Cooks with Books: Dana Cowin with Michael Chiarello - Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen

Bottega Restaurant, Yountville • Ticket: $140 (includes book)

 

 

For years, Dana Cowin, the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine kept a dark secret: from meat to vegetables, broiling to baking, breakfast to dinner, she ruined literally every kind of dish she attempted. Now, in Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen: Learning to Cook with 65 Great Chefs and Over 100 Delicious Recipes, the vaunted “first lady of food” finally comes clean about her many meal mishaps. With the help of friends—all-star chefs, including Mario Batali, Alex Guarnaschelli, and Tom Colicchio, among many others—Cowin takes on over 100 recipes dear to her heart. Ideal dishes for the home cook, each recipe has a high “yum” factor, a few key ingredients, and a simple trick that makes them special. With every dish, she attains a critical new skill, learning invaluable lessons along the way from the hero chefs who help her discover exactly where she goes wrong. Hilarious and heartwarming, encouraging and instructional, this book will inspire anyone who loves a good meal but fears its preparation. Featuring gorgeous full color photography, it is an intimate, hands-on cooking guide from a fellow foodie and amateur home chef, designed to help even the biggest kitchen phobics overcome their reluctance, with delicious results.

Dana Cowin, Food & Wine’s Editor-in-Chief since 1995, has been covering the world of food, wine, style, and design for over 30 years. In 2012, she was an inductee into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who in Food & Beverage in America.

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

 

Location: 
Street:
6525 Washington St.
City:
Yountville
,
Postal Code:
94599
$34.99
ISBN-13: 9780062305909
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ecco Press, 10/2014

Atul Gawande - Being Mortal

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $30 (includes a complimentary signed book)

 

 

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can improve not only life but also the process of its ending. Gawande asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end.

Gawande is the author of The Checklist Manifesto, Better, and Complications. He is also a MacArthur Fellow, a general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

 

Location: 
Street:
Dominican University
Additional:
50 Acacia Avenue
City:
San Rafael
,
Postal Code:
94901
$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780805095159
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Metropolitan Books, 10/2014

26th Annual Kidney Foundation Luncheon - S.F. Hilton

26th Anniversary • San Francisco Hilton
Sat., Oct. 25 • Doors open at 10:00 am
Call for reservations: (415) 543-3303 

Individual tickets are $135, and tables of 10 are $1300. 

Book Passage is pleased once again to be working with the National Kidney Foundation to arrange and present the San Francisco Authors Luncheon. This highly popular event is the finest author luncheon of its kind.

Michael Krasny
Master of Ceremonies

Christopher Kostow
Head chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood, which earned three Michelin stars and four stars in the San Francisco Chronicle under his leadership. Kostow was awarded the James Beard Award for Best Chef: West in 2013 and named one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2009. A New Napa Cuisine is his debut cookbook.

Eric Litwin
New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Pete the Cat series of children’s books and most recently, The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House.

Kelly Corrigan
Author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Glitter and Glue. Her previous titles include The Middle Place and Lift. Co-founder of the Notes & Words annual benefit concert.

Hampton Sides
Award-winning editor of Outside and the author of the bestselling histories Hellhound on his Trail, Blood and Thunder, and Ghost Soldiers. His latest book, In the Kingdom of Ice, is a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age.

Susan Vreeland
New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including Clara and Mr. Tiffany, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, and Lisette’s List, a novel centered on the great artists Cézanne, Pissarro, Chagall, and Picasso.

Arianna Huffington
Co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. Perennially on the lists of the most influential and powerful women in the world. Thrive, her latest book, is a call to arms to redefine how we measure success in our work lives and personal lives.

Norman Lear
Television producer of such groundbreaking sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. He has received four Emmy awards, a Peabody, and the National Medal of Arts. Even This I Get to Experience is his newly published autobiography chronicling his storied career.

 

Location: 
Street:
San Francisco Hilton
Additional:
333 O'Farrell Street
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94102

Cooks with Books: Yotam Ottolenghi - Plenty More

Insalata’s, San Anselmo • Single $120, Couple $180 (one book)

 

 

Yotam Ottolenghi’s monumentally successful cookbook, Plenty, changed the way people cook and eat vegetables. Plenty More continues in the spirit of Plenty, with 120 dazzling produce-focused dishes, prepared raw, grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, or braised. Ottolenghi includes main dishes, sides, salads, and sweets, all gorgeously featured in this color photo cookbook. Known for his creative spirit, intriguing flavors and playful spices, these fresh ingredients offer home chefs’ outstanding meals for the whole family. Ottolenghi is the author of bestselling cookbooks Jerusalem, Plenty, and Ottolenghi. He writes for the Guardian and appears on the BBC.

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

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Insalata's
Additional:
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
City:
San Anselmo
,
Postal Code:
94960
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781607746218
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ten Speed Press, 10/2014

Cooks with Books: Dorie Greenspan - Baking Chez Moi

Left Bank, Larkspur • Single $115; Couple $180 (one book)
 
 
 
 
 
In Baking Chez Moi, Dorie Greenspan focuses on pastries that are inspired by French tradition and by her travels around the country. The recipes include cakes (most simple, she claims), petit pastries, tarts and galettes, cookies, fruit desserts, creams, custards, puddings, and chocolate. She is the award winning author of Around my French Table.
 
The ticket includes the meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book. 
 
Location: 
Street:
507 Magnolia Ave
City:
Larkspur
,
Postal Code:
94939
$40.00
ISBN-13: 9780547724249
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 10/2014

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 highquality 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: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Life & Style, 10/2014



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