International Association of Culinary Professionals Opens Its Cookbook Expo For the First Time to the Public

The IACP will open its Cookbook Expo as part of its Annual International Conference to the public for the first time in its' 29-year history. So the Country's Best Chefs Will Be in Chicago for Book Signing at this meeting.

The meeting is to be held in Chicago in 2007 from April 11 through the 14, the Conference will be at the Hilton at 720 South Michigan Avenue. The Cookbook Expo portion will be open to the public on Friday, April 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the hotel's Northwest Hall, Lower Level. Admission is free: Email to reserve a free space or visit IACP.

Some of the country's best chefs and cookbook authors will be on hand to sell -- and autograph -- their new cookbooks. More than 60 authors are expected to attend, including:

- Jamie Purviance -- Weber's Charcoal Grilling: The art of cooking with live fire
- Ken Albala -- Cooking in Europe: 1250-1650, The Banquet: Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe, Cooking through History
- Devin Alexander -- Fast Food Fix, The Biggest Loser Cookbook
- Toni Apgar -- King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Bakin
- Linda Arpino -- Eat Fit, Be Fit: Health and Weight Management Solutions
- Judy Baker -- Carb Wars: Sugar is the New Fat
- Amy Besa -- Memories of Philippine Kitchens
- Carole Bloom -- The Essential Baker
- Dina Cheney -- Tasting Club
- Ann Cooper -- Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children
- Fran Costigan: More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally
- Beverly Cox -- Eating Cuban
- Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder -- The Big Book of Appetizers
- Kelly Degala -- Va de Vi Cookbook
- Margaret Dickenson -- Margaret's Table - Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining, Margaret's Sense of Occasion
- Brooke Dojny -- Dishing Up Maine
- Romy Dorotan -- Memories of Philippine Kitchens
- Roberta Duyff -- American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide
- Penny Wantuck Eisenberg -- Amazing Dairy Free Desserts
- Mary Evans -- The One-Dish Chicken Cookbook
- Carol Fenster -- Gluten-Free 101
- Keri Fisher -- One Cake, One Hundred Desserts
- Linda Furiya -- Bento Box In the Heartland: My Japanese Girlhood Growing Up in Whitebread America
- Linda Gassenheimer -- The Portion Plan, Preventions Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes
- George Geary -- 125 Best Food Processor Recipes
- Laura Giannatempo -- A Ligurian Kitchen: Recipes and Tales from the Italian Riveria
- Bibby Gignilliat -- The Sumptuous Small Plates Deck: 30 Recipes for Deliciously Fun Entertaining
- Aliza Green -- Starting with Ingredients, Field Guide to Seafood
- Dorie Greenspan -- Baking from My Home to Yours
- Kathy Gunst -- Stonewall Kitchen Favorites
- Mary Lou Heiss -- Green Tea
- Lauraine Jacobs -- The Confident Cook
- Madhur Jaffrey -- Climbing the Mango Trees
- David Joachim -- Mastering the Grill, The Spaghetti Sauce Gourmet, Perfect Light Desserts
- Ruta Kahate -- 5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using 5 Common Spices
- Sheilah Kaufmann -- Upper Crusts: Fabulous Ways to Use Bread
- Paula Lambert -- Cheese, Glorious Cheese
- Ray Lampe -- Barbecue All Year Long
- Randi Levin -- Sharing Mountain Recipes
- Nick Malgieri -- Perfect Light Desserts
- Domenica Marchette -- The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy
- Nancie McDermott -- Southern Cakes, 300 Best Stir Fry Recipes, Quick & Easy Vietnamese
- Debbie Meyer -- Gore-Good Friends Great Taste
- Kathryn Moore -- Simmer or Sizzle: Cooking with your Slow Cooker or Contact Grill
- Andrea Nguyen -- Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors
- Brendan O'Farrell -- Brothers in the Kitchen
- Naam Pruitt -- Lemongrass & Limes, Thai Flavors with Naam Pruitt
- Ammini Ramachandran -- Grains, Greens and Grated Coconuts
- Ann Rolke -- Hands-Off Cooking
- Kris Rudolph -- Mexican Light: Healthy Cuisine for Today's Cook
- Lucy Saunders -- Grilling With Beer
- Andrew Schloss, CCP -- Mastering the Grill, Homemade in a Hurry
- Deborah Schneider -- Baja! Cooking on the Edge
- Bev Shaffer -- Brownies to Die For!
- Pat Sinclair -- Baking Basics and Beyond
- Andrew Smith -- The Oxford Companion to American Food, The Turkey: An American Story, Real American Food: Restaurants Markets and Shops Plus Favorite Hometown Recipes, Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
- Adina Steiman -- The Good, The Bad, and the Yummy
- Kimberly Lord Stewart -- Eating Between the Lines: The Supermarket Shoppers Guide to the Truth Behind Food Labels
- Arlene Stolley -- Cooking Bouquet - Feeling at Home in the Kitchen
- Heidi Swanson -- Super Natural Cooking
- Cathy Thomas -- Melissa's Great Book of Produce
- Fred Thompson -- Hot Chocolate
- Vikram Vij -- Vig's Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine
- Denise Vivaldo -- How to Start a Home Based Personal Chef Business
- Candy Wallace -- The Professional Personal Chef
- Frankie Whitman -- The Essence of Chocolate
- Katherine Wilton -- You're the Cook: A Guide to Mixing it up in the Kitchen
- Terrie Pischoff Wuerther -- In a Cajun Kitchen
- Roxanne Wyss -- Simmer or Sizzle: Cooking with your Slow Cooker or Contact Grill

This is a great opportunity for the public at large.The IACP as a not-for-profit professional association which provides continuing education and development for its members who are engaged in the areas of culinary education, communication, or in the preparation of food and drink.

Worldwide membership of the IACP is nearly 4,000 members in over 35 countries and is literally a "Who's Who" of the world of food.

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