What's Cooking ALA Demonstration Stage

Chefs, authors and restaurant owners doing live cooking demonstrations and offering education to arouse your taste buds!

Time: Saturday, June 25, 2016 Sunday, June 26, 2016
10:30am-11:20am Julia Collin Davison & Bridget Lancaster from "America's Test Kitchen" Erin Gleeson "The Forest Feast for Kids"
11:30am-12:20pm Bryan Kozlowski "Cook Me a Story" Emily Paster "Food Swap"
1:30pm-2:20pm Kim Lutz "Ancient Grains" Marlene Koch "Eat What You Love"
2:30pm-3:20pm Lucinda Scala Quinn "Mad Hungry Family"  
3:30pm-4:20pm   Cara Mangini "The Vegetable Butcher"


Penguin Random House - Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster of "America's Test Kitchen"

Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster are the new co-hosts of America's Test Kitchen, the top-rated cooking show on public television. They are original cast members and have appeared in hundreds of recipe segments since the show launched in 2001. New episodes with the duo hosting the show will start airing on public television stations across the country in January 2017. They'll be talking about the newest title from the test kitchen, Naturally Sweet -- a collection of groundbreaking recipes that provide creative techniques and thoughtful solutions for reducing the amount of sugar in all our favorite baked goods and desserts.   

Quarto-Bryan Kozlowski "Cook Me A Story: A Treasury of Kitchen-Time Tales"

Bryan Kozlowski is an alumnus of The Culinary Institute of America where he graduated valedictorian and independently studied food history and folklore.  He’s published articles on food’s role in classic literature and has written for Slate and Country Life magazine.  In Cook Me A Story: A Treasury Of Kitchen-Time Tales, Bryan combines the magic of storytelling with the fun of cooking for a truly unique mashup of cookbook and storybook. Familiar folktales are matched with inspired recipes that both children and their parents can enjoy. Throughout each recipe, well-known fairy-tale characters act out cooking instructions that are woven into each scene of the tale.

Sterling Publishing-Kim Lutz "Ancient Grains"

Kim Lutz is a Chicago-based author and founder of Kim’s Welcoming Kitchen (welcomingkitchen.com), a Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blog and Top 25 Vegetarian/Vegan Mom Blog. Her book Ancient Grains, discusses how their nutrient-rich profiles, are making a comeback on today's dinner tables—including gluten-free options, like millet, teff, and sorghum. And they make everything from fluffy biscuits to heartwarming soups better: more nutritious, filling, and delicious. Ancient Grains celebrates the whole-grain goodness of spelt, farro, einkorn, and even the humble cholesterol-lowering oat, in 75 easy, satisfying recipes.  She is a contributor to the influential websites VegNews.com and Disney's My Allergy Kingdom. She is the author of Super Seeds (Sterling).

Workman-Lucinda Scala Quinn "Mad Hungry Family"

Lucinda is the founder of Mad Hungry, the headquarters for home cooks looking for proven recipes, strategies, and inspiration. She is the author of four cookbooks, most recently Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys and Mad Hungry Cravings, and appears regularly on both morning television and QVC with her top-selling Mad Hungry kitchenware line. Lucinda is the former senior vice president and executive editorial director of food and entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the host of her own television show, Mad Hungry: Bringing Back the Family Meal, and she cohosted Everyday Food on PBS for six years.

Abrams Books-Erin Gleeson "The Forest Feast for Kids"

Photographer, artist, and mother Erin Gleeson is the New York Times bestselling cookbook author of The Forest Feast. Erin lives in an idyllic cabin in the woods near San Francisco, California, where she paints beautiful watercolors, cooks, and writes her beloved food blog, The Forest Feast. She has garnered attention from Design*Sponge, Food52, Bon Appétit, and Saveur, as well as from FamilyFun and Parents.com.

Workman-Emily Paster "Food Swap"

Part cookbook, part how-to guide, Food Swap features more than 80 recipes for artisanal items that will be coveted at food swaps and Emily will explain how you can use it to become a part of your own community. She is the co-founder of the Chicago Food Swap, which teaches canning classes in the Chicago area, and writes on food and entertaining for Chicago Parent magazine.

Whether your goal is to start your own community food swap, or just make delicious treats to share with family and friends, this is the book you need!

Perseus-Marlene Koch "Eat What You Love"

Marlene is an expert at cooking demos, and is known as a “magician in the kitchen". She makes life easier for families worldwide with her incredible tasting better-for-you recipes “that everyone can enjoy!” She's a nationally recognized nutritionist, popular TV personality and New York Times best-selling author who delivers good health with great taste!  She plans to show you how to make healthy versions of guilt-free no bake desserts.

Workman-Cara Mangini "The Vegetable Butcher"

Cara comes from a family of traditional butchers, and was one of the first official “vegetable butchers” at Eataly in New York City. She is now the owner and executive chef of Little Eater, a produce-inspired restaurant, and Little Eater Produce and Provisions, an associated local and artisanal foods boutique in Columbus, Ohio.

In her cookbook, she demystifies the entire process of picking and preparing every imaginable vegetable. During her demo she will break down various vegetables to show how possible it is to incorporate them into healthy, delicious meals.