Events at Omnivore Books on Food

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Thurs. July 27 • Patricia Tanumihardja • Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Author Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced food writer and expert on Asian and sustainable farm-to-table cooking. She shows you how to buy and use the freshest in-season produce to create delicious dishes with startlingly new flavors and textures. She also explains in this Asian cookbook how the use of contrasting textures (for example silky tofu with crunchy peanuts) can create greater food enjoyment and a stimulating new dining experience.

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Sat. July 29 • Brittany Wood Nickerson • Recipes from the Herbalist's Kitchen: Delicious, Nourishing Food for Lifelong Health and Well-Being • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

With in-depth profiles of favorite culinary herbs such as dill, sage, basil, and mint, Nickerson offers fascinating insights into the healing properties of each herb and then shares 110 original recipes for scrumptious snacks, entrées, drinks, and desserts that are specially designed to meet the body’s needs for comfort, nourishment, energy, and support through seasonal changes.

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Sun. July 30 • Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff • Other Avenues Are Possible: Legacy of the People's Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE.

Other Avenues Are Possible offers a vivid account of the dramatic rise and fall of the San Francisco People's Food System of the 1970s. Weaving new interviews, historical research, and the author's personal story as a longstanding co-op member, the book captures the excitement of a growing radical social movement along with the struggles, heartbreaking defeats, and eventual resurgence of today's thriving network of Bay Area cooperatives, the greatest concentration of co-ops anywhere in the country.

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Tues. Aug. 1 • Daniel Patterson & Mandy Aftel • The Art of Flavor: Practices and Principles for Creating Delicious Food • Moderated by Harold McGee. 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Michelin two-star chef Daniel Patterson and celebrated natural perfumer Mandy Aftel are experts at orchestrating ingredients. Yet in a world awash in cooking shows and food blogs, they noticed, home cooks get little guidance in the art of flavor. In this trailblazing guide, they share the secrets to making the most of your ingredients via an indispensable set of tools and principles.

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Sat. Aug. 5 • A Party to Celebrate the Life of Flo Braker • 3-5 p.m. FREE

Flo Braker was among the most prominent American bakers of the last 50 years. Her sudden death last month at the age of 78 left many who knew her and her work bereft. I thought it would be nice to put on a celebration of her wonderful spirit, and to ask folks to bring their favorite Flo desserts for all to share. I'll also have many of her personal book collection for sale, as well as some of her treasured chocolate moulds, so come raise a glass to Flo with us, see the books that inspired her, and taste her sweet recipes.

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Sun. Aug. 20 • Deepa Thomas • Deepa's Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Part cookbook and memoir, Deepa’s Secrets introduces breakthrough slow carb and gut-healing recipes that are simple and nutrient-packed, without sacrificing its rich South Asian flavors. On a mission to demystify and make healthy an “exotic” cuisine, Deepa shares shortcuts and techniques that will make "New Indian" everyday fare. Bold and intimate, Deepa’s Secrets will undoubtedly change your cooking, and quite possibly your life.

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Wed. Aug. 30 • Michael W. Twitty • The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race and appropriation. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine.

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