The 7th Annual Kerrytown BookFest will be held in and around the Farmers’ Market in Ann Arbor on Sunday, September 13, 2009. The theme of this year’s Fest is Culinary History and Culinary Michigan. Clements Curator of American Culinary History Jan Longone will be honored with the KBF’s Community Book Award. The Award will be presented by Ari Weinzweig, Honorary Chair of the 2009 Fest and co-founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses.
Following the Award presentation Jan will moderate a panel on Local Foods in the World and Global Foods in Michigan. Panel members are Ari Weinzweig and Jane and Michael Stern, authors of the the “Roadfood Column” in Gourmet Magazine and on NPR. All serve on the Honorary Committee for the Longone Center for American Culinary Research.
Many other events relating to culinary matters will be available at the Fest, including an Edible Book Contest and the presentation of Awards for the second annual Book Cover Contest winners. This year’s book was a facsimile of the first American cookbook: American Cookery by Amelia Simmons, 1796.
For details and further information, visit the official Kerrytown BookFest website.