University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Stella Parks

Deborah Nash

CIA-trained pastry nerd, prodigal food writer, and resident pastry wizard. Once upon a time, Stella cashed out her life savings to attend language school in Tokyo so she could read the secret menu at her favorite sushi joint. Later, Food & Wine cited that compulsive dedication in naming her one of America’s Best New Pastry Chefs. When not in the kitchen, Stella spends most of her time polishing Star Trek quotes and playing video games. Her first cookbook is "BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts."

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Scheduled events:
Great American Desserts, Redefined
Cookies, cakes, candy - oh my! In the new and adored cookbook "BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts," Stella Parks (named one of America's Best New Pastry Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine) immortalizes and riffs on your favorite childhood and adult desserts. Learn alongside Stella as she shows us how to make homemade deserts taste better than store-bought.

Culinary Stage (Seats 266)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Stella Parks
Moderator: Manish Shah
Sweet Spot: Our Passion for Dessert
You're in for a treat--literally! Come hear two fabulous authors discuss America's favorite part of any meal--dessert. Ettinger's new book on ice cream will get you all frosty with envy and Parks will get you salivating with her stories of tasty desserts. This session is the icing on the Festival cake. Plus the first 100 attendees will receive a free ice cream cone! Bon appetit!

Science City - Main Stage (Seats 195)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Signing Area - Flandrau BookStore (Science City) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amy Ettinger, Stella Parks
Moderator: Kirk Astroth

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts
W. W. Norton & Company
August 2017
ISBN 9780393239867
512 pages
$35.00, INSTORE
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An award-winning pastry chef s foolproof recipes and fresh take on the history of American desserts, from chocolate chip cookies to toaster pastries. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

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Marshall Foundation
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