Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture

Don’t miss the upcoming Festival of ABC Special event:

Ina Garten, Modern Comfort Food

Wed. Dec 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

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In Conversation with Michael Ian Black, Comedian, Actor, and Author

Join us for a very special evening with the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, as she dishes up some delicious conversation with comedian and author Michael Ian Black. The two will discuss Ina’s latest, Modern Comfort FoodA Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, which features a collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes from America’s favorite home cook!

In Modern Comfort Food, Ina Garten shares 85 new recipes that will feed your deepest cravings. Many of these dishes are inspired by childhood favorites—but with the volume turned way up, such as Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese sandwiches (the perfect match for Ina’s Creamy Tomato Bisque), Smashed Hamburgers with Caramelized Onions, and the crispiest hash browns that are actually made in a waffle iron!

There are few things more comforting than gathering for a meal with the ones you love, especially when dishes like Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are at the center of the table. Old-fashioned crowd pleasers like Roasted Sausages, Peppers, and Onions are even more delicious and streamlined for quick cleanup. For dessert? You’ll find the best Boston Cream Pie, Banana Rum Trifle, and Black and White Cookies you’ll ever make. Home cooks can always count on Ina’s dependable, easy-to-follow instructions, with lots of side notes for cooking and entertaining—it’s like having Ina right there beside you, helping you all the way.

About Ina Garten

INA GARTEN is a New York Times bestselling author and the James Beard Award-winning host of Barefoot Contessa, which has won three Emmy Awards and airs on the Food Network. She lives in East Hampton, New York, with her husband, Jeffrey. This is her twelfth book.

About Michael Ian Black

Michael Ian Black is a comedian, actor, and writer. He is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning, I’m Bored, I’m Sad, and I’m Worried. His books for adults include the memoirs, You’re Not Doing It Right, Navel Gazing, and the new, A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son. As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

Presented with the National JCC Literary National Consortium

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We had an incredible line-up for our 2020 festival!

November 8-19, 2020

With a wide array of books to choose from, this year’s line up is certain to have an event for everyone!  The Katz JCC has partnered with other JCC’s across the country to virtually bring outstanding authors to our community. Several of our Bank of America Festival of Arts Books and Culture authors are presented in collaboration with National JCC Literary Consortium.

Details are emailed to ticket holders 24 HOURS and 1 HOUR prior to each event.  All ticket prices are per household. A service fee applies to all sales.  If you are a Katz JCC member, you will receive an email with a code to unlock JCC member pricing for all events!   Please contact our Festival Concierge Service at (856) 424-4444 ext. 1114 or ext. 1260 or Jackie Robinson at [email protected] with any Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture event questions and/or help with online registration.

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