• Yotam Ottolenghi owns an eponymous group of four restaurants, plus the high-end restaurant, Nopi, in London. His previous cookbooks—Plenty, Jerusalem, and Ottolenghi—have all been on the New York Times bestseller list. He writes for The Guardian, and appears on BBC.

    October 23 — Chef Yotam Ottolenghi October 23 — Chef Yotam Ottolenghi
     

    An Evening with Chef Yotam Ottolenghi
    in conversation with Russ Parsons

     

    Plenty More:
    Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi

     

    Thursday, October 23, 2014

     



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  • Samuelsson, the youngest chef ever to receive two three-star ratings from The New York Times -- is owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem and former Executive Chef and co-owner of New York's Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Cafe at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. He starred on Discovery Home Channel's "Inner Chef," is winner of "Top Chef Masters" and is a five-time James Beard Award recipient.
    October 28 — Chef Marcus Samuelsson October 28 — Chef Marcus Samuelsson
     

    An Evening with Chef Marcus Samuelsson

     

    Marcus Off Duty:
    The Recipes I Cook at Home

     

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8pm
    Beverly Hills, CA



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  • Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including "A Thousand Acres," which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as four works of nonfiction. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature in 2006.

     

    An Evening with Jane Smiley

     

    discussing the writing life and her novel, 
    Some Luck

     

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 8pm
    Santa Monica, CA



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  • Martin Short interviewed by Steve Martin! He tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood’s favorite funny men.

    November 9 — Martin Short in conversation with Steve Martin November 9 — Martin Short in conversation with Steve Martin
     

    Martin Short
    in conversation with Steve Martin



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