Events at Omnivore Books on Food

 

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Sat. April 26 • Erin Gleeson • The Forest Feast: Simple Vegetarian Recipes from My Cabin in the Woods • 3-4 p.m. FREE

 

. Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. The natural beauty of her surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for The Forest Feast, based on her popular blog. Most of the book’s 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning.

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Sat. May 3 • Deborah Madison • The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone • 3-4 p.m. FREE.

 

A fully revised and expanded edition of the most comprehensive vegetarian cookbook ever published, with more than 400,000 copies in print, from America’s leading authority on vegetarian cooking. Madison is known locally for having opened Greens restaurant.

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Sun. May 4 • Josey Baker • Josey Baker Bread • 3-4 p.m. FREE

 

This is the first true entry-level bread-baking cookbook, from Josey Baker, owner of The Mill and a former science teacher turned San Francisco baking sensation.Josey Baker Bread combines step-by-step lessons with more than 100 photographs, offering easy-to-follow guidance for aspiring bakers. Recipes start with the basic formula for making bread— requiring little more than flour, water, time, and a pan—and build in depth and detail as the user progresses to more complex loaves, including Josey's cult favorite Dark Mountain Rye.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Tues. May 6 • Deborah Madison Luncheon at Foreign Cinema. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Join us to celebrate Deborah's The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. Enjoy passed appetizers followed by a delicious 3-course meal inspired by the book, and we'll be on hand with Deborah selling and signing books. $85 + tax and service. Call the restaurant to reserve seats! (415) 648-7600 ext. 0. “Comprehensive doesn’t even begin to describe this all-encompassing classic of a book. Deborah Madison’s thoughtful and modern approach to cooking vegetables makes her a top authority on the subject, as well as a marvelous practitioner, crafting the most delicious dishes and exciting flavor combinations.”-Yotam Ottolenghi, author of Jerusalem

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Sat. May 10 • David Lebovitz • My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories • 3-5 p.m. FREE

 

It’s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks—most notably in Paris—incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes. In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today.

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Wed. May14 • Jeffrey Weiss • Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Charcutería: The Soul of Spain is the first book to introduce authentic Spanish butchering and meat-curing techniques to the American market. Included are more than 100 traditional Spanish recipes, straightforward illustrations providing easy-to-follow steps for amateur and professional butchers, and gorgeous full-color photography of savory dishes, Iberian countrysides, and centuries-old Spanish cityscapes.

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Thurs. May 15 • Lynda Balslaev & Robert Holmes • Almonds: Recipes, History, Culture • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

From the anatomy of a nut to the history of the almond in world culture, the cultivation of almond orchards in California, and nutrition provided by a favorite nut, Balslaev & Holmes provide a wealth of information about the versatile, high-protein, delicious almond.

 

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Mon. May 19 • Bryant Terry • Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

African, Caribbean, and southern food are all known and loved as vibrant and flavor-packed cuisines. In Afro-Vegan, renowned chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present wholly new, creative culinary combinations that will amaze vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike.

 

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Wed. May 21 • Ruth Reichl • Delicious! A Novel • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE.

Ruth Reichl is a born storyteller. Through her restaurant reviews, where she celebrated the pleasures of a well-made meal, and her bestselling memoirs that address our universal feelings of love and loss, Reichl has achieved a special place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, with this magical debut novel, she has created a sumptuous, wholly realized world that will enchant you.

 

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Thurs. May 22 • Laura Silver • Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Knish connections to Eleanor Roosevelt and rap music? Die-hard investigator Silver unearths those and other intriguing anecdotes involving the starchy snack once so common along Manhattan’s long-lost Knish Alley. In a series of funny, moving, and touching episodes, Silver takes us on a knish-eye tour of worlds past and present, thus laying the foundation for a global knish renaissance.

 

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