The 2019 book festival showcased unique literary talent and also took on important social and cultural topics around food. With more than 40 authors and presenters, Food for Thought was literary feast for the foodie in all of us, whether you follow the latest culinary zeitgeists, are curious about the current state of our food systems, or love to discover new poets and writers.
Headliners and featured authors included James Beard-award winning chef Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen); acclaimed writer Rick Bass (A Traveling Feast: On the Road and at Table with My Heroes); and other notable chefs and authors including Ken Albala (Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession), Stephanie Anderson (One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture), Jeff Gordinier (Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World), Adam Dickinson (Anatomic), Toni Tipton-Martin (The Jemima Code), and Octavio Quintanilla (If I Go Missing).
The 2019 festival also included more writing workshops and new activities like cooking demonstrations by local chefs and featured authors, a performance by The Story Bakers in Old Town Square, tea and food tastings with Happy Lucky’s Teahouse, a “visit” by Julia Child, and local author readings during FoCo Writers Read.
Download a copy of the 2019 festival program to see all of the Food for Thought presenters, sponsors, and venues.
The FoCo Book Fest team would like to thank all of the incredible sponsors, presenters, authors, and volunteers who helped make this event such a success.