The Texas Book Festival is just a few weeks away, and the Kentucky-based chef and author Edward Lee is one of the top names on the food lineup.

The owner of 610 Magnolia, MilkWood and Whiskey Dry in Louisville is also involved in a few restaurants in the Washington DC area, and you've probably seen him on "The Mind of a Chef" or other TV shows. His first book, "Smoke & Pickles," was a traditional cookbook, but his newest book, "Buttermilk Graffiti," is more of a travelogue memoir with recipes.

He'll be talking about the book at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the festival in the Central Market Cooking Tent. I'll be moderating the conversation with Chris Ying, who this year published "You and I Eat the Same," another look at food, immigration and community.

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, Lee is teaming up with Olamaie for a three-course brunch featuring recipes from Olamaie chef Michael Fojtasek.  The morning will kickoff with passed appetizers from Olamaie, with Lee onsite to welcome and mingle with guests. Tickets ($125) include a signed copy of the book.

You can find the full Texas Book Festival schedule here.