Festival of Books

April 20, 2013

in los angeles area interests, salads

This is the 18th LA Times Festival of Books, but my first year going!


The main reason I’ve put it off so long is because I get anxious in crowds (and heat). And I must admit, that today had lots of both, but I still had fun.





First stop – food.


I still can’t get over that there’s a LEMONADE on campus.


The line was bonkers. I sampled some apple braised cabbage with goat cheese first.


Decided on the Kale, Mushroom, and Kumquat + Chili Roasted Butternut Squash. Abe also got the latter, but with snap peas + edamame.


We got pretty lost around campus. Stopped at Built for a Cherry Vanilla Pibb Zero – they have the coolest fountain soda machine (the burgers looked really good too).


Just missed hearing Winnie Cooper


…but caught one of the last panels of the day.


I now know more about Plants, Maps, and Lesbians in the 17th Century than I did this morning.


Refueling at home with some melon before heading back downtown to see E.D. Sedgwick play tonight. Festival of Books continues tomorrow – not sure if we’ll have the stamina to go again, but I do recommend it to my fellow Angelenos!

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1 Kristel April 21, 2013 at 8:30 am

So glad you were able to go! I went yesterday as well and like you, I’m not a big fan of crowds or the heat. I took like 3 pictures, gave up because it was so damn hot, and then wandered around for a while lol

2 Annie G. April 21, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Ahh how I miss my alma mater! If you ever go again, I’d recommend checking out the cooking demos! The ones I attended taught me how to make kimchi and pasta. :) Of course I’ve forgotten, though…

3 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet April 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm

We tried to find the stage…but got lost!

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