The Readable Feast Cookbook Festival and Awards

Mark your calendars for the The Readable Feast at the Boston Public Market!

The First Annual New England Cookbook Festival and Awards

Friday June 17th 6-9 pm: Cookbook Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Party

A committee of established cookbook experts will give awards in six categories. See the full list of entered cookbooks. Submissions are still being accepted.

People Choice Cookbook of the Year Award will be given based on online voting by the public. Voting begins soon!

Food to be prepared by acclaimed Boston chefs, Barbara Lynch, Andy Husbands, Daniel Bruce and Jasper White. Beverages from local distillers, craft brewers and winemakers. Tickets are $50 and will be available to the public.

Saturday June 18th 10-5pm: Readable Feast Cookbook Festival12744307_1513642955611019_2251056133631788961_n

Great line up of cooking demonstrations and seminars that pair cookbook authors with industry experts throughout the day.

The Boston Cookbook Sale and Signing Lounge will feature many great cookbook titles for purchase as well as signings and Q&As with notable authors.

Admission is free on the day of the event with the proof of purchase from 3 market vendors (as space is available) or guests can register in advance to reserve a space for $5 per event or $30 for an all-day pass.

Visit our website for tickets, voting and programming information. More details are coming soon.

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DEC 18 | 12PM Combat Ready Kitchen: Unpack a bag of groceries with LTAF and CSPAN BookTV

Energy bars, Cheetos, juice pouches, supermarket bread — Americans eat more processed foods than anyone else in the world. We also  spend more on  military research. These  two seemingly unrelated facts are inextricably linked. What is the effect of such a diet, eaten as it is by soldiers, and most consumers, day in, day out, year after year? We really don’t know. 

Join us for an eye-opening conversation and unpack a bag of groceries with food writer Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat examining the long relationship between the processed food industry and the military and their combined influence on the American diet. This session will be filmed and broadcast at a later date by CSPAN2 Book TV.

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Do diets ever really work? Bring your lunch and your questions FRIDAY DEC 4 | 12PM

A peek at recent statistics shows that something is terribly wrong. In our efforts to shed pounds, Americans spend over $65 billion annually on everything from weight-loss programs and diet products to gym memberships. And yet, according to the CDC, 69.2 % of Americans over age 20 are overweight or obese.

What does a top Harvard nutritionist think about the current roster of popular diets? Is any, one diet more successful than the others? What does work for weight loss? What works best for health?


With Kathy McManus, Director of the Department of Nutrition and the Nutrition and Behavior Modification Programs for the Program for Weight Management at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As co-Investigator on an NIH-funded obesity study, POUNDS LOST (Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies), recent study data suggests that weight loss isn’t about juggling fat, protein and carbohydrates as some commercial diets say; it’s about eating small portion sizes and cutting calories.

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Ever wonder what it takes to be a restaurant critic?

Learn the inside scoop on eating like it’s your job
this Friday at the Kitchen at the Boston Public Market!

Grab some lunch from a market vendor or brown bag it. Join us for a lively Q &A about how to dine with a review in mind, write a fair and honest piece and how to read a review with an open mind. After all, it is just an opinion.

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Friday nov 20
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Eat Boutique’s Maggie Battista @ this week’s Brown Bag Lunch

Join us at noon in the kitchen for a conversation about food gifting in general, how Maggie started Eat Boutique nearly 10 years ago working to bring small makers to the forefront , and how her experiences inspired her to write a cookbook! She’ll talk about the contents of her Food Gift Love pantry — the very basics needed to make sure you gift food regularly and so that nothing is ever wasted!

Grab some lunch at the Boston Public Market or brown bag it! After the talk Maggie will be available to sign her book. Books will be available for purchase thanks to Harvard Bookstore.

Registration is preferred but not required:


Friday nov 13
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