Texas Book Festival, in partnership with Central Market, will partner with Olamaie to host chef Joshua McFadden for an exclusive brunch on October 31.



Tickets are now on sale for $125 per person and include a three-course brunch featuring recipes by Chef Fojtasek, adapted with collaboration from McFadden’s Grains for Every Season, along with Olamaie biscuits and brunch cocktails. Every ticket includes one signed copy of the cookbook along with food and cocktails at brunch. Proceeds help support the Texas Book Festival’s programs.

The brunch will begin with passed appetizers from Olamaie, with McFadden on-site to welcome and mingle with guests. Guests will then enjoy brunch courses from the restaurant along with remarks from McFadden including the opportunity to ask questions and perhaps get an autograph. McFadden will also be participating in the 2021 Hybrid Texas Book Festival. Schedule details will be available on the Texas Book Festival website in early October.

Joshua McFadden

Joshua McFadden

In Grains for Every Season, Joshua McFadden applies his maximalist approach to flavor and texture to cooking with grains. Recipes include salads, soups, pastas, pizzas, grain bowls, breads—and even desserts. The book’s 200 recipes are organized into chapters by grain type, unlocking information on where each one comes from and how to prepare it. McFadden reveals how each grain can be used in both savory and sweet recipes, from Meat Loaf with Barley and Mushrooms to Peanut Butter–Barley Cookies; from Buckwheat, Lime and Herb Salad to Buckwheat Cream Scones. Four special fold-out sections highlight seasonal variations on grain bowls, stir-fries, pizzas, pilafs, and more, to show how flexible and satisfying cooking with grains can be.

McFadden is the founder of Submarine Hospitality in Portland, Oregon. He owns and manages Ava Gene’s, Cicoria, and Tusk restaurants.  While running his restaurants, he also focuses on bringing new life to his historic 50-acre farm, Berny Farm, in Springdale Oregon.  His goal is to create an agricultural complex that hosts collaborations between farming, food, and design.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.texasbookfestival.org and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @texasbookfest.

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