If you love cookbooks, come see us at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

At the L.A. Times Food x Now Serving Booth

L.A.’s world-famous cookbook store Now Serving is joining with L.A. Times Food for meetups and signings with chefs and authors of recent and forthcoming cookbooks. We’ll also have L.A. Times Food merch, including a new apron from Hedley & Bennett and a new batch of our California Heat spice from Burlap & Barrel. Meet L.A. Times Food staff writers and editors too!

Saturday, April 20

Sara Kramer, left, and Sarah Hymanson outside Kramer’s Echo Park home.

(Catherine Dzilenski / For The Times)

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Ask chefs and authors Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson anything about their “vegetable-intensive” restaurant (on the L.A. Times 101) and forthcoming book “Kismet: Bright, Fresh, Vegetable-Loving Recipes.”

Karla Vasquez stands at an island in the L.A. Times test kitchen

“The SalviSoul Cookbook” author Karla Vasquez in the L.A. Times Test Kitchen.

(Katrina Frederick / For The Times)

11 a.m. to noon: Ask author Karla Tatiana Vasquez anything about Salvadoran food and her forthcoming book “The SalviSoul Cookbook: Salvadoran Recipes and the Women Who Preserve Them.”

Noon to 1 p.m.: Ask vegan recipe developer and Veggiekins website founder Remy Morimoto Park anything about her book “Sesame, Soy, Spice: 90 Asian-ish Vegan and Gluten-free Recipes to Reconnect, Root, and Restore.”

1 to 2 p.m.: Ask cooking video host Rie McClenny anything about cooking on camera and her book “Make It Japanese: Simple Recipes for Everyone.”

2. to 3 p.m.: Ask “Ranch to Table” Magnolia network host and lifestyle pro Elizabeth Poett anything about cattle ranching and her book “The Ranch Table.”

Sunday, April 21

Chef Michael Twitty holds his book "Koshersoul"

Chef Michael Twitty with his food memoir “Koshersoul” in the L.A. Times Test Kitchen.

(Andrea D’Agosto / For The Times)

11 a.m. to noon: Ask recipe developer, food stylist and “Salad Freak” author Jess Damuck anything about working with Martha Stewart and about her new book “Health Nut.”

Noon to 1 p.m.: Ask Rose Wilde anything about baking with whole grains, her Red Bread bakery or her cookbook “Bread and Roses.”

1 to 2 p.m.: Ask food editor and Netflix TV cooking host Alyse Whitney anything about her career and new cookbook “Big Dip Energy: 88 Parties in a Bowl for Snacking, Dinner, Dessert, and Beyond!

2 to 3 p.m.: Ask culinary historian and author Michael Twitty anything about his Afroculinaria website, winning the James Beard Book of the Award for “The Cooking Gene” or his subsequent book “Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew.”

3 to 4 p.m.: Ask Michelin-star chef Iliana Regan about running a restaurant in the Michigan forest or her latest memoir “Fieldwork.”

Food author Ruth Reichl sits smiling, her hand alongside her cheek

Author and former restaurant critic and magazine editor Ruth Reichl.

( Michael Singer)

4 to 5 p.m.: Ask Ruth Reichl anything about being a restaurant critic, editor of Gourmet and author of memoirs and fiction. Plus, get bookplates signed for her forthcoming “The Paris Novel.”

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