The (P)Art(y) of Eating In

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We’re throwing Brooklyn Based friend and contributor Cathy Erway a book party! Her long-awaited book, The Art of Eating In, hits bookstores on February 18. Join us in a book launch celebration complete with a crostini cook-off, appetizers from supper clubs Hapa Kitchen and A Razor, A Shiny Knife, music from zombie jazz quintet Father Figures (with Adam Schatz of Previously on Lost), DJ sets by Finger on the Pulse, and a very special reading from Cathy and a cast of characters from her memoir covering her two years of not eating out and cooking at home (based on her beloved blog Not Eating Out In NY).

This isn’t your typical book party–it’s a cook-off, supper club (two clubs mentioned in the book will serve appetizers), music show, and reading featuring characters from the book itself, topped with DJ sets sure to inspire dancing, all fueled by drink specials from Sixpoint. Book sales day of by WORD, or pre-order here!

*Two dollars from each ticket goes to benefit Just Food & Oxfam relief efforts in Haiti**

To be part of the Crostini Cook-Off, email your entry with subject heading “crostini cook-off,” and plan to make about 100 crostini! Prizes will be plentiful, judges will include chef/author Louisa Shafia, Just Food staff, and Cathy’s mom. Chili Takedown host Matt Timms will emcee.

Rules for the Cook-Off: Your crostini entry can be anything (really, anything) topping a toasted slice of bread (a.k.a. crostini). Please bring it ready to assemble and serve on location, as there won’t be cooking facilities, along with any platters or utensils you may need to use (napkins will be provided). Winners will be determined by judges and audience vote. Prizes donated by the Brooklyn Kitchen, and more!

The deets:
The Art of Eating In Book Launch Extravaganza & Crostini Cook-Off
, Thursday, Feburary 18, 7-11 pm, The Bell House, 149 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Aves, Brooklyn, close to Smith/9th Street and 4th/9th on the F and G trains.

Advance tickets recommended, on sale now!
$10 admission includes tastes from crostini cook-off entries, appetizers from Hapa Kitchen and A Razor A Shiny Knife, beer specials, music all night. All guests must present ID to gain entry.

Sent by Chrysanthe. Photos courtesy of Cathy Erway, from top: Cathy and Karol Lu, bronze and silver winners of the 2008 Enid’s Apple Pie Contest, and a supper club dish Cathy created, and Cathy, not so victorious after the Fondue Takedown with host Matt Timms.

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