7:00 pm19:00

Panel Event with Andrew Zimmern and Francine Segan, 92Y, New York City

  • 92Y, Warburg Lounge

Join Dana Cowin and Andrew Zimmern as they discuss 'Cutting-Edge Food Trends' and share insights and innovations in the world of wine, food, and "all things edible." The panel will be moderated by food historian Francine Segan and is part of the Kitchen Arts & Letters series. Q&A and book signing will follow.

This is a ticketed event. Click here for more information.

12:00 pm12:00

Book Signing at Hammertown, Pine Plains, NY

  • Hammertown Barn

Join Dana Cowin for a festive afternoon at home design shop Hammertown! Dana will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. Chat with Dana, sip a glass of wine or mulled cider by the fireplace, and kick off the holiday season in style.


More information available here.

1:30 pm13:30

Panel Event with Gabrielle Hamilton and Lee Schrager, Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL

  • Miami Book Fair

Join Dana Cowin at the Miami Book Fair as she discusses her new book, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. The panel will also feature chef Gabrielle Hamilton, author of Prune, and Lee Schrager, author of Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides, who will discuss their own cookbooks.

More information available here.

7:00 pm19:00

Talk/ Q&A/ Signing, Darien Public Library, Darien, CT

  • Darien Public Library

Join Dana Cowin for a conversation, Q&A and book signing for her new cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen

An uproarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime Editor in Chief of Food & Wine, in which the first lady of food spills the secret of her culinary ineptitude, while learning—finally—to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working today, from David Chang to Alice Waters to Thomas Keller.

Check out the Darien Public Library events page for more details.

7:00 pm19:00

In Conversation with Andrew Zimmern, Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN

  • Hennepin Central Library

Food & Wine's Editor in Chief Dana Cowin will be joined by friend and fellow foodie Andrew Zimmern to discuss her newly released cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen− a collection of recipes, stories of her own culinary ineptitude and invaluable lessons she has learned from some of the today’s greatest chefs.

Talk of the Stacks is a reading series exploring contemporary literature and culture. Programs are free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Programs begin at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Books are available for sale and signing. Signings follow lectures.

6:30 pm18:30

Ticketed Dinner at Lincoln Restaurant, Portland, OR

  • Lincoln Restaurant

Please join Food & Wine's Portland-area "Best New Chefs" Jenn Louis, Gabriel Rucker, Naomi Pomeroy, Greg and Gabrielle Denton, and Scott Dolich for a dinner celebrating the book release of Food & Wine’s Editor in Chief, Dana Cowin.


For ticket/reservation info please call Lincoln at 503-288-6200.

Tickets are $100 and include book, dinner, beverage pairing and gratuity.

6:00 pm18:00

Ticketed Tasting with Tom Douglas of Hot Stove Society, Hotel Andra, Seattle, WA

  • Hotel Andra

Join Dana Cowin for an evening with Hot Stove Society, a year-round cooking school operated by Tom Douglas Restaurants. Dana will be joined by renowned chef and author Tom Douglas in the Hotel Andra, a staple of Seattle’s dining scene. 

Tickets include a copy of Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, a tasting of the recipes, and wine. More info available here.

6:30 pm18:30

Ticketed Dinner with Chef Michael Chiarello, Bottega Restaurant, Yountville, CA

  • Bottega Restaurant
Bottega, Michael Chiarello's restaurant in Yountville. Photo by Alyson Olander/Flickr.

Bottega, Michael Chiarello's restaurant in Yountville. Photo by Alyson Olander/Flickr.

Join Dana Cowin and Chef Michael Chiarello for Book Passage's celebrated "Cooks with Books" series at Chiarello's restaurant, Bottega.

The $140 ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of Dana's book. Buy your tickets here

7:00 pm19:00

In Conversation with Roy Choi, Barnes & Noble, Los Angeles, CA

  • Barnes & Noble

Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen book tour travels to Los Angeles. Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin will be in conversation with Roy Choi, chef genius behind the Kogi Trucks. Choi is also the first food truck operator to be named as one of Food & Wine magazine's "Best New Chefs" in 2010. 

More information available here.

4:00 pm16:00

NYCWFF Panel: Mastering Your Mistakes in the Kitchen, New York City

  • Neuehouse

For this panel, Dana convenes some of the star chefs she reached out to for help in becoming savvier at the stove: Mario Batali, the outspoken Italian cooking genius and global superstar; Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli of New York City's Butter; and Andrew Zimmern, host of TV's Bizarre Foods and home cook extraordinaire. Together they'll discuss the basic mistakes every home cook makes; the strategies chefs rely on for correcting their own errors and turning potentially disastrous dishes into delicious ones; and the most mistake-proof kinds of recipes. Plus Dana and the panelists will talk about the nature of failure and success in broader terms and reveal how they've confronted setbacks in their personal and professional lives.

Tickets $20 and available here.

10:30 am10:30

NYCWFF: The Future of Food, New York City

  • Theater at Bumble & Bumble

Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin talks to star chefs who are becoming as known for their advocacy work and political clout as they are for their cooking. Panelists include Tom Colicchio of Craft and Top Chef and Dan Barber, the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns and author of The Third Plate. Together they'll talk about the most vitally important issues of the day, the power of food to help others and simple ways anyone can make a difference.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.