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Book Launch: Food Whore by Jessica Tom in conversation with Leiti Hsu

Nov 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free
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Food Whore has all the ingredients of a tasty read: with restaurants modeled after real-life New York City hot-spots and steamy scenes in and out of the kitchen, Food Whore appeals to anyone who’s ever had a dream and the appetite to get there.  Samples from famed Fitzcarraldo restaurant will be served!

About Food Whore:

Food Whore has all the ingredients of a tasty read: an amazing design (Jess is a former creative director who spearheaded her own cover) and an even better story full of food, fashion, and some (very big) fibs—all set in the Big Apple.

This is a sophisticated, food-focused pageturner — inspired by the author’s own colorful experience in the restaurant industry, including her undergrad role as the lead reviewer for the Yale Daily News Magazine. In Jess’s book, New York Times restaurant critic Michael Saltz loses his sense of taste, and burgeoning food writer Tia Monroe is offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to serve as his palate, ghostwriting his reviews in exchange for lavish meals and a boundless cache of designer clothing. What could possibly go wrong?!

Within weeks, Tia’s world transforms into one of glamour and luxury: four-star dinners, sexy celebrity chefs, and an unlimited expense account at Bergdorf Goodman. Tia loves every minute of it…until she sees her words in print and Michael Saltz taking all the credit. As the veneer of extravagance wears thin and her secret identity begins to crumble, Tia is faced with what it means to truly succeed.

If you’ve ever found yourself craving dishes like buttermilk parmesan flan and beef meatballs with deep-fried cilantro chips or yearning for designer looks straight out of Vogue —then this is the book for you.

With restaurants modeled after real-life New York City hot-spots, steamy scenes in and out of the kitchen, and a generous serving of serious retail therapy, Food Whore appeals to anyone who’s ever had a dream and the appetite to get there. It’s the embodiment of that quintessential New York City question: how far are you willing to go to get the life you crave?

Details

Date:
Nov 2, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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