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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Fri. Aug. 22 • Mark and Talia Kurlansky • International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook their Way Around the World • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE


Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night--the recipes, stories, and insights he's collected over more than thirty years of traveling the world writing about food, culture, and history, and his charming pen-and-ink drawings, which appear throughout the book.

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Sun. Aug. 24 • Theresa Wahl • The Auntie Em's Cookbook: A Musician's Guide to Breakfast and Brunch • 3-4 p.m. FREE.


Theresa Wahl, chef-owner of L.A.'s Auntie Em's Kitchen, showcases her simple and beloved recipes for breakfast, brunch, and dessert in a cookbook that celebrates seasonal and local flavors. Drawing inspiration from her past as a punk guitarist, Wahl pairs her recipes with a playlist, sharing her belief that food tastes better when there's music in the kitchen.

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Wed. Aug. 27 • Jessica Battalina • Corn • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE


Jessica Battilana writes about food and the people who make it. A former cheesemonger, caterer and private chef (and East coast transplant), she now lives in San Francisco and spends her days chronicling chefs and restaurants, developing and testing recipes, co-writing cookbooks, and otherwise messing around in the world of food. Corn is the latest edition from Short Stack Editions.

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Thurs. Sept. 4 • Sara Deseran & Joe Hargrave • Tacolicious: Festive Recipes for Tacos, Snacks, Cocktails, and More. 6:30-7:30 • FREE, with drinks and snacks.


A collection of recipes for fun, accessible taqueria fare--including colorful salsas, tasty snacks, irresistible cocktails, and of course tacos galore--from the wildly popular San Francisco restaurants and acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market food stand, Tacolicious.

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Sat. Sept. 6 • Munchies Contest! 3-4 p.m. • FREE for contestants, $5 for tasters-only.


Every year, the San Francisco Public Library chooses a book for its One City One Book reading challenge. This fall, their choice is Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin, and we're celebrating like it's 1976! To enter, make your favorite munchies for everyone to try - at stake is a free copy of the book and half the door money, and the more entrants, the merrier. We welcome tasters, too, because you'll be judging your favorite and helping us pick a winner. Come one, come all, come stoned or not - who knows, maybe Armistead himself will even show up!

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