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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Sat. Sept. 5 • Marcella Kriebel • Mi Comida Latina: Vibrant, Fresh, Simple Authentic • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Mi Comida Latina captures the warmth and depth of culinary traditions in Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Puerto Rico. Artist/author Marcella Kriebel’s vivid, charming watercolors accompany more than 100 recipes including arepas, tamales, ceviches, fish tacos, salsas, flan, spicy micheladas and icy watermelon paletas, plus traditional kitchen tools, techniques and practical tips for choosing and preparing mango, cactus, yucca, coconut and other produce.

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Sat. Sept. 12 • Samantha Seneviratne • The New Sugar and Spice: A Recipe for Bolder Baking • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Raise your desserts to a whole new level of flavor with The New Sugar & Spice, a collection of more than eighty unique, unexpected, and uniformly delicious recipes for spice-centric sweets. Discover new recipes from around the globe, such as Sri Lankan Love Cake or Swedish-inspired Saffron Currant Braid. Or, give your classic standbys a bold upgrade, such as making Raspberry Shortcakes with zingy Double Ginger Biscuits.

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Wed. Sept. 16 • Dana Velden • Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Kitchen Meditations and Inspired Recipes from a Mindful Cook • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Nothing is more ordinary than the kitchen, and yet it is the perfect place to explore who we are and what we are capable of. In Finding Yourself in the Kitchen, Dana Velden asks you to seek deeper meaning in this space and explores what cooking can teach about intimacy, failure, curiosity, and beauty.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Thurs. Sept. 17 • Heidi Swanson. Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel • Dinner at Camino Restaurant in Oakland, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Known for combining natural foods recipes with evocative, artful photography, New York Timesbestselling author Heidi Swanson circled the globe to create this mouthwatering assortment of 120 vegetarian dishes. Camino will prepare a special dinner in the fireplace from Heidi's fantastic new book. $120 all-inclusive. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dinner-party-at-camino-with-heidi-swanson-tickets-18181251613

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Sat. Sept. 19 • Amy Guittard. Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent Recipes from San Francisco's Premium Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Company • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE, with chocolate tasting!

Guittard, San Francisco's oldest continuously family-owned chocolate company, makes some of the best premium chocolate available. With 50 tempting photographs and 60 simple recipes for every kind of indulgence, Amy Guittard presents tried-and-true favorite recipes from five generations of Guittards. And yes, of course there will be samples!

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Sat. Sept. 26 • Sheridan Warrick • The Way to Make Wine: How to Craft Superb Table Wines at Home • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE, with Pinot Noir to sample.

Rich with insider know-how, this book divulges the many practical advances made in the past few decades and demonstrates that do-it-yourself winemaking is now simpler and more rewarding than ever. Straightforward illustrations of key tools and steps help make this book one-stop shopping for wine lovers, beer brewers, avid cooks, or anyone who’s ever dreamed of producing table wines at home.

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Sun. Sept. 27 • Amelia Saltsman • The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen: A Fresh Take on Tradition • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE, with house-made bagels and schmears from Bom Dia Market!

Amelia traces the delicious thread of Jewish cuisine from its ancient roots to today’s focus on seasonality and sustainability. Guided by the Jewish lunar calendar, she divides the book into six micro-seasons that highlight the deep connection of Jewish traditions to the year’s natural cycles.

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Wed. Sept. 30 • Joanne Weir • Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE, with Weir's own wines to sample!

Chef, cooking instructor, and PBS television host Joanne Weir has inspired legions of home cooks with her signature California-Mediterranean cuisine and warm, engaging style. In Kitchen Gypsy, the James Beard Award-winning author offers a taste of the people, places, and flavors that have inspired her throughout the years.

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Some Tantalizing Previews of Upcoming Fall Events
Mark Your Calendars - Details to Come!



Fri. Oct. 2 • Cat Cora. Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness • 6:30-7:30. p.m. At Omnivore • FREE.

Off-Site Event! Tues. Oct. 6 • Ruth Reichl • My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. • Cocktail reception with small plates from recipes in the book at Bar Agricole • 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Sun. Oct. 11 • Jacques Pepin. Jacques Pepin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen • 3:00-4:00 p.m. At Omnivore. FREE

Off-Site Event! Tues. Oct. 20 • Enrique Olvera. Mexico from the Inside Out. • Cocktail reception with small plates from recipes in the book at Bar Agricole • 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Off-Site Event! Sat. Oct. 24 • Daniel Humm & Will Guidara • The NoMad Cookbook • Cocktail reception with small plates from recipes in the book at Bar Agricole • 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Thurs. Oct. 29 • Yotam Ottolenghi • NOPI: The Cookbook • 6:30-8:00 p.m. At Omnivore. FREE

Off-Site Event! Sat. Oct. 31 • Eric Werner • Hartwoood • Dinner at Camino Restaurant • 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Off-Site Event! Thurs. Nov. 5 • Lidia Bastianich • Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook • At the JCC SF • 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets & details: https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/lectures/culinary/lidia-bastianich/

Sat. Nov. 7 • Dominique Crenn • Atelier Crenn: Metamorphosis of Taste • 3:00-4:00 p.m. At Omnivore • FREE

Tues. Nov. 17 • Nigella Lawson • Simply Nigella • 6:30-7:30 p.m. At Omnivore • FREE

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