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The Baltimore Book Festival:
A literary feast with gourmet eats!
September 22-24, 2017
With September comes one of Baltimore's most beloved events for the literary community: the Baltimore Book Festival! Many people don't realize how much the festival intersects with food and Baltimore's culinary scene. Here are some "foodie finds" at the Baltimore Book Festival that can't be missed September 22-24, 2017!

Some of the Cooking Demos
on the Food for Thought Stage Include...
(all demos use ingredients sourced from the BFM&B!)

Friday, September 22
  • 5PM: Ancient Ales & Extreme Brewing Dogfish Head Happy Hour, featuring Sam Calgione, Founder of Dogfish Head Brewery and Dr. Patrick McGovern, author of Ancient Brews: Rediscovered and Recreated with early release samples of Dogfish Head’s new beer, Puddin’ Wine.

Saturday, September 23
  • 2:30PM: Steven Raichlen, author of BARBECUE SAUCES, RUBS, AND MARINADES, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes, Too takes the stage with a master class on BBQ sauce.
  • 4PM: The National Aquarium presents writer, chef and sustainability advocate Barton Seaver and the National Aquarium’s Director of Seafood, Tj Tate, for a conversation about the heritage, culture and future of seafood, with samples of Poached Clam Salad.
Sunday, September 24
  • 1PM: Chitra Agrawal, Author of Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn and founder of Brooklyn Delhi, an award-winning Indian condiments line.
  • 2:30PM: "Master Chef" Season 7 Winner Chef Shaun O’Neale demonstrates what it takes to win a TV cooking competition with his book My Modern American Table.
  • 5:30PM: Joan Nathan explores Jewish cuisine with her book King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking From Around The World.

Plus, don't miss out on offerings from local food and craft beverage vendors, including BFM&B regulars Charm City Meadworks, Ekiben, Little Italy Sausage, Farm to Face Falafel and Zeke's Coffee.
Pick of the Week Recipe:
Apple Kuchen
From Baltimore Book Festival presenting author Joan Nathan's Cookbook, King Solomon's Table

It’s apple season… and with it comes the Baltimore Book Festival September 22-24. This year, the festival's Food for Thought Stage welcomes Joan Nathan, author of King Solomon’s Table, A Culinary Exploration Of Jewish Cooking From Around The World Sunday, September 24 at 5:30pm. Following is an adaptation of the recipe in the book for Apple Cake or Kuchen, just in time for the Jewish New Year celebration next week.

Apple Kuchen Ingredients

-1 cup softened butter or a mild flavored vegetable oil
-1 1/3 cups sugar, plus some for sprinkling
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-2 large eggs
-2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-4 Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8 crescent slices each
-½ teaspoon apple brandy
-1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
-½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon or anise

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9” springform pan with butter or oil.

-Put the butter, sugar and salt in a mixer with a paddle attachment, mixing till blended. Add eggs and mix until smooth.

-In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder, then gently fold it into the egg batter. Fold half of the apples into the batter and spread the batter evenly in the greased pan.

-Put the remaining apples in a bowl and sprinkle them with the apple brandy, ginger and cinnamon. Toss well, and arrange the apples on top of the batter, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar.

-Bake about 50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and the apples are soft and golden.
Bazaar Vendor Spotlight: Blue Eyed Dragonfly
Self-taught artist Heather Reichard has a love and passion for creating unique whimsical art with mother nature as her inspiration and vintage and recycled materials as her mediums.  At least 90% of her art is either created out of salvaged, vintage, or recycled materials. Everything from the nails she uses, to the wood she paints, to the metal she cuts once had a previous life or a previous purpose. Visit her Etsy Shop online.
Market to Mealtime Cooking Demo
with Tabita McKenzie This Sunday
On Sunday, September 17, from 9:30 to 11am, Tabita Mckenzie of the University of Maryland Extension’s (UME) Market to Mealtime program returns for a cooking demo of Chicken Waldorf Salad utilizing ingredients from farms who accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Additionally, Tabita will educate market-goers on food supplement benefits such as SNAP, WIC, FMNP and SFMNP. Free samples will be provided. 
Terra's Kitchen Giveaway This Sunday, September 17
This Sunday, Terra’s Kitchen will be giving away promotional cards for $35 off first orders to the first 100 patrons. For those who can't make it to the market, use the code BOOKFEST at checkout at for $35 off your first order. Libbie Summers, Terra’s Creative Culinary Director, and cookbook writer is presenting at the Baltimore Book Festival Sunday, September 24 at 11:30AM on the Food for Thought Stage. She will be speaking and demoing from her book, 15 Minute Healthy Desserts.
Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

Open every Sunday
April 23 - December 17, 2017
 7am - 12pm

Located under the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX I-83)
at Saratoga and Holliday streets

*Compliments of Mercy Medical Center, patrons can park for free in the Mary Catherine Bunting Garage, located at 330 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202, for two hours (maximum) from 7am to noon.
Vehicles should enter through the Pleasant Street entrance.Guests can bring their ticket to the Welcome Tent for validation. 

The Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501 (c)(3) serving as the city's arts council, events center and film office.