latimes

Vegan chefs are no longer sticking to the kitchen. That’s thanks in part to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, where vegan chefs will take the stage as part of the “Festival of Cooking” experience.

The event takes place over the weekend of Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st and will be held on the University of Southern California campus. This is the festival’s 16th year, and is one of the largest literary events in the country; attracting 150,000 visitors, and featuring over 350 authors from around the world.

Each day is filled with signings, lecture series, and for the foodies the LA Times Festival has set up a “Cooking Stage” where chefs, including some of our veg favorites, will get to showcase their skills.

On Saturday, April 30th  at 11:00 a.m. you can catch BabyCakes Covers the Classics author and chef Erin McKenna perform a cooking demonstration on the Cooking Stage.

And on Sunday, May 1st at 11 a.m. you’ll be able to watch as Veganist author Kathy Freston shares the Cooking Stage with celeb chef Tal Ronnen.

If you do end up attending, make sure to head over to the USC Stage on Saturday, April 30th at 11:40 a.m. to catch me (Erin La Rosa) performing in the storytelling series “Funny But True.” It will be hosted by playwright Prince Gomolvilas, and I’d love the chance to get to meet some of our Ecorazzi readers!