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The AJC Decatur Book Festival—full of tasty treats

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The seventh annual AJC Decatur Book Festival is coming up at the end of this month, ushering in Labor Day weekend. Featured this year will be 300+ authors, a vibrant street fair and a fire-breathing monster of a presidential campaign!

Though the focus is always on books and authors, this year, Southern Living named Decatur one of the top ten foodie towns in the South. Try out one of the dozens of street vendors at the Festival or check out Decatur's own bars and restaurants, some of the best in the country. Between bites, make sure you take advantage of the presentations at the Cooks Warehouse Stage:

Saturday, Sept 1
11a - 1p Back in the Day Bakery: Cheryl and Griffith Day bake up a storm with recipes from their book, Back in the Day Bakery.

1p- 2p The Mom 100: Discover delicious, healthy recipes that'll work for the whole family from author Katie Workman.

3p - 5p Cooking with the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre: Tasia Malakasis refines our palate at the Cooking Stage this year, with a presentation about cheesemaking and cheeses.

Sunday, September 2
noon - 1p The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands and CSA Farm Boxes. Author Sheri Castle shares ideas and recipes from her newest book.

2p - 3p The Shamrock and Peach: A Culinary Journey from the North of Ireland to the American South. Judith McLoughlin journeys through the cultural similarities between Ireland and the American South, demonstrating through food and recipes.

4p - 5p Foraged Flavor: Learn how to uncover, identify, and then prepare plants from your own backyard and neighborhood, as explained by author Tama Wong.

And at the Decatur Library, Sunday
3:45p - 4:30p The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America's Best Restaurants on Wheels. John T. Edge and Angie Mosier share photographs and stories that will make your mouth water over Edge's new book, which looks at a popular new food trend.

The AJC Decatur Book Festival in downtown Decatur starts Friday evening, August 31 and runs through Sunday, September 2.

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