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.

To see photos from some of our past author events, click here!

Mon. Dec. 5 • Cal Peternell • A Recipe for Cooking • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE, with wines from Selection Massale!

Twelve Recipes provided the basic techniques and recipes for essential home cooking. Now, A Recipe for Cooking takes home cooks to the next level. Cal Peternell gives you everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two. He organizes the recipes by season to help cooks plan their meals from first bite to last—how a meal should start, what should be the main attraction, what should be served alongside, and how to choose the perfect finish.

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Tues. Dec. 6 • Best Food Writing 2016 • Featuring Phyllis Grant, Michael Procopio, John Birdsall, Rachel Levin, and Jessica Battilana! • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

From the year’s hottest trends (this year: meal kits and extreme dining) to the realities of everyday meals and home cooks (with kids, without; special occasions and every day) to highlighting those chefs whose magic is best spun in their own kitchens, these essays once again skillfully, deliciously evoke what’s on our minds—and our plates. Join a panel of this year's authors and pull up a chair.

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Thurs. Dec 8 • Elaine Khosrova • Butter: A Rich History • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

From its humble agrarian origins to its present-day artisanal glory, butter has a fascinating story to tell, and Khosrova is the perfect person to tell it. With tales about the ancient butter bogs of Ireland, the pleasure dairies of France, and the sacred butter sculptures of Tibet, Khosrova details butter’s role in history, politics, economics, nutrition, and even spirituality and art.

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Sat. Jan. 14 • Elizabeth Howes • The Modern Salad: Innovative New American and International Recipes Inspired by Burma's Iconic Tea Leaf Salad • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Bursting with bold flavors, hearty ingredients, crunchy textures and brilliant colors—the salads in this book are a feast for your senses.

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Sat. Jan. 21 • Cynthia Nims • Crab: 50 Recipes with the Fresh Taste of the Sea from the Pacific, Atlantic & Gulf Coasts • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

If you dream about perfectly prepared crab cakes, steamed Dungeness straight from the shell, or lightly coated soft-shell blue crabs, this is your cookbook. Culinary expert Cynthia Nims offers 50 delicious ways to love crab--whether it's Dungeness, Alaskan king, and snow crab from the West Coast or blue and stone crab from the East.

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