Events at Omnivore Books on Food

If you would like a signed copy of a book from one of our events, but are unable to attend,
just call the shop at 415-282-4712, we’ll be happy to take care of it for you.

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Sat. July 9 • Steven Rothfeld • Israel Eats • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Steven Rothfeld, a world-class photographer, spent several months traveling through Israel to explore the vibrant food scene. The locals guided him from one great restaurant to another, and to growers and producers of fine foods as well. This book is a delicious compilation of stories, recipes, and stunning photographs of Israel’s food culture today. From north to south, Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, chefs and food growers have branched out from a vast array of cultural influences and traditions in Israel’s history to create fresh, contemporary fusions and flavors.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Thurs. July 14 • Alex Raij & Eder Montero • Basque: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito • Dinner with the authors at Camino Restaurant!

Chefs Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero are masters of Basque cooking, and their New York City restaurant Txikito is renowned for its revelatory preparations of simple ingredients. In this much-anticipated and deeply personal debut, Raij and Montero share more than one hundred recipes from Txikito—all inspired by the home cooking traditions of the Basque Country—that will change the way you cook.

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Sat. July 16 • First Annual Big Book Sale! • 11 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

It's time to finally admit I have a buying problem. After 8 years in business, it's time for a summer clearance sale to make room for the Fall books, and you are the beneficiary. Select tables of books will be 50% off, and ALL other books are 20% off, for ONE DAY ONLY! This is an in-store event, so you must be present to take advantage of this fabulous sale. Come one, come all!

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Sun. July 17 • Elizabeth Bard • Picnic in Provence: A Memoir with Recipes • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Ten years ago, New Yorker Elizabeth Bard followed a handsome Frenchman up a spiral staircase to a love nest in the heart of Paris. Now, with a baby on the way, Elizabeth takes another leap of faith with her husband when they move to Provence and open an artisanal ice cream shop. Filled with enticing recipes such as stuffed zucchini flowers, fig tart, and honey-and-thyme ice cream, Picnic in Provence is the story of everything that happens after the happily ever after. With wit, humor, and a scoop of wild strawberry sorbet, Bard reminds us that life-in and out of the kitchen-is a rendezvous with the unexpected.

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Fri. July 22 • Ursula Heinzelmann • Beyond Bratwurst: A History of Food in Germany • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

The inhabitants of modern-day Germany do not live exclusively on bratwurst. Defying popular perception of the meat and potatoes diet, Ursula Heinzelmann’s Beyond Bratwurst delves into the history of German cuisine and reveals the country’s long history of culinary innovation.Telling the story of beer, stollen, rye bread, lebkuchen, and other German favorites, the recipe-packed Beyond Bratwurst will find a place on the shelves of food historians, chefs, and spätzle lovers alike.

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Sat. July 23 • Erin Coopey • Infusing Flavors: Intense Infusions for Food and Drink: Recipes for oils, vinegars, sauces, bitters, waters & more • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Infusing Flavors features recipes to infuse mind-blowing flavors into teas, tisanes, bitters, liqueurs, aguas frescas, waters, vinegars, oils, gastriques, shrubs, ice creams, soft drinks, and more. Each section in the book is packed with unique recipes. You'll learn which herbs, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and even seeds can be prepared and infused into all-natural food and drink recipes. With its emphasis on flavor infusions that stretch beyond your standard cocktail bitters, this book is a special treat for any food lover.

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Sat. July 30 • Mi Ae Lipe • Bounty from the Box: The CSA Box Cookbook • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

This is a comprehensive resource, whether you get your produce from a CSA box, farmers market, or grocery store. Arranged by season, Bounty from the Box contains over 350 delicious recipes--many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Each crop features extensive information on nutrition, selection, storage, cleaning, cooking techniques, and serving ideas. Bounty also showcases exceptional American CSA farms that strengthen their communities by providing not just food but also employment, education, housing, environmental stewardship, compassion, and hope.

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Wed. August 3 • Martin Cate • Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE, with rum punch!

Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia.

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