I got a brochure in the mail recently from the NY Public Library about their Spring 2001 events and noticed that there is a series entitled "Food Fetishes" which is a series of 5 presentations in which chefs, restauranteurs, food critics and culinary critics discuss the pleasures and perils of their business.
The 5 evenings are:
Anne Rosenzweig (chef/owner of the Lobster Club)interviewed by Michael Ruhlman (food writer) on Tuesday, February 20th at 6 pm.
Speaking in Tongues: Regional Foods in the 21st Century. A group of noted critics, writers, and historians gather to discuss the future of regional food and efforts to celebrate, document and preserve regional specialties and oddities. Tuesday, March 13th @ 6 pm
Dinner Theater: A Conversation with Becky Mode and Jean-Claude Baker. Mode wrote the play Fully Committed and Baker is the owner of Chez Josephine. Tuesday, March 27 @ 6 pm
Ruth Reichl - Further Adventures at the Table. Reichl as you know - is the current editor of Gourmet and the former restaurant reviewer for the NY Times. Wednesday, April 18 @ 6 pm.
Anthony Bourdain - The Cult of the Professional Cooking: A Discussion of the Shared Customs of Chefs and Cooks from 1920s Paris to the present. Bourdain is the chef at Les Halles and is the author of Kitchen Confidential, which has been much discussed on these boards. Tuesday, April 24th @ 6 pm.
Tickets to each event are $10 each.
Events are held at the 5th Ave @ 42nd St Main Branch.
The number for more info is (212) 930 0571.
I do not work for the library - I just thought this would be of interest to the Chowhound community.