NYC Wine and Food Festival

If you’re a Food Network junkie like me then you already know about the upcoming Wine and Food Festival in NY where every Food Network chef, I think maybe literally, will either be giving a demonstration or hosting a panel or being interviewed or signing a book. In fact, there will be a how-to on almost everything from wine, coffee and cocktails to making sushi with Masaharu Morimoto. Other chefs lending their prowess for a nominal fee ($35 for all demonstrations) are Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Anthony Bourdain, Paula Dean, Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, Sandra Lee, Guy Fieri, and Tyler Florence.

There will also be non-celebrity experts on hand for panel discussions on “The Art of the Recipe” and the changes in “Fine Dining in NY.” But tickets are going fast. Farmer Bob’s brunch, in which Bob, a local NY farmer, will prepare you brunch using only ingredients from his own farm and those within a 100 mile radius of NY, is already sold out. Check the schedule to see what’s left.