Saturday, May 11 at 4PM
As food communities around the world reinvented themselves through social media, some of the savviest online taste buds of Austin banded together in 2010 to form the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. Through their blogs—and now their first-ever cookbook—these culinary enthusiasts share images of favorite dishes, stories of life in Texas and, of course, recipes. From Persian stew to Czech kolaches, Greek phyllo wraps and good old Texas sheet cake, each dish illustrates the diversity of the city and tempts even the most discerning of palates. Join Austin American-Statesman Food Critic Addie Broyles tonight at BookPeople when we delve into these enticing dishes and the bloggers behind them.
ADDIE BROYLES is a writer based in Austin, Texas. As the food writer for the Austin American-Statesman, she writes about everything from farmers and up-and-coming chefs to food trends in Austin and beyond in a weekly column and blog called Relish Austin. She also writes about women and food at TheFeministKitchen.com and is the advisory council chair of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. In 2011, Addie was named by Tribeza magazine as one of the top 10 Austinites to watch and was voted the top food writer in the city by the Austin Chronicle. She recently won the National Headliner Award for special or feature column on one subject by an individual, and her freelance work has appeared in Dwell.
NATANYA ANDERSON is the director of social media at Whole Foods Market and the past president of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. She has been working with new media for over a decade with a focus on both strategy and execution, helping organizations change the way they engage and communicate with customers. She blogs about cooking and entertaining at Fete and Feast (feteandfeast.com) and being an epicurean in Austin at the Austin Food Lovers’ Companion (austinfoodlovers.com).
MEGAN MYERS grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Austin after graduating from college. She blogs about cooking from scratch, using local ingredients and teaching her son about good food on her blog Stetted (stetted.com). Megan helped edit the Austin Food Blogger Alliance Cookbook.
CHRIS PEREZ developed a fascination with the arts as a child, creating comic books with friends and experimenting with oil paints.In high school, he turned his focus to math and science, which has led to a career in engineering at a major tech company in Austin. But his blog, MetropoChris(metropochris.com), has given him the chance to bring that creative side front and center again. He is also a writer and photographer for Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, which are flourishing lifestyle websites. You'll find Chris's photos throughout the AFBA Cookbook.
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