What's Cooking Stage

What's Cooking @ ALA Demonstration Stage features live cooking demonstrations and education on foods of all variety, sure to rouse your taste buds. Chefs, restaurant owners and food personalities will be there preparing the hottest recipes, sharing their cooking secrets and autographing their latest books.

Time Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016
11:30am-12:20pm Joanne Chang-Baking with Less Sugar Amanda Feifer-Ferment Your Vegetables
1:30pm-2:20pm Nancy Harmon Jenkins & Sara Jenkins-The Four Seasons of Pasta Amy Chaplin-At Home In the Whole Food Kitchen
2:30pm-3:20pm Leslie Feinberg & Brooke Siem-Prohibition Bakery  
3:30pm-4:20pm Beatrice Peltre-My French Family Table  



Joanne Chang-Baking With Less Sugar

An honors graduate of Harvard College Joanne left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking. She started as garde-manger cook at Boston's renowned Biba restaurant, and in 1995 was hired as Pastry Chef at Rialto restaurant in Cambridge. In 2000, she opened Flour, a bakery and café, in Boston's South End. Flour has been featured in Gourmet, Food&Wine, Bon Appetit, and Boston Magazine and has received numerous Best of Boston awards. She is the author of three cookbooks, Baking with Less Sugar: Recipes for Desserts Using Natural Sweeteners and Little-to-No White Sugar, is her latest.

Sponsored by Chronicle Books


Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Sara Jenkins-The Four Seasons of Pasta

Nancy Jenkins has been a nationally recognized food authority since the 1980s and has written for the New York Times food section, Food & Wine, and many other publications. She is the author of New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook and is an acknowledged expert on Mediterranean food, in which pasta figures greatly.

Sara Jenkins is the highly accomplished chef and owner of Porsena Restaurant in New York’s East Village. Billed as a “pasta restaurant,” Porsena has been met with excellent reviews and much enthusiasm. Sara has been featured in Bon Appétit and on NPR and contributes regularly to the Atlantic’s food blog.

Sponsored by Penguin


Leslie Feinberg and Brooke Siem-Prohibition Bakery

Former bartender and editor Leslie, along with classically trained chef Brooke, created New York City's first alcoholic cupcake company, Prohibition Bakery, in 2011. Since then, the Lower East Side cupcakery has garnered acclaim from Food & Wine, The Today Show, Huffington Post, and Newsweek among others.

Sponsored by Sterling Publishing


Beatrice Peltre-My French Family Table: Recipes for a Life Filled with Food, Love, and Joie de Vivre

Beatrice is a freelance food writer, stylist, and photographer whose work has appeared in such places as the Martha Stewart Show, Saveur, Food & Wine and the Boston Globe. She is the author of the award-winning gluten-free cookbook, La Tartine Gourmande, and will be presenting her forthcoming book My French Family Table to us today.

Sponsored by Roost Books


Amanda Feifer-Ferment Your Vegetables: A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Making Your Own Pickles, Kimchi, Kraut, and More

Ferment Your Vegetables guides readers on how to naturally ferment vegetables using simple methods and equipment. In just a few simple steps, you can make batches (however large or small you like) of pickled carrots, minty radishes, zingy krauts, and more.

Sponsored by Quarto Publishing Group, Fair Winds Press


Amy Chaplin-At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well

Amy is a private chef working in New York, and a regular contributor to the Food Network's "HealthyEats" blog. Her and her work have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, SELF, and Natural Health magazine. The recipient of a 2015 James Beard Award and the IACP Cookbook Award, At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen is her debut book.

Sponsored by Roost Books