• Ace Hotel New York (map)
  • 20 West 29th Street
  • New York, NY, 10001
  • United States

Sundays are for lovers, mothers, others. Come through for Day Two of guest chef meals, hands-on, thought-provoking workshops and salon sessions, book signings, and our signature Foodieodicals zine fest. 

"Salad for President" Breakfast with Julia Sherman
9 AM - 11 AM | John Dory Oyster Bar

Start your Sunday at Food Book Fair with a spring-time feast to celebrate the launch of Julia Sherman's debut title, "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired By Artists." This vibrant compendium of fresh recipes and compelling interviews with creative people stems from her popular website of the same name. Enjoy sesame rose milk, soft eggs with avocado and spicy salsa, herb salad with pumpkin seed oil toast, and more as Sherman gives the scoop on the book in conversation with Bon Appetit editor-at-large Christine Muhlke. A copy of the book is included with each ticket, along with a limited-edition Baggu x Salad For President tote bag, veggie stickers and top secret collaboration with Goodwater Farms.

Looking to take Mother's Day brunch from drab to fab? Treat mom to this special morning-time takeover of John Dory Oyster Bar and her glass of bubbles is on us.

Presented by Abrams Books.

FBF, JR. x Nibble+squeak Brunch
10 AM - 12 PM | The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

This ain't your mother's Mother's Day brunch. We team up with Nibble+squeak, our favorite dining club for parents with pipsqueaks, for brunch at The Breslin plus a reading of "Bake Sale" by Sara Varon and musical stylings by Amy Virginia Buchanan.

Morning Workshop: You Art What You Eat with Libby VanderPloeg
10am - 11:30am | Loft Suite

Tap into food memories as a vehicle for story-telling with Libby VanderPloeg, a designer and illustrator whose work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Design*Sponge and in books, most recently Jeremiah Tower's "Table Manners." (Or perhaps you know her viral GIFs of women lifting as they climb or pussy grabbing back.) VanderPloeg will lead workshop participants through creative prompts, guidelines and general instruction before setting everyone loose to create their own poster-size, visual documents. Silk-screened posters, drawing and collage materials will be provided. No experience necessary. Participants are welcome to use the poster parameters however they wish!

Morning Workshop: Beyond Fundraisers: Community organizing through food with Evelyn Kim x Food Issues Group
10am - 11:30 am | Board Room

How can we do more than fundraiser dinners? This workshop explores how those working within food systems — e.g. chefs, farmers, retail establishments — can go beyond charity towards community organizing and meaningful participation in social justice. Food activist and writer Evelyn Kim along with members of Food Issues Group (FIG) will share their experiences in engaging in community projects and grassroots movement building. Workshop participants will discuss ideas, successes, and perhaps most importantly, solutions to the common challenges of running food businesses in ethical & sustainable ways, such as limited capacity in terms of space, time, and staff, legal constraints, and tight margins. 

12pm - 4 pm | Liberty Hall, Ace Hotel Lobby

Our one-of-a-kind, only-at-Food-Book-Fair, signature independent-magazine-festival-within-the-fair is back! "Foodieodicals" is food + periodicals; it's one of Eater.com's Banned Words of 2014 ("[L]et's not make this a thing," Raphael Brion, September 5, 2014); it's really, truly, far-and-away the overall Food Book Fair fan favorite.

Now it's twice as good with two days of shopping, swapping and snacking with magazine makers and their wares from around the world, down in Liberty Hall — plus installations and activities taking over the Ace Lobby. Special playlists by Snacky Tunes! 

Participating magazines 

Cherry Bombe
Chickpea Vegan Quarterly
Crop Stories
Eataly Magazine
Edible Magazine
Food + City
Gather Journal
Hot Fridge
Jarry Mag
Put A Egg On It
Table Top
Terre Mag

Join us Saturday in the Ace Hotel Lobby 5-7 PM for an after-party with Put A Egg On It
AND a Sunday afternoon "Peanuts Party" 2-4 PM
featuring Chef Steven Satterfield x Short Stack Editions

Afternoon Salon: "Young Farmers" Roundtable with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
1pm - 2:30pm | Loft Suite

Celebrate the release of the first book from Stone Barns CenterLetters to a Young Farmer, an anthology of 36 essays and letters from some of the greatest farmers, writers and leaders of our time. In this conversation led by young farmers and author and journalist Amy Halloran, hear from and talk with young farmers about their role in the future of food, farmland and communities.

Afternoon Salon: On "Diversity" with Food52
1pm - 2:30 pm | Board Room

Food Book Fair and Food52 co-host a roundtable discussion on how food media can rigorously and responsibly diversify its voices along racial, gender, age-based lines, and beyond.

What are publications doing to ensure another pho-gate doesn't happen? How are publications protecting people of color, women, queer, or other minority writers from dealing with harassment? How do people in positions of editorial power respond to demands that food is an apolitical space? What are strategies for providing meaningful, intentional coverage and content that reflect a broader swath of voices than mainstream media is used to — and how do allies and accomplices continue to push the boundaries of what is expected?

Featured speakers include

Andrea Nguyen, cookbook author, teacher, consultant
Mayukh Sen, staff writer, Food52
Kenzi Wilbur, managing editor, Food52
Khushbu Shah, senior food editor, Thrillist
Stephen A. Satterfield, writer, founder, Whetstone Magazine
Kimberly Chou Tsun An, co-director, Food Book Fair

Book signing for "The Pho Cookbook" takes place immediately after, 2:30pm - 3pm | Kitchen Arts & Letters in the Ace Hotel Lobby.