From Book to Plate: Food Talk with Jonathan Bardzik and Friends

Join Jonathan Bardzik and other cookbook and culinary authors for an afternoon of “food talk” and cooking demonstrations.

“With each book there was a guiding idea – simple, summer entertaining or fresh, seasonal cooking – and the stories and recipes grew from it… there are times when good stories suggest recipes and other times when a story follows a favorite recipe or ingredient.”  Jonathan Bardzik

More cookbook authors and presenters coming soon!

The Food to Plate program tent is located on Howard Avenue near Armory Avenue

Jonathan Bardzik

Jonathan Bardzik is a professional storyteller, cook and author based in Washington, DC. Self-trained with more than 20 years in his home kitchen, Jonathan is inspired by the seasonal, local ingredients he grew up with and finds today at the farm market. His culinary passion is to explore those farm and garden-fresh flavors, create food for friends and family, and share his adventures to help others find joy in their own home kitchen. Jonathan is the author of two cookbooks – “Simple Summer” and “Seasons to Taste”.

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Photo: Todd Franson

Special Guest Cook – Eva Olivares

What’s cooking in Catalonia?

See her website and cooking videos here!

As her alter-ego Evacuinera, Eva Olivares is passionate about cooking and discovering new recipes. Since 2012 she has written a blog dedicated to easy recipes that anyone can make. On her youtube channel, Evacuinera, she demonstrates her recipes, gives tips, and reviews products, all with her natural humor. On her youtube show she has cooked with some of the greatest chefs in Barcelona, including Fran Agudo, from the restaurant Tickets, and Joan Roca of the Celler de Can Roca, named the second best restaurant in the world.

Pat Tanumihardja

Born in Indonesia and raised in Singapore, Patricia Tanumihardja writes about food, travel and lifestyle through a multicultural lens and especially enjoys covering topics that converge on food, history and culture. More info on Pat coming soon!