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Bay Area Food Stars Come Out for Litquake’s Eat, Drink, and Be Literary

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On left: Chef Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water (Alanna Hale); Chef Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn (Stephanie Hua) on right
 
Thomas McNaughton of Flour + Water, Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery, Paolo Lucchesi, Food Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle join Connie Green, author of The Wild Table, James Beard-award winning writer and blogger Carolyn Jung, Lucky Peach editor Chris Ying, Tartine's Elizabeth Prueitt, Joyce Goldstein of Square One and Chez Panisse Cafe fame and a slew of others for an entire day of food, wine, beer, and chocolate plus talks/panels on food, food books, the history of moonshine, cookbook writing, foraging, sustainability and more
 
Sunday, October 11 at Z Space in the Mission; 11am – $30 early bird; $35 advance; $40 at the door; Litquake runs October 9 -17 in various venues around San Francisco and the Bay Area
 
 
 
August 27 2015 San Francisco – Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, puts food and writing front and center with Eat, Drink, and Be Literary, an event that brings fans of food and the written word together for an entire day of food, wine, beer and chocolate. Not to mention talks/panels on food, food books, the history of moonshine, cookbook writing, foraging, sustainability and much more.
 
Bay Area food stars such as Thomas McNaughton, Dominique Crenn, Sue Conley, Kirk Lombard, Anthony Myint, Cal Peternell, and others join a roster of eclectic and notable appearances over the nine days of Litquake 2015 that includes: Litquake has featured many James Beard award-winning chefs and food writers in its literary festival over the years.  This year it is inaugurating a multi-course literary feast of panel discussions, educational booths, and food and drink tastings.
 
“The Bay Area is home to many of the most influential chefs and entrepreneurs in the culinary universe,” said event producer Nina Lesowitz. “This event will appeal to anyone who wants to meet the chefs and producers behind the region’s most acclaimed restaurants, bakeries, and artisanal products. Foodies can taste locally made products, sample wine, gin, beer, and moonshine, and learn what it takes to launch a food blog, write a cookbook, develop and sell a product, and much more.”

Participants at Eat, Drink, and Be Literary are:    
Tastings, education, and vendors include:
 
Broadside Winery; American Born Moonshine Craft Whiskey; Anchor Brewing Company; Guittard Chocolate Company; Jade Chocolates; Good Eggs; #209 Distillery; Donbugito Prehispanic Snacks; Angry Orchard Cider; ShareTable; Sosu Sauces; S&S; Nona Lim; St George's Distillery, Gordon Edgar (Cheese buyer for San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery Cooperative since 1994 and the author of the newly released, Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese); Eli Brown, author of Cinnamon and Gunpowder (called by NPR Book Review "Food porn and a swashbuckling adventure..."); Sheridan Warrick, author of The Way to Make Wine (UC Press).
 
Sponsors for Eat, Drink, and Be Literary include: 7x7, Tablehopper and GFF Magazine

Hig Res Litquake images can be found HERE and include both festival participants as well as those for Eat, Drink, and Be Literary
 
What: Litquake Presents Eat, Drink, and Be Literary
When: Sunday, October 11 from 11am to 5:30pm
Where: Z Space, 450 Florida Street, SF
Cost: $30 early bird / $35 advance /$40 at the door
Tickets: On sale September 1 at www.litquake.org
 
About Litquake
Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented more than 6,300 author appearances for an audience of over 132,000 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco's thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city's music, film, and cultural festivals.  2015 Dates: 10/9-17. www.litquake.org
 
Litquake is made possible in part due to the support of the following sponsors: The Miner Anderson Family Foundation, Margaret & Will R. Hearst III Gift Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Endowment for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, craigconnects.org, Fleishhhacker Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, California Institute of Integral Studies, Chronicle Books, HarperOne, Zoetic Press, SF Travel, U.C. Berkeley Extension, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Media Sponsors & Partners: 7x7 magazine, Fora.TV, KQED, KALW 91.7, Johnny Funcheap, BARtab

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