Directors Kimberly Chou Tsun An and Amanda Dell run Food Book Fair, supported by a roster of eaters, readers, drinkers and thinkers who get things done.

A reformed journalist, Kim worked in newspapers before turning to a professional life in and around food. Amanda is a native New Yorker with over a decade of high-end hospitality, public relations/marketing and event experience.

Together they run Food Book Fair as well as consult on other creative projects. Want to know more? Email us at info@foodbookfair.com.

 Photo by Mackenzie Anne Smith

Photo by Mackenzie Anne Smith


Q: Where did Food Book Fair come from?

A: Food Book Fair was the brainchild of founder Elizabeth Thacker Jones, inspired by her time in New York University's Food Studies program. 

Q: Is Food Book Fair only about books?

A: Food Book Fair is about books and beyond. We get down with cookbooks, of course, but we also dig food memoirs, political writing about food, food magazines (#foodieodicals in our parlance: food + periodical), television, film, comics. If it's great, gutsy independent food media, we're into it.

Q: Who should attend Food Book Fair?

A: Food Book Fair is for everyone. Our annual festival and off-season events draw many of our friends from the restaurant industry and larger food world, plus the media and publishing space. We also welcome lay food enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in eating, drinking and thinking.

Q: I have a/n [event/sponsorship/book signing/other] idea for the Fair! 

A: We love pitches, and we love exploring potential partnerships or collaborations. Send us a note at info@foodbookfair.com with "PROPOSAL" in the subject line with a brief description of what you're dreaming or scheming.

Q: Will you consider my book for the pop-up bookstore or a Greenmarket signing? 

A: We work in tandem with Kitchen Arts & Letters and Now Serving to put together our festival pop-up shop, and we partner with the folks at GrowNYC/Greenmarket to curate our list of seasonal signings. Feel free to reach out at info@foodbookfair.com; we'll be in touch if there's a good fit.

Q: How do I submit my magazine for Foodieodicals? 

A: We send out a call for participation several weeks before each fair; sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media @foodbookfair for the heads up. Afraid you missed the call, or have other questions? Email us directly at info@foodbookfair.com with Foodieodicals in the subject line.

Q: I love food and books. Are there any job or volunteer opportunities with Team FBF?

A: We're a lean operation: Most of the year, we run as a company of two, but we look forward to staffing up with other cool, hard-working folks in the run up to each fair.