Cookbook author/chef Nick Malgieri will be doing a cooking demo on Nov. 30 at an event sponsored by the Baltimore chapter of The American Institute of Wine and Food. Then, on Dec. 8, Food Network chef Tyler Florence will be signing cookbooks at Wegmans Hunt Valley.
Both chefs have new cookbooks being released.
Guests who attend the Nick Malgieri event from 6-9 p.m. will receive a copy of his book, Nick Malgieri's Bread: Over 60 Breads, Rolls and Cakes Plus Delicious Recipes Using Them.
The event, which includes a meet and greet with Malgieri, also includes a buffet featuring dishes from the cookbook, prepared by caterer Jerry Edwards of Chef's Expressions and chef Douglas Wetzel of Gertrude's Restaurant.
The cost is $49 for AIWF members; $65 for nonmembers. Space is limited to 30 guests. For tickets, go here. The event will be held in Lutherville. For information, call 410-244-0044.
Unless Tyler Florence snuck into town unnoticed, he last visited Baltimore in August 2010 when he went to an O's game at Camden Yards while promoting healthy eating with grapes.
Now, he's pushing his newest cookbook, "Tyler Florence Fresh." He'll be signing books at Wegmans Hunt Valley from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 8.
Tickets are required, along with a Wegmans proof of purchase for each book to be signed. The tickets are free and are available at the Hunt Valley store's service desk. The book will be available on Dec. 2, its national release.
I had a chance to meet Tyler Florence last time. He was a really nice guy. He told me he went to Chaps for pit-beef sandwiches that day but didn't have time to have crabs.
Maybe he will this time.
Photo of Nick Malgieri, courtesy of a press release; 2010 photo of Tyler Florence by me