Top local chefs collaborate on ‘Eat Drink Read’ book to support the San Diego Council on Literacy in Encinitas Backyard


Eat Drink Read is an annual event where top San Diego chefs come together to prepare dishes based on their favorite books to raise funds for the San Diego Council on Literacy. Online campaign rewards include culinary/art tours throughout San Diego and a La Jolla Lights Cocktail Party with La Valencia Chef James Montejano. Next year marks the 7th anniversary of Eat Drink Read and the 30th anniversary of the San Diego Council on Literacy. The Eat Drink Read cookbook will feature over 30 local chefs and companies representing the best culinary talent in San Diego.

The book, scheduled for release next May, will celebrate the best of San Diego’s culinary creativity with profits benefiting the Literacy Council’s campaign to advance literacy in San Diego County.

(Photos on this page are from the following event.) Many participating chefs and supporters attended a private GoFundMe Launch Party Aug. 1 at Triton Garden Gallery. The book will be sold at next year’s Eat Drink Read event and Encinitas Foodie Fest 2016. The festival will showcase celebrity chef book signings at Savory Spice Shop in The Lumberyard.

Photos courtesy of Mike Pawlenty, Chefs Press.