Creator of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Comes to Berks –

Posted By on October 18, 2021

The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks in partnership with Exeter Community Library announce the next author of the third season of Literatour Berks, a community-wide celebration with 14 events featuring authors, celebrities, and cultural influencers throughout Berks County. The public is invited to a Noontime Knowledge event with David Page, author of Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind Americas Favorite Dishes on Tuesday, October 19 at 12 p.m. at Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks, 1100 Berkshire Blvd. Suite 125, Wyomissing, PA.

Two-time Emmy winner David Page changed the world of food television by creating The Food Networks Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Before that, as a network news producer, he traveled America and the world covering the biggest stories and indulging his love for terrific food. Hes passionate, engaging, humorous, and he has fascinating stories to tell.

What is American cuisine? What national menu do we share? What dishes have we chosen, how did they become American, and how are they likely to evolve from here? In Food Americana, David Page answers all these questions and more.

Food Americana is the inside story of how Americans have formed a national cuisine from a world of flavors. Sushi, pizza, tacos, bagels, barbecue, dim sumeven fried chicken, burgers, ice cream, and many morewere born elsewhere and transformed into a unique American cuisine. It is a riveting ride into every aspect of what we eat and why.

The community is invited to the Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks on Tuesday, October 19 at 12 p.m. for a Noontime Knowledge event with Page. After the discussion Page will be signing copies of his book which will be on sale courtesy of Reads & Company Bookshop of Phoenixville, the official book vendor of Literatour Berks. The event is free and open to the public however reservations are required. To reserve a spot please visit or call 610-921-0624. Masks are required for attendees.

Literatour Berks is a community program that will bring 14 authors in exciting programs from September 2021 to May 2022 to Berks County, in-person and virtually. Now in its third season, Literatour Berks is presented by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks in partnership with Exeter Community Library. A complete list of authors and topics can be found at Additional support in the form of community patrons is acknowledged and appreciated.

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