Food, Glorious Food at the Delray Beach Library

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What’s hot and what’s not on the food scene this season? Find out at the Delray Beach Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 24, during the fifth annual “Food, Glorious Food: Healthy, Local & Delicious” symposium taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature healthy snacks sponsored by Publix, water and coffee throughout the day, lunch-by-the-bite tasting tables, a cooking demonstration, a chefs’ panel, an authors’ panel and an exhibit and discussion of food photography. The food symposium will launch the fall semester of the library’s Lifelong Learning Community Institute, which will offer 11 additional study programs this season. Ann Bocock of WXEL will moderate the event, which will feature a cooking demonstration by Chef Rey De La Osa of Publix Apron’s Cooking School. Following the cooking demo, the chefs’ panel discussion features local top chefs including Chef Zack Bell of Addison Reserve, Chef Patrick Broadhead of Max’s Harvest and Max’s Social Hall, Chef De La Osa and Chef Joey Giannuzzi of Farmer’s Table. Benjamin Rusnak, an award-winning photographer, will exhibit some of his work and talk about food photography during First Camera, Then Fork! The concluding authors’ panel will be comprised of food writers, featuring Susan Bryant, the Dining Scene columnist for The Sun Sentinel; Devin Burke, wellness educator and the author of Healthy Living in the 21st Century; Linda Gassenheimer, a TV and radio personality, Miami Herald columnist and top-selling author; and “Mango Mama” Jen Karentnick, author of Mango and food critic for Miami Magazine. Tasting tables will be hosted by Caffe Luna Rosa, Farmer’s Table, Jimmy’s Bistro, Max’s Harvest, Nature’s Way Café, The Olive Tap, Two Fat Cookies, Way Beyond Bagels and Ziree Thai & Sushi. To register for this wonderful afternoon, go to www.delraylibrary.org/5th-annualfood-symposium/.