Allen Salkin, author of the newly released From Scratch: Inside the Food Network will be hosting a book signing at The Burger Bistro, on Thursday, Oct 17th from 6 to 8pm to mark the start of the New York City Wine and Food Festival. Journalist and author, Salkin will talk briefly about the book and will be available to sign books. From Scratch goes behind the scenes about the business and culture at The Food Network and the changes through out the years since it’s beginning in 1993. The book costs $25 and comes with a complimentary $10 gift certificate to The Burger Bistro. Osso bucco sliders and apple cider sangria will be served. There will also be a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate to The Burger Bistro. The Burger Bistro is located on the Upper East Side at 1663 1st Avenue.