Mario Batali - America: Farm to Table

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Ticket: $40 (includes a complimentary signed book)
Please note the new start time of 1:00pm for this event!

 

 

In conversation with Liam Mayclem

Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book America—Farm to Table, he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville to San Francisco to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products.

Batali counts 24 restaurants, nine cookbooks, nurmerous television shows and the 50,000-square-foot Eataly marketplace among his ever-expanding empire of deliciousness. Mario and his business partner, Joe Bastianich, recently opened B&B Burger&Beer in The Venetian Hotel & Casino, their fourth restaurant in las Vegas. Mario is also the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes; and Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from my Home to Yours. Mario appears 3 times a week on ABC's "The Chew," a daytime talk show that celebrates and explores life through food. 

Emmy award-winning Liam Mayclem is the host & producer of KCBS’ Foodie Chap segments and former KPIX 5 TV’s Eye on The Bay, which airs weekends. He has cooked with the world’s top chefs like Thomas Keller, Tyler Florence, Martin Yan, Cat Cora and interviewed music royalty, including BB King, Ringo Starr, Sting, and Tony Bennett.

 

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781455584680
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Grand Central Life & Style, 10/2014

Dining with Writers: Corky, Lori, Tracy & Dana Pollan - The Pollan Family Table

Spinster Sisters, Santa Rosa • Ticket: $95 (includes book & meal)

 

 

A gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family--with a foreword from Michael Pollan.
In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family's best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals that bring families back to the table.


Standouts like Grand Marnier Citrus Roasted Chicken, Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Chips, and Key Lime Pie with Walnut Oatmeal Crust are easy to make yet sophisticated enough to dazzle family and friends. This instant kitchen classic will help readers create incredible meals and cultivate traditions that improve health, well-being, and family happiness.

Location: 
Street:
Spinster Sisters
Additional:
401 South A Street
City:
Santa Rosa
,
Postal Code:
95401
$30.00
ISBN-13: 9781476746371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Scribner Book Company, 10/2014

Cooks with Books: Marcus Samuelsson - Marcus Off Duty

Jardinière in San Francisco • Single $125; Couple $205 (one book)

      

 

For two decades, Marcus Samuelsson has captivated food lovers with his brilliant culinary interpretations. Born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and trained in European kitchens, he is a world citizen turned American success story. Not only was Samuelsson the youngest chef ever to receive three stars from the New York Times, he is also a five-time James Beard Award recipient, a winner of Top Chef Masters, and a judge on Chopped. Chosen by President Obama to cook the first state dinner, he is now a charismatic TV host.

In Marcus Off Duty, the chef who former President Bill Clinton says "has reinvigorated and reimagined what it means to be American" serves up the dishes he makes at his Harlem home for his wife and friends. The recipes blend a rainbow of the flavors he experienced in his travels-Ethiopian, Swedish, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, and Southern soul. His eclectic, casual food includes dill-spiced salmon; coconut-lime curried chicken; mac, cheese, and greens; chocolate pie spiced with Indian garam masala; and for kids, peanut noodles with slaw. This is an inside glimpse into how one of the world's top chefs cooks in his home kitchen for those nearest and dearest to him.

Marcus Samuelsson is owner of Red Rooster restaurant in Harlem and former Executive Chef and co-owner of New York's Restaurant Aquavit, AQ Cafe at Scandinavia House, and Riingo. His cookbooks include Aquavit and the New Scandinavian Cuisine, The Soul of a New Cuisine, which won the 2007 James Beard Foundation Award for best international cookbook, and New American Table.

The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book. 

 

Location: 
Street:
Jardiniere
Additional:
300 Grove Street
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94102
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9780470940587
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 10/2014

Book Passage Cooking Class: Heather Greene - Whisk(e)y Distilled

11/07/2014 9:30 pm
Fri., Nov. 7 • 6:30-9:30 pm • Cavallo Point Cooking School • $125
Attendees must be 21 +
 
 
 
 
Whiskey is in demand these days. It is the fastest growing drink of choice in the country. In Whisk(e)y Distilled: A Populist Guide to the Water of Life, Heather Greene dispels myths, shares knowledge and research, in this class, and provides tastings for whiskey newbies and connoisseurs, while Cavallo Point pairs a meal to go along with this special brown spirit. Greene is the current director of the Whiskey School at the Flatiron Room in Manhattan and the first American woman to serve on the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society tasting panel in Edinburgh. Seats are limited.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
Cavallo Point Cooking School
Additional:
601 Murray Circle
City:
Sausalito
,
Postal Code:
94965
$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780670016808
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Studio, 10/2014

Cooks with Books: Gabrielle Hamilton - Prune

Left Bank in Larkspur • Single $125; Couple $185 (one book)

 

 

At 12, Gabrielle Hamilton started working as a dishwasher and from there went on to college, cook, cater, until she opened up New York's beloved Lower East Side restaurant Prune in 1999. Hamilton has become one of America's most recognized chefs and her bestselling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, captured readers' hearts. The Prune recipe book offers 250 favorite recipes written from a unique cook-to-cook perspective. Her straight forward, down home cooking style garnered not only neighborhood loyalty but nods from food critics, gourmands and fellow chefs alike. Hamilton has won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef NYC, and writes regularly for Bon Appetit, GQ, The New Yorker, Saveur, and many other publications.

The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book. 

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Left Bank Restaurant
Additional:
507 Magnolia Ave
City:
Larkspur
,
Postal Code:
94939

Prune (Hardcover)

$45.00
ISBN-13: 9780812994094
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House, 11/2014

Dining with Writers: Sean Brock - Heritage

Intimate Meals with Famed Authors at The Spinster Sisters Restaurant in Santa Rosa

Spinster Sisters Restaurant • Santa Rosa
Ticket: $95 person (includes the book, meal, wine, tax, tip & dessert)

 

 

Sean Brock is the chef behind the gamechanging restaurants Husk and McCrady’s, and Heritage, his first book, offers all of his inspired recipes. The recipes include all the comfort food (think food to eat at home) and high-end restaurant food (fancier dishes when there’s more time to cook) for which he has become so well-known.

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Spinster Sisters
Additional:
401 South A Street
City:
Santa Rosa
,
Postal Code:
95401

Heritage (Hardcover)

$40.00
ISBN-13: 9781579654634
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Artisan Publishers, 10/2014



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