Rockford Public Library's One Book, One Rockford features Kitchen Confidential author
Anthony Bourdain, best-selling author and chef coming to Rockford
Today Rockford Public Library announced it will host renowned best-selling author, chef and host of the Discovery Travel Channel's program No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain as the featured author of the fourth annual One Book, One Rockford. Bourdain will visit Rockford on May 18th and 19th, 2007 for the culminating events of the One Book, One Rockford community-wide reading program.
One Book, One Rockford is a city-wide reading program hosted by the Rockford Public Library. Community-wide reading programs are popular in big cities throughout the nation including Seattle, Chicago and Washington D.C. The purpose of this program is to share a love of reading and deepen our sense of community by bringing families, friends and neighbors together to participate in engaging discussions, enjoy cultural programs and meet a nationally recognized author. Further details on the 2007 One Book, One Rockford program and events will follow.
About Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain studied at Vassar College and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America before running kitchens at New York City’s Supper Club, One Fifth Avenue and Sullivan’s. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Times, The Observer, Scotland on Sunday, The Face, and The Independent and he is a contributing authority for Food Arts magazine.
Bourdain had written two crime novels, Bone in the Throat (1995) and Gone Bamboo (1997) when his exposé of New York restaurants, “Don’t Eat Before Reading This,” was published in the New Yorker in 1999. The article attracted huge attention and formed the basis of his memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. In 2002, Food Network broadcast a 22-part series in which Bourdain traveled the world in search of ‘extreme cuisine.’ The resulting book, A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal, became a bestseller and won the 2002 Guild of Food Writers Award for Food Book of the Year. Bourdain also hosts the popular travel and food series, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, on the Travel Channel.
About the Library
The Rockford Public Library, founded in 1872 as the second library in Illinois, currently has six facilities, including the Main Library and five Branch Libraries. The Rockford Public Library’s mission is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages by collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.