To Do: Thomas Keller Discusses New Book

Next Friday, Nov. 21, chef Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon will join CityZen chef Eric Ziebold at the Mandarin Oriental to discuss his new book, "Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide."

The event, hosted by the American Institute of Wine and Food, kicks off at 4:30 p.m. with a champagne reception including hors d'oeuvres and canap├ęs. Following will be a discussion about sous vide, moderated by writer Michael Ruhlman, between Keller and Ziebold, who was Keller's French Laundry chef de cuisine.

Afterward, Keller will greet guests and personalize books, which are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $95 (if you're not an AIWF member). Follow the instructions on AIWF's web site to get tickets. Space is limited and ticket requests must be sent by Monday.