The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference
February 7-9, 2013
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Jackie Gordon is an award-winning singing chef, food blogger event producer and business coach. As a singing chef she produces memorable and entertaining shows that highlight selected foods through original music, humor and facts. She is currently working on a new show: Chocabaret: a tasting of artisan chocolates and the songs that make you go Mmm…It is a combination cabaret show and chocolate tasting that you can attend live in NYC or have live streamed, complete with a chocolate tasting, in your living room. She owns Divalicious Chocolate Events in New York. You can follow her on Twitter @divathatateny, on her blog The Diva That Ate New York which lives on her website: See her sing about food on YouTube channel: divathatateny.

Andrew F. Smith teaches food history, food controversies and professional food writing at the New School in New York City. He is the author or editor of twenty-three books, including his latest works, American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food (University of California Press) and Drinking History: 15 Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages (Columbia University Press). He serves as the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia on Food and Drink in America and is the Series Editor for the Edible Series published by Reaktion Books. He has written more than three hundred articles in academic journals, popular magazines and newspapers, and has served as historical consultant to several television series. For more about him, visit his website:

Katy Keiffer is a food professional with decades of experience in many aspects of the business. She worked as a cook, a caterer and a butcher for twenty years, subsequently morphing into a food publicist for nearly ten years, creating publicity tours for best selling culinary talent such as Anthony Bourdain, Robin Miller, Rachael Ray, and the Food Network Kitchens staff. She is a regular contributor to Food Arts Magazine, mostly writing about the meat industry, and the producer and host of Straight No Chaser, a weekly show covering food and politics on The Heritage Radio Network.