CHICAGO— The fourth-annual Chicago Food Film Festival has announced its official lineup. Among the 25 films set to screen during the festival, from November 21 to 23, are We Are All Just Trying To Tell A Story (which compares Grant Achatz to a jazz musician), The Fermentation of Respect (which follows Michelin-starred chef Cristina Bowerman), and Head On: Shrimping in The Lowcountry, directed by George Motz. Tickets and more information here. [EaterWire]
NEW YORK CITY— Marveling that "a chef from Portland has taught us to love Siamese food all over again," Eater NY's Robert Sietsema files a heatmap of 12 Excellent Thai Dishes in New York right now. [Eater NY]
BOOK CLUB— The first cookbook by DC chef Cathal Armstrong will be published by Ten Speed Press in Spring 2014. My Irish Table "chronicles Armstrong's journey from Dublin to Washington, DC, and how he became an internationally recognized four-star chef and a leader in the sustainable food movement."