Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Award-winning author, educator, lecturer and culinary consultant Amy Riolo promotes learning and enjoying culture through cuisine. Riolo teaches that cuisine, culture and history go hand-in-hand, and she seeks to accurately portray the three in all her work, which has been internationally recognized. Her publication “Nile Style: Egyptian Cuisine and Culture” (Hippocrene Books) marks the first cookbook devoted to the multi-ethnic and multi-religious history of the Egyptian table. The book contains 25 menus that include historical context in addition to providing more than 150 flavorful recipes, both new and old. The first edition of “Nile Style” won the World Gourmand Award for Best Arab Cuisine Book.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Amy Riolo