Book Festival event this week with Annie Gunn’s chef

Lou Rook of Annie Gunn’s will speak at a St. Louis Jewish Book Festival event on Oct. 17.

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival has a new event planned, taking place this week and featuring a noted St. Louis chef.

Renowned Annie Gunn’s chef Lou Rook will discuss his book, “Rook Cooks: Simplicity at its Finest,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Jewish Community Center Staenberg Family Complex’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.  

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The cost of the event is $15 and includes kosher versions of recipes for sampling. There will be a drawing for lunch at Annie Gunn’s and a signed copy of his book.  Copies of Rook’s cookbook will be available for purchase at the event for $35.

For more information on the event and other 35th Annual St. Louis Jewish Book Festival events, visit www.stljewishbookfestival.org.