Food expert, author and television personality Simon Majumdar makes a few appearances in greater Hartford over the next couple of days.
On Wednesday, Majumdar appeares at the Mark Twain House for a free Book/Mark event at 8 p.m. He'll discuss his latest book, "Fed White and Blue: Finding America With My Fork" (Hudson Street Press, $25.95) in conversation with Jamie McDonald, owner and chef at Bear's Smokehouse BBQ in Hartford and Windsor. McDonald, a competitive eater, is featured in the first chapter of the book that explores what it really means to become an American by examining what Americans eat. Reservations: 860-280-3130 or www.marktwainhouse.org.
McDonald will also host Majumdar at each of his restaurants for casual meet-and-greet sessions and book signings Thursday; he'll appear at the Hartford location from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and then at the Windsor eatery from 6 to 8 p.m. bearsbbq.com.
Majumdar is a frequent guest on Food Network shows and is a recurring judge on "Cutthroat Kitchen." He also is the author of "Eat My Globe" and "Eating For Britain." simonmajumdar.com.