Artists' Books & Cookies: Talk & Cookie Schedule

Talk & Cookie Schedule Announced

Artists’ Books & Cookies
ForYourArt at 6020 Wilshire Blvd.
Saturday, October 27 | 11am-8pm


Food writer Krista Simmons selected some of her favorite cookies in L.A. for Artists’ Books & Cookies.


Brief introduction by Ivan Granados (Biblioteca Alumnos47)
Keynote presentation by Johanna Drucker (UCLA)

Snickerdoodle from Diddy Riese
This UCLA hangout might be known for their ice cream sandwiches, but their snickerdoodles can stand on their own. Plus, they come hot out of the oven throughout the day.


Dagny Corcoran (Art Catalogues at LACMA), & Bettina Hubby (artist)
Aram Moshayedi (REDCAT; P & Co.), Carter Mull (artist), & Jesse Willenbring (artist)
Ed Schad (I call it ORANGES) & Christopher Russell (artist)
Mark Allen (Machine Project) & Lisa Anne Auerbach (artist)

Shortbread Cookies from Huckleberry
The use of whole grain in Zoe Nathan’s shortbread cookies gives them a rich, nutty flavor, but it also can help you justify scoffing a few down. Dip them in a latte, and call it a day.

Nutter Butters from Bouchon Bakery
This throwback to a childhood favorite is even better than you remembered. But beware, it’s shelf life isn’t quite as long, not that it’d make it to the car anyway.

Mexican Wedding Cookies from Phoenix Bakery
This historic bakery was founded in 1938, and has been in its Chinatown location since 1977. Although they specialize in Chinese pastries and a signature strawberry whipped cream cake, they also make excellent versions of these round, powdered sugar-dusted shortbread cookies that practically dissolve in your mouth.


Brian Roettinger (graphic designer)
Brian Kennon (2nd Cannons)
Rita Gonzalez (LACMA) & William E. Jones (artist)
Cesar Garcia (independent curator) & Morgan Fisher (artist)

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies at Proof
Na Young Ma’s croissants and pastries are off the charts, but her salted chocolate chip cookie is her claim to fame. You can also purchase them downtown at Handsome Roasters, where they make the perfect accompaniment to an espresso with milk.

Macarons from XT Patisserie
Pastry chef Xuan Ngo worked with the likes of Spago’s Sherry Yard for many years, but his macaron-making skills from Comme Ca and the lamentably-closed Boule. The classic vanilla or lemon are both excellent, and can be found at most Viktor Bene bakeries.

Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies from ink.sack
Not only does Michael Voltaggio’s sandwich shop stock one of the best sandwiches in town (cold fried chicken for the win!), but the man also makes a mean cookie. Big chunks of chocolate and cinnamon make this one special.


Chris Lipomi (artist) & Natilee Harren
Laura Owens (artist) & Mary Weatherford (artist)
Emi Fontana (West of Rome Public Art) presenting Vaginal Davis
Akina Cox (artist) with Andrew Berardini & Sarah Williams (The Art Book Review)

Hazelnut Chocolate Fudge Cookie from Sycamore Kitchen
Karen Hatfield’s new spot on La Brea has plenty of baked goods to tickle your fancy, but her cookies are a real standout. If you’re after something unique, try the chocolate chip rye.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Platine
Platine has some savory options like kalamata chocolate and potato chip, and those are really, really good. But nothing beats a classic oatmeal raisin cookie just like mom used to make.

*Cookies change every hour and are available while supplies last.