St. George Spirits has also crafted a special bourbon cocktail for the event, called the Spiced Apple Thief, to pair with the sweet treats. Tickets are $20, and you gotta be 21 (booze, duh). Bold Italic, 34 Page St. at Franklin.

Make your way to the Berkeley side of the bay on Saturday October 13th at 3pm for Chew on This: A Fresh Take on Our Obsession with Food. John Birdsall of CHOW.com will be moderating a panel of food thinkers and writers, including Julie Guthman, Dan Imhoff, Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic, and Barb Stuckey, in a discussion of the politics and ideas of food and taste in America. The event is free and will be held at the Marsh Arts Center at 2121 Allston Way at Fulton, Berkeley.

Also on Saturday October 13th, celebrate the closing night of the festival with the Lit Crawl in the Mission. There will be lots of literary events throughout the evening, but be sure to stop by Craftsman and Wolves for tablehopper Presents…Out of the Kitchen and on the Road: Local Chefs Share Their Travel Tales. Yours truly will be hosting four fantastic chefs and writers: Daniel Patterson (Coi), Richie Nakano (Hapa Ramen), Eddie Lau (Dux), and Samin Nosrat (formerly Eccolo, now independent) in a conversation about their international food adventures. The event will be from 6pm-7pm and is free. 746 Valencia St. at 18th St.

Everyone loves ice cream. And what could be cuter than kids writing about ice cream? Check out I Scream, You Scream, Kids Write for Ice Cream at 18 Reasons, where you can check out ice cream stories from students in the Peanut Butter & the Pen workshops. Kids are welcome, and Bi-Rite Creamery’s Anne Walker and Kris Hoogerhyde will be on hand to sign copies of Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones. The event is free and will be from 6pm-7pm at 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. at Dolores.

Then, head to Mission Cheese at 7:15pm for The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat. Food writers Gregory Dicum, Caroline M. Grant, Phyllis Grant, Chris Malcomb, and K.G. Schneider will talk about how their families eat, and how much the food you grew up with really matters (or doesn’t). The event is free and goes from 7:15pm-8:15pm. 736 Valencia at 18th St.

Event Info

Friday Oct 12, 2012 – Saturday Oct 13, 2012