A world of opportunity to meet the literary elite comes with the Printers Row Lit Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 6 and 7. Among those appearing will be wine importer Anthony Terlato, author of "Taste: A Life in Wine" (Surrey, $26) and food writer Camille Stagg, who wrote "The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago's Greektown" (Surrey, $24.95).
Stagg, former food editor of the Chicago Sun-Times and for Cuisine magazine, produced a cookbook to guide wannabe Greek chefs through the ins and outs of dishes created at the legendary Chicago restaurant for which the book is named. She will conduct a cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Good Eating Stage -- we hope without singeing anyone's eyebrows. After all, that's flaming saganaki pictured on the front of her book.
Those who read not only books but their wine labels will recognize Terlato's name from Lake Bluff-based Terlato Wines International. Terlato will talk about his autobiography -- and how he scoured the world for its greatest wines -- in conversation with food and wine blogger Gretchen Neuman and Tribune food and wine critic Bill Daley at 1 p.m. Sunday on the Good Eating Stage. Terlato is widely hailed as having helped transform American attitudes toward wine, and is currently the chairman of the global Terlato Wine Group.
The fest will be along Dearborn Avenue and Polk Street south of Congress Parkway. For more information, visit printersrowlitfest.org.