Crazy for Cookbooks! Panel discussion

Come to a panel discussion with area food writers, chefs and publishers who will reveal their personal cookbook favorites, past and present, what makes a good cookbook, and their top holiday gift picks. We’ll also discuss the future of cookbooks, whether print or electronic. Panelists include: Faith Bahadurian, Packet Group food columnist and NJ Spice blogger; Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton, co-founders/creators of “Canal House Cooking” and the daily blog, “Canal House Cooks Lunch”; Alex Levine, Chef at Princeton’s Whole Earth Center and bibliophile; and Pat Tanner, longtime NJ food writer, restaurant critic, and blogger. Moderated by Rachel Weston, culinary educator and and author of New Jersey Fresh: Four seasons from Farm to Table. Discussion will include time for Q&A, followed by book sales/signing (Canal House & Weston) and a snapshot photo booth- bring your favorite cookbook to show off, photos will be displayed online at the Princeton Library website.

Location: Princeton Library, community room, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ

Cost: Free