This year's Miami Book Fair International was a star-studded affair with over 600 authors appearing at various readings, book signings, and panels. From Bravo-lebrity Andy Cohen to vampire queen Anne Rice, there was something for every taste -- be it champagne or blood.
Photo by Laine Doss Three major industry players discuss their books.
But, the surprise breakout session turned out to be in a classroom at Miami Dade College, where three culinary professionals shared their insights for an hour.
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink's Hedy Goldsmith moderated the panel, which consisted of Dana Cowin (Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen), Gabrielle Hamilton (Prune), and Lee Schrager (Fried & True).
The talk was both insightful and fun, with Schrager breaking the ice to introduce his first assistant, who was in the audience to see him. She, in turn, shared a story about how Schrager, clearly fried chicken-obsessed, would forsake all the beautiful lobster and steak at fancy dinners, only to stop at Popeye's on the way home to devour a few pieces of their golden thighs and breasts.More »