Ludo Lefebvre and more at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2013

(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is coming to USC on April 20 and 21. In addition to the literary stars that will give talks at the festival, chefs and cookbook authors will make appearances for cooking demonstrations and interviews at the festival’s cooking stage. Ludo Lefebvre of “The Taste,” Alex Guarnaschelli of “Iron Chef” and more are slated to attend.

Here’s a look at the schedule of guests who will take over the cooking stage:

April 20

11 a.m. -- Melissa d’Arabian, author of “Ten Dollar Dinners”

12:30 p.m. -- Susan Feniger, author of “Susan Feniger’s Street Food”

2 p.m. -- Alex Guarnaschelli, author of “Old-School Comfort Food”

3:30 p.m. -- Brian Boitano, author of “What Would Brian Boitano Make?”


April 21

11 a.m. -- Antonia Lofaso, author of “The Busy Mom’s Cookbook” (cooking demo)

12:30 p.m. -- Los Angeles Times Food editor Russ Parsons will interview Valerie Bertinelli, author of “One Dish at a Time”

2 p.m. -- Ludo Lefebvre, author of “LudoBites”

3:30 p.m. -- Aida Mollenkamp, author of “Aida Mollenkamp’s Keys to the Kitchen”

For more information on the festival and a look at the complete schedule, visit


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