Events at Omnivore Books on Food

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Sat. July 11 • Lesley Tellez • Eat Mexico: Recipes from Mexico City's Streets, Markets & Fondas • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

Eat Mexico is a culinary love letter to one of the biggest cities in the world—a chaotic, vibrant place where residents eat from sidewalk grills and stands, and markets and casual restaurants serve up fresh, hot food daily. In this book, journalist Lesley Téllez—who also runs her own food tour company in Mexico City—takes you through the city's most classic dishes, offering recipes from her favorite haunts on the streets, in city markets, and in small, homestyle fondas.

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Sun. July 12 • Paleo Party! • Russ Crandall (Paleo Takeout), Simone Miller (Zenbelly), and Jenny Castaneda (One Pot Paleo) • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

Three major authors of Paleo cookbooks will come together to discuss their work on the subject. Their combined years of experience make them the perfect spokespeople for this food movement - come meet them and hear their stories!

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Thurs. July 16 • Jessica Fechtor • Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed in graduate school and her young marriage, and thinking about starting a family. Then one day, she went for a run and an aneurysm burst in her brain. She nearly died. She lost her sense of smell, the sight in her left eye, and was forced to the sidelines of the life she loved. Jessica's journey to recovery began in the kitchen as soon as she was able to stand at the stovetop and stir.

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Sat. July 18 • Jeff Koehler • Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

This is the story of how Darjeeling tea began, was key to the largest tea industry on the globe under Imperial British rule, and came to produce the highest-quality tea leaves anywhere in the world. It is a story rich in history, intrigue and empire, full of adventurers and unlikely successes in culture, mythology and religions, ecology and terroir, all set with a backdrop of the looming Himalayas and drenching monsoons.

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Sat. July 25 • Dianne Jacob, interviewed by Irvin Lin • Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

With recipe-driven blogs, cookbooks, magazines, and endless foodie websites, food writing is ever in demand. In this new edition of the award-winning guide, noted journalist and writing instructor Dianne Jacob addresses the needs of bloggers looking to engage social media followers.

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Sun. Aug. 9 • Louella Hill • Burrata-making Demo with the author of Kitchen Creamery! 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

From cheesemaking authority and teacher Louella Hill comes an education so timely and inspiring that every cheese lover and cheesemonger, from novice to professional, will have something to learn. Kitchen Creamery starts with the basics (think yogurt, ricotta, and mascarpone) before graduating into more complex varieties such as Asiago and Pecorino.

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Tues. Aug. 11 • Jenn Louis • Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy's Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

Rising culinary star and 2012 Food & Wine Best New Chef Jenn Louis shares her recipes and expertise in hand-forming beloved shapes such as gnocchi, orecchiette, gnudi, and spatzli as well as dozens of other regional pasta specialties.

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Sat. Aug. 15 • Steven Satterfield • Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

Chef of the award-winning Atlanta restaurant Miller Union, Steven Satterfield—dubbed the “Vegetable Shaman” by theNew York Times’ Sam Sifton—has enchanted diners with his vegetable dishes, capturing the essence of fresh produce through a simple, elegant cooking style.

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