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Save the dates for two culinary adventures at The Fourth Estate: Cuisine of Turkey, Nov. 1; Jewish cooking guru Joan Nathan, Dec. 5

September 21, 2017 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

International food writer Robyn Eckhardt and photographer David Hagerman will take you on a journey through Turkey with their cookbook, "Istanbul & Beyond," at a multi-course wine dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

International food writer Robyn Eckhardt and photographer David Hagerman will take you on a journey through Turkey with their cookbook, "Istanbul & Beyond," at a multi-course wine dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Culinary adventure abounds at the Fourth Estate this autumn with two cookbook author dinners.

International food writer Robyn Eckhardt and photographer David Hagerman will take you on a journey through Turkey with their cookbook, "Istanbul & Beyond," at a multi-course wine dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Menu to be announced soon.

“Turkey touches four bodies of water and share borders with Bulgaria, Greece, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia…this results in not a nation united by one cuisine, but an array of culinary regions that make it one of the most gastronomically complex countries anywhere," Eckhardt says.

Eckhardt’ s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine. She is the author of the blog, “Eating Asia,” selected as a top food blog by both Saveur and The Times of London Hagerman, Eckhardt’s husband, has photographed food and exotic locales for Travel + Leisure, Saveur and The New York Times. The couple live in Malaysia.

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James Beard Award-winning author Joan Nathan will guide diners through a five-course dinner drawn from her newest cookbook, "King Solomon's Table," on Dec. 5. Menu to be announced soon.

Nathan is the author of ten cookbooks and a regular contributor to The New York Times and Tablet Magazine. She is the author of the much-acclaimed "Jewish Cooking in America," which won both the 1994 James Beard Award and the IACP/Julia Child Cookbook of the Year Awards, and "The New American Cooking," which also won the James Beard and IACP Awards.

King Solomon, of the book’s title, was said to have sent emissaries throughout the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With Solomon’s appetites and explorations in mind, Nathan gathers together more than 170 recipes, from Israel to Italy to India and beyond.

Nathan's PBS television series, "Jewish Cooking in America with Joan Nathan," was nominated in 2000 for the James Beard Award for Best National Television Food Show. An inductee to the James Beard Foundation's Who's Who in American Food and Beverage, she has also received the Silver Spoon Award from Food Arts magazine. The menu and appropriate wine pairings will be published when available.

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Reservations are encouraged. Tickets are limited and wine dinners sell out quickly. Tickets are $150 per couple, $80 per person for non-members. National Press Club members receive a 15% discount. Member prices are $128 per couple or $68 for a single ticket. Members must be logged in to receive the discount. Each ticket includes a signed copy of the cookbook; couples receive one book.

Please address questions or any dietary restrictions to the Fourth Estate, 202.662.7638.