Eat Drink Read Write Festival will bring new recipe book

{}The Birmingham Public Library will have its annual Eat Drink Read Write Festival during the week of Oct. 3-10, 2014. A new book will be unveiled that week called "Birmingham's Best Bites." {}It will contain a number of favorite recipes, and local restaurants can submit a recipe of your own!Restaurants can e-mail name, recipe and contact info to by July 1. Food Network Star finalist Martie Duncan of and Connie Blalock, a Birmingham Originals board member, will help with the book. Birmingham photographer Arden Ward Upton will photograph the food. {}Recipes may cover anything from an entree, sandwich or appetizer to a dessert, drink or side dish."Birmingham has always been known for its food. We are now getting the national recognition that we deserve,'' Duncan said. "This book will spotlight recipes from some of our landmark restaurants as well as emerging ones. Birmingham has some of the best food to offer. This book will capture that.''The book will be a library fundraiser. {} For a list of EDRW 2014 events, please visit