Author Events

  • America's Test Kitchen's Julia Collin Davison at Taste Buds Kitchen

    For the first time ever, America’s Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen! To celebrate, Taste Buds Kitchen and Lake Forest Book Store welcome Julia Collin Davison of America's Test Kitchen and a contributing author of the new release, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs During this exclusive book signing event, Julia will demonstrate an entrée recipe for the audience and share cooking and nutrition tips. 

     
     
    THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS
    Sourcebooks Jabberwocky  Releases October 16, 2018
     
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
     
    Taste Buds Kitchen
    2521 Waukegan Road
    Bannockburn, IL 60015
     
    Parents: attend as an individual, drop your child off or come as a pair! $35 per person or $45 per parent/child pair. Cost includes one cookbook.
     

    Tasting samples will be provided with book signing to follow.

    Space is very limited. Advance registration required, no walk-ins. Register at At 847-234-4420

    Additional event info at www.lakeforestbookstore.com

    Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It's all here. Learn to cook like a pro--it's easier than you think. For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen! Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!

    • Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 750 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels--including recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more.
    • Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen
    • Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.

    By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

    AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN is the most authoritative resource for reliable, kitchen-tested recipes and cooking information. They value process, curiosity, practicality, and honesty. They believe everyone can learn to be a successful cook and their mission is to test recipes over and over until they understand how and why they work, and arrive at the best version.

    Julia Collin Davison is the host of America's Test Kitchen and the host of Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. She began working as a test cook for Cook's Illustrated in 1999 and is an original cast member of both television shows. Julia leads the recipe development team working on America's Test Kitchen cookbooks.

    Event date: 
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
    Event address: 
    Taste Buds Kitchen
    2521 Waukegan Rd,
    Bannockburn, IL 60015
  • Author Christina Baker Kline in Conversation with Deborah Siegel

    Join us at Lake Forest Book Store as author Christina Baker Kline presents her newest novel A Piece of the World as part of the Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale One Book, One Community read. Christina will appear in conversation with fellow author Deborah Siegel.

    A PIECE OF THE WORLD
    William Morrow & Company  $17.00 (Paperback)
     
    Friday, October 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    at Lake Forest Books Store
     

    Books available for purchase and signing

     

    As seating is limited, registration is  required.

    Call 847-234-4420

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth's mysterious and iconic painting Christina's World. "Later he told me that he'd been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn't like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won't stay hidden." To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth's first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina's World. As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

    Christina Baker Kline is the author of six novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Orphan Train as well as A Piece of the World. She lives outside New York City and spends as much time as possible on the coast of Maine. Learn more about Christina at www.christinabakerkline.com.

    Deborah Siegel is the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild, co-editor of the literary anthology Only Child, and co-founder of She Writes. A PhD in English and American Literature, she is a Visiting Scholar in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University and a TEDx speaker. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of venues. She currently serves as Coach-in-Chief at Girl Meets Voice, where she helps those with powerful insights write publicly in the service of their ideas.

    Event date: 
    Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Ave.
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • FLETCHER + FORK POP-UP EVENT AT LAKE FOREST BOOK STORE

    Join us at Lake Forest Book Store as we host local food writer, photographer and author for a Pop-Up entertainment event.

    Thursday, November 1st  at 6:00PM

    at Lake Forest Book Store

    Tastings will include wine braised short rib crostini, parmesan polenta cakes with wild mushroom ragu, autumn spiced pear cakelettes, and chocolate hazelnut tassies. 

    Seating is limited, so please register early at 847-234-4420.

    From crafting a cohesive menu and curating a playlist to creating a beautiful tablescape and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, it will be an evening of tastings, tips, and recipes for a late autumn/fireside cocktail party. 

    Tables will be set for hors d’oeuvres, small bite desserts and a signature cocktail (featuring a cocktail base that can be enjoyed with an added spirit or enjoyed alcohol-free), and participicants will have the opportunity for take-home goodies, as well as individually packaged and printed booklets with the evening’s menu and recipes.

    Wendy Franzen is a Lake Forest based food writer and photographer and the author of Fletcher + Fork, a cooking and entertaining blog. From hosting a twenty guest dinner for Ragdale’s Novel Affair to entertaining the fashion set in honor of Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon, Wendy is known for her relaxed yet elegant hospitality. The former food and cocktail columnist for Sheridan Road Magazine is currently penning a book of seasonal menus and ideas for warm and gracious gatherings.

    Event date: 
    Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Event address: 
    Lake Forest Book Store
    662 N. Western Ave.
    Lake Forest, IL 60045