WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Bookmarks announces an evening with YouTube personality and New York Times bestselling author, Andrew Rea, and his new cookbook, Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows. The internet cooking show has taken YouTube by storm with views as high as 12 million per episode.

The event will be held on Mon., Jan. 27 at 7:00 pm at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), located 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC. Rea will be joined in conversation with Winston-Salem Journal Food Editor Michael Hastings. Tickets are now available at bpt.me/4473102 for $30 each. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Binging with Babish.

Come early at 6 p.m. and enjoy a pre-show reception featuring recipes from Andrew’s new cookbook, prepared by Claire Calvin, owner of The Porch Kitchen & Cantina, Canteen Market & Bistro, and Alma Mexicana. Food tickets with entry and a book as detailed above are $55 and include two wine tickets or $50 for a non-alcoholic drink option. 

Binging with Babish, is the book that 5 million fans of Binging with Babish on YouTube have been waiting for. For each video, Andrew Rea, a self-proclaimed movie and TV buff, teaches a recipe based on a favorite TV show or film, such as the babka from the classic Seinfeld episode, the beef bourguignon from Julie & Julia, or the timpano from Big Night. This cookbook includes these and other fan-favorite recipes. Some are so delicious that you’ll want to make them for dinner right away, like Bubba’s shrimp from Forrest Gump, while others can be saved for impressing a loved one–like the chocolate lava cake from Jon Favreau’s Chef, which the actor/director (who also wrote the foreword) asked to make during a guest appearance on Rea’s show. Complete with behind-the-scenes stories and never-seen-before photos, as well as answers to frequently asked fan questions, Binging with Babish is a must-have companion to the wildly popular YouTube show.

With over 5 million subscribers on YouTube, Andrew Rea is one part chef, one part filmmaker, and a generous dash of irreverent media personality. Self-taught both behind and in front of the camera, his cooking show, Binging with Babish, is enjoyed by millions of burgeoning chefs around the globe. His passion for teaching and experimenting in the kitchen is rivaled only by his love of film and television, both of which he endeavors to share from his New York City kitchen.

Michael Hastings has been the Food Editor at the Winston-Salem Journal since 2000. His 30 years of journalism experience includes stints as a copy editor and assistant features editor. Hastings serves as Winston-Salem’s premier source for restaurant and other food news. He writes a weekly column, feature, and other stories for the Journal’s Wednesday food section and is active on social media. Before entering the newspaper business, Hastings was a chef in several Winston-Salem restaurants. A graduate of Wake Forest University, he is married with two children.

Claire Calvin is a Houston, Texas native who grew up on guacamole and tacos! She is a self-taught cook and has been in the food industry since 2010 when she started a home delivery dinner business, Dinners on The Porch. She has since opened The Porch Kitchen & Cantina in 2014, Alma Mexicana in January of 2018, and Canteen Market & Bistro in August of 2018. Calvin is married to Dr. Matthew Giegengack, a cornea surgeon at WFUBMC. Together they have three children and enjoy traveling, cooking (and eating!), sports, and being involved in the Winston-Salem community.

Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization and independent bookstore that works to ignite the love of reading by connecting the community with books and authors. In addition to the annual Festival of Books & Authors, Bookmarks offers year-round programming, including author talks, lecture nights, book club gatherings, and more. Community outreach efforts also include Book Build and Authors In Schools, which work to connect students in the Winston-Salem area with authors and new books.  Bookmarks bookstore is located at 634 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem and is open from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm Monday – Saturday and from 12:00 – 6:00 pm on Sundays. For information: bookmarksnc.org

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