And the winners are….

12744307_1513642955611019_2251056133631788961_nWe are very thankful for everyone who participated in the Readable Feast last weekend. It was a packed couple days of books, food, demos chefs, recipes and the buzz of the public market. We can’t wait to do it again next year.



Our judges devoured 34 cookbooks cover to cover and voted on for their favorites. Congratulations to everyone! Keep writing and trying new recipes.

The winners are…..

Cookbook of the Year

Winner — The Food Lab — J. Kenji López-Alt —  W. W. Norton & Company
Honorable Mention — Two If By Sea — Barton Seaver — Sterling Epicure
Honorable Mention — New England Open House Cookbook — Sarah Leah Chase –Workman

Single Subject

Winner — Two If By Sea — Barton Seaver — Sterling Epicure
Honorable Mention — Simply Ancient Grains– Maria Speck — Ten Speed Press

Food Writing
Winner — Pig Tales — Barry Estabrook — W. W. Norton & Company
Honorable Mention — Voracious — Cara Nicoletti — Little, Brown and Company

Aesthetic Achievement
Winner — Food Gift Love — Maggie Battista — Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Honorable Mention — Two If By Sea — Barton Seaver — Sterling Epicure

Socially Conscious
Winner — Pig Tales — Barry Estabrook — W. W. Norton and Company
Honorable Mention — Two If By Sea — Barton Seaver — Sterling Epicure
Honorable Mention — The Food Activist Handbook — Ali Berlow — Storey Publishing

Wine, Beer and Spirits
Winner — American Wine: A Coming of Age Story — Tom Acitelli — Chicago Review Press

Reader’s Choice

Winner — Icy, Creamy, Healthy, Sweet — Christine Chitnis — Shambhala Publications & Roost Books


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Readable Feast in The Boston Globe

We are incredibly thankful for this article in today’s Globe and even more excited about the weekend to come. We do hope you’ll join us at the Boston Public Market for the Readable Feast. June 17-18. All details can be found at

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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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Save The Date For The 2016 Festival

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April 6th Stepping Up To The Plate–Free School Lunch Discussion and Demos at Boston Public Market

Can schools make lunches better and stay on budget? Join some of the biggest names in cooking and childhood nutrition for an evening of cooking demonstrations, discussions and presentations–all in support of improving school lunches.

April 6th 6-8 pm at Boston Public Market.

Sign up for this free event at


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Call For Your Ideas! 2016 Festival Planning Is Underway

The 5th Annual Let’s Talk About Food Festival is scheduled for October 1, 2016. We are working on putting together another great festival and we want to hear from you!

Please share your ideas for topics, concepts, experts, producers, and whatever has your attention right now as it relates to the future of food. 

We are all in this discussion together, so let’s keep talking!

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Let’s Talk About Food ON FILM DEC 3 | 6PM

Sanjay-HeadShot1Join Let’s Talk about Food on Thursday 12/3 at 6pm for an evening screening of the documentary ‘Food Chains’. Filmmaker Sanjay Rawal is on hand for a discussion  about the workers who plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, and how the film inspired greater organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.

Check out the Food Chains website and watch the trailer.

Thursday dec 3
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Let’s Talk About Cheese 10/17


Taste hundreds of cheeses from all over the world plus you’ll also get to enjoy beer, wine, and cider as well as crackers, jams, charcuterie, and more while mingling with cheese mongers and makers. Check out the list attached and prepare to be blown away! Let’sTalkAboutCheese handout round 2-2

Sessions at the event will be ninety minutes throughout the day.
Start times are 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Want to learn even more about your favorite cheeses? Attend one of the day’s classes. Led by experts, the classes cover a range of cheese-focused topics, like “Pairing Wine and Cheese,” “Cheese 101,” “Getting to Know Gruyere,” and more. Classes will fill up quick. To grab your tickets before they’re gone, click here

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