Seven Local Authors at Miami Book Fair International You Should Know

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Manuel Diaz
3. Manuel Diaz
Yes, attorney and former Miami-Dade County mayor Manuel "Manny" Diaz wrote a book.

The Book: Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time, Diaz chronicles his life story beginning at age six, fleeing the Castro regime in 1961 with his mother and arriving in Miami with little more than a dime and leading to Diaz's successful career working as an attorney and then his two terms as mayor of Miami.
Event: "Mayor Manny Diaz sees Miami Transformed"
When and Where: Friday, November 16, 7:30 p.m., Freedom Tower (Biscayne Blvd. and NE Sixth Street)
Who Should Go: If you celebrate every good news you hear at Versailles, this is an author you'd probably love to meet.

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Hedy Goldsmith
4. Hedy Goldsmith
Hedy Goldsmith is not only the Executive Pastry Chef of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink, but she's also Miami's dessert queen. Goldsmith is also a contributor to Cooking Channel's Unique Sweets and has been featured on the Food Network, Bon App├ętit, People, and Food & Wine magazines.

The Book: Goldsmith shares her signature recipes such as her famous pop-tarts and chocolate chip cookies in Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors. She also shares her childhood stories on growing up with Nutter Butters and how obsessing over her Easy-Bake Oven lead her to her life passion.
Event: "The Chefs | Their Books: Alex Hitz on My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist and Hedy Goldsmith on Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors"
When and Where: Saturday, November 17, 3:30 p.m., Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor, on NE Second Ave between Fourth and Fifth Street)
Who Should Go: Foodies, aspiring pastry chefs, at-home bakers, and those with a chronic sweet tooth.


Location Info

Michael's Genuine Food & Drink

130 NE 40th St., Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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