Talk and Book Signing


Talk and Book Signing

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is delighted to present a Talk & Book Signing with Alain Ducasse, the celebrated French chef and author of J’aime New York.

The 2011 recipient of FIAF’s Trophée des Arts award joins moderator Alex Vallis, Digital Features Editor of Food & Wine Magazine, and some of New York’s culinary experts including Mark Isreal, Chef and Owner of Doughnut Plant; Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery; and Niki Russ Federman, Co-owner of Russ & Daughters.

Learn about their culinary inspirations and get the inside scoop on developing an artisanal brand!

Followed by a book signing of J’aime New York by Alain Ducasse.

The Talk & Book Signing with Alain Ducasse is now sold out. A limited number of press seats are available.

About J’aime New York
From Brooklyn hot dogs to Manhattan’s chicest restaurants, Alain Ducasse reveals a palette of flavors, colors, images, and aromas from his own gourmet New York. This beautiful work of photographic reportage reveals his favorite spots, special finds, gourmet delights, and his encounters with the people he met along the way.  These stories culminate in Ducasse’s personal culinary voyage around a city which holds an important place in his heart. The book is a treasure trove for lovers of beauty, goodness, and truth, whether here or elsewhere.

About Alain Ducasse
Alain Ducasse hails from the Landes region of southwestern France and is one of the most renowned chefs of his generation. He is also a restaurant designer, hotelier, and teacher of the culinary arts. Over thirty years, he has developed a unique savoir-faire, which has helped define the contemporary art of living and eating. He values sharing his passion, knowledge and endless curiosity, soaking up the cultural diversity of the world.

About Alex Vallis
Food columnist and Brooklyn resident, Alex Vallis has been nominated for a James Beard Award. She is the digital features editor of Food & Wine Magazine, for which she centers her attention on chefs and restaurants. Alex also writes for New York Magazine, Grub Street, NBC Online, and Saveur.

About Mark Isreal
Considered the pioneer of the artisanal doughnut, Mark Isreal is the owner of Doughnut Plant in New York City. Since 1994, he has been handcrafting original and innovative doughnuts built upon his grandfather’s recipe. Mark was first to use seasonal fresh fruit and nuts in doughnut glazes, many sourced locally.

About Niki Russ Federman
Niki Russ Federman was pretty much born in a herring barrel, with a sharp knife in her hand and a penchant for caviar. Educated at Amherst College, Niki worked in a variety of professions—from the art world to international development—before realizing that her appetite was most satiated by continuing her family’s 100-year-old culinary legacy at Russ & Daughters. Fluent in several languages, including French, Niki spent an academic year studying in Paris at L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques and interning at UNESCO headquarters.

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Talk and Book Signing
Event Category: Book Signings
When: October 22, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Where: FIAF
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