UPDATE. If you, like me, were looking forward to this year's Fine Cooking Epicurean Classic in St. Joe, Michigan, then you too will be disappointed to learn that it has been canceled. (For more information go to the event's website.) The good news is that we've already started talking about what's next, and I can guarantee you it's going to be even better—so stay tuned for an update soon!
We're just a little more than two months away from the Fine Cooking Epicurean Classic, our three-day bonanza of chefs and cookbook authors and artisans and winemakers, all coming to teach and cook and eat with you (and me!) on the shore of Lake Michigan, in the town of St. Joe. I'm not sure I can wait, since we've got an impressive list of presenters signed on. You'll find Abby Dodge demonstrating super easy, super delicious desserts that have only four ingredients; Molly Stevens making a classic bistro menu; Pam Anderson revealing the secrets of one-dish entertaining; and Susie Middleton making the most of summer favorites like tomatoes and corn and zucchini. The wonderful Dorie Greenspan will be there, too, as will Sara Moulton, Eileen Yin-Fei Lo, Deborah Madison, and Rowan Jacobsen (I'll get the enviable chance to lead him in a discussion of his brilliant new book, American Terroir). And that's just a start. Stay tuned for updates and news.