Events at Omnivore Books on Food

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Sat. Oct. 20 • Julia Turshen • Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers • Interview with Cassandra Landry, Editor-in-Chief at Chefsfeed. • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

By the author of the wildly popular Small Victories, Now & Again features more than 125 delicious and doable recipes and 20 creative menu ideas help cooks of any skill level to gather friends and family around the table to share a meal (or many!) together. This cookbook comes to life with Julia's funny and encouraging voice and is brimming with good stuff.

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Sun. Oct. 21 • Kristen Miglore • Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Drawing from her James Beard Award-nominated Genius Recipes column and powered by the cooking wisdom and generosity of the Food52 community, creative director Kristen Miglore set out to unearth the most game-changing dessert recipes from beloved cookbook authors, chefs, and bakers - and collect them all in one indispensable guide.

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Tues. Oct. 23 • Wendy MacNaughton, Caroline Paul and Sebastian Beckwith • A Little Tea Book: All the Essentials from Leaf to Cup • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

From tea guru Sebastian Beckwith and New York Times bestsellers Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton comes the essential guide to exploring and enjoying the vast world of tea. From orange pekoe to pu-erh, tea expert Sebastian Beckwith provides surprising tips, fun facts, and flavorful recipes to launch dabblers and connoisseurs alike on a journey of taste and appreciation. Along with writer and fellow tea-enthusiast Caroline Paul, Beckwith walks us through the cultural and political history of the elixir that has touched every corner of the world.

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Sat. Oct. 27 • Samin Nosrat • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Join us for an encore talk with best-selling author Samin Nosrat! Echoing Nosrat's own journey from culinary novice to award-winning chef, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat immediately bridges the gap between home and professional kitchens. With charming narrative, illustrated walkthroughs, and a lighthearted approach to kitchen science, Samin demystifies the four elements of good cooking for everyone. Now a major Netflix show!

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Sun. Oct. 28 • Anissa Helou • Feast: Food of the Islamic World • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Helou has lived and traveled widely in this region, from Egypt to Syria, Iran to Indonesia, gathering some of its finest and most flavorful recipes for bread, rice, meats, fish, spices, and sweets. With sweeping knowledge and vision, Helou delves into the enormous variety of dishes associated with Arab, Persian, Mughal (or South Asian), and North African cooking, collecting favorites like biryani or Turkish kebabs along with lesser known specialties such as Zanzibari grilled fish in coconut sauce or Tunisian chickpea soup.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Mon. Oct. 29 • Yotam Ottolenghi in conversation with Samin Nosrat • At the JCCSF. 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $85 and include a signed copy of the book

Beloved chef and powerhouse cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi returns to the JCCSF to celebrate his newest book Ottolenghi Simple. Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly delicious simple meals. SOLD OUT!

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Tues. Oct. 30 • Cathy Barrow • Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet & Savory Slab Pies. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Washington Post food columnist Cathy Barrow has written a delicious book that includes seventy-five foolproof recipes, along with inventive decoration tips that will appeal to baking nerds and occasional bakers alike. And this fresh, uncomplicated take on pie will surely pique the interest of those who have previously been reluctant to take out their rolling pin.

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Sat. Nov. 3 • Omnivore's Ten-Year Anniversary Party! • 3:00-5:00 p.m. FREE!

I know - can you believe it? I opened Omnivore a decade ago, and time went by just as fast for me as for you. I'm proud of what I created, and thankful for all of you supporting me, so let's celebrate! We'll have food, cake, and booze, as well as a special party favor to give away. Join us!

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Sun. Nov. 4 • Ignacio Mattos • Estela • Dinner at Camino Restaurant! 5:00 p.m.

TICKETS HERE! One flight up, in a bustling neighborhood bistro overlooking the chaos of one of downtown New York’s busiest streets, Ignacio Mattos serves food so uncannily delicious it consistently earns him accolades like “Chef of the Year,” and his restaurant Estela a spot among the World’s 50 Best. Estela, the long-awaited cookbook, shows how to think like Ignacio Mattos, who as an immigrant sees ingredients with fresh eyes. This will be out last dinner with Camino before they close, so grab your tickets now!

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Wed. Nov. 7 • Michael Solomonov & Steven Cook • Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

For their first major book since the trailblazing Zahav, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the food of the people—the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. Usually served from tiny eateries, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or market stalls, these specialties have passed from father to son or mother to daughter for generations. To find the best versions, the authors scoured bustling cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, and sleepy towns on mountaintops. They visited bakeries, juice carts, beaches, even weddings.

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Sat. Nov. 10 • Dorie Greenspan • Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Dorie's new cookbook is about cooking everyday food with verve. There’s smoked salmon in that gorgeous brunch tart on the cover – dill, capers and cream cheese, too. (Think bagels and lox without the bagels.) There are walnuts in the meatballs, Mediterranean spices in the shepherd’s pie and cranberries and lemon curd in my version of the beloved meringue dessert, Eton Mess. All unexpected. All designed to delight. Nothing hard about it.

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Sun. Nov. 11 • Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad • I Am a Filipino and This is How We Cook • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Written by trailblazing restaurateurs Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad, I Am a Filipino is a cookbook of modern Filipino recipes that captures the unexpected and addictive flavors of this vibrant and diverse cuisine. The techniques (including braising, boiling, and grilling) are simple, the ingredients are readily available, and the results are extraordinary. Filled with suitably bold and bright photographs, I Am a Filipino is like a classic kamayan dinner—one long, festive table piled high with food.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Mon. Nov. 12 • Magnus Nilsson • The Nordic Table • At the JCCSF • 7:00 p.m.

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Join Swedish chef and photographer Magnus Nilsson, featured in the Emmy-Award winning The Mind of a Chef and Chef's Table, as he shares his explorations and images of the rich food traditions and landscapes of the Nordic region. Nilsson has traveled extensively throughout Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden collecting recipes and documenting the landscape of this singular region, which he celebrates in The Nordic Cookbook and The Nordic Baking Book and at his award-winning restaurant Fäviken.

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Wed. Nov. 14 • Justin Wangler & Tracey Shepos Cenami • Season: Wine Country Food, Farming, & Friends • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

In the kitchens and gardens of Jackson Family Wines, cooking is way of life. It’s about crafting food that starts with what’s growing in the soil, grazing in the fields, and swimming in the sea—food prepared with a light hand, seasoned with confidence, and served with casual sophistication. It’s about treating wine not as an afterthought to pair with a dish, but as a starting point for that dish to spring from.

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Thurs. Nov. 15 • Stephanie Hua • Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

A tasty and unique collection of cannabis recipes: This collection of 30 bite-sized, low-dose recipes ventures boldly beyond pot brownies with tasty, unique, and innovative treats. Designed for bakers of all skill levels, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen includes simple recipes like Spiced Superfood Truffles alongside more advanced recipes like Strawberry Jam Pavlovas - all brought to life with vibrant photography.

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Sat. Nov. 17 • Jordan Michelman & Zachary Carlsen • The New Rules of Coffee • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

An illustrated guide to the essential rules for enjoying coffee both at home and in cafes, including tips on storing and serving coffee, coffee growing, roasting and brewing, plus facts, lore, and popular culture from around the globe. And of course, there will be coffee to sample!

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Thurs. Nov. 29 • John Briscoe • Crush: The Triumph of California Wine • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Look. Smell. Taste. Judge. Crush is the 200-year story of the heady dream that wines as good as the greatest of France could be made in California. A dream dashed four times in merciless succession until it was ultimately realized in a stunning blind tasting in Paris. In that tasting, in the year of America's bicentennial, California wines took their place as the leading wines of the world.

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