Chef Brian Polcyn Of Birmingham's Forest Grill And Milford's Cinco Lagos

This event was held on February 19, 2012 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Award-winning chef Brian Polcyn, nationally recognized for his creativity and culinary talents, is the visionary behind some of Detroit's most acclaimed restaurants (including Birmingham's Forest Grill and Milford's Cinco Lagos) and is the author of two books: "Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking and Curing" (nominated for a James Beard award) and the upcoming "Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing."

Join us as he prepares an incredibly delicious sample dish and discusses his life and his books. This event, cosponsored by the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, includes a book signing and books will be on sale.

Chef Polcyn's numerous awards include three gold medals and a silver medal from The American Culinary Federation. The Hiram Walker Corporation recognized him as a Rising Star in American Cuisine. In 1990, he was first runner-up in the semi-annual American Culinary Gold Cup Bocuse d'Or, a competition that seeks America's top native-born chefs. He was also nominated for Best Chef Midwest in 2006 by the James Beard Foundation.

The Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA) is an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy. Their mission is to promote the study of culinary history through regular programs open to members and guests, through the quarterly newsletter Repast, and through exchanges of information with other such organizations.

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