Class: Gisella Petrone - Advanced Italian

11/03/2014 10:15 am
Six Mondays: Nov. 3-Dec 15 (no class 11/24) • 8:30-10:15am • $185

 

 

 
Gisella Petrone has a Master’s degree from the University of Calabria. She has taught English, Italian, Latin, Roman History, and Italian cooking.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Class: Graciela Pera - Intermediate Spanish

11/03/2014 11:00 am
Seven Mondays, Nov. 3 - Dec. 15 • 9:00-11:00am • $220


 
 
Graciela Pera was born in Buenos Aires. She is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires and has been teaching Spanish for over 35 years.
 
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Cooks with Books: Marcus Samuelsson - Marcus Off Duty

Jardinier 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: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 10/2014

Tom Christensen, Jane Vandenburgh, Barbara Tannenbaum & Steve Woodhams - Catamaran Literary Reader

Catamaran Literary Reader will be celebrating the launch of its 7th issue with readers.

Thomas Christensen will be reading an excerpt from his new book River Of Ink

Jane Vandenburgh, author of Architecture of the Novel.

Barbara Tannenbaum is a journalist and author based in San Rafael. Her work has apppeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Salon, and San Francisco Magazine. She recently finished a novel set in Los Angeles about daughters and mothers transforming their lives during the culturally turbulent 1970s.

Stephen Woodhams, author.

Catamaran is based in Santa Cruz California and has published work by Jonathan Franzen, Ursula K. LeGuin, TC Boyle, Douglas Brinkley, Molly Gloss, Wendell Berry, Ellen Bass, Paul Muldoon, Gary Snyder, Alfredo Vea, Andrew X. Pham, and many others.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$35.00
ISBN-13: 9781619024267
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC, 12/2014

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781582435978
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Counterpoint, 8/2010

Class: Jasmin Darznik - Memoir Workshop

11/03/2014 8:00 pm

4 Mon.: Nov. 3 -24 • 6:00-8:00pm • $120

 

 

Jasmin Darznik offers inspiration and practical advice, including tips on interviewing family members and managing the emotional and ethical challenges of writing a memoir. An award-winning writer and teacher, Jasmin received her Ph.D. in English from Princeton. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Good Daughter.


Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$24.99
ISBN-13: 9780446534970
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 1/2011

Left Coast Writers®: Laurie King - Garment of Shadows

Garment of Shadows begins in a strange room in Morocco, where Mary Russell is trying to solve a pressing mystery: Who am I? She has awakened with shadows in her mind, blood on her hands, and soldiers pounding on the door. Out in the hivelike streets, she discovers herself strangely adept in the skills of the underworld, escaping through alleys and rooftops, picking pockets and locks. She is clothed like a man, and armed only with her wits and a scrap of paper containing a mysterious Arabic phrase. Overhead, warplanes pass ominously north.
 
Meanwhile, Holmes is pulled by two old friends and a distant relation into the growing war between France, Spain, and the Rif Revolt led by Emir Abd el-Krim—who may be a Robin Hood or a power mad tribesman. The shadows of war are drawing over the ancient city of Fez, and Holmes badly wants the wisdom and courage of his wife, whom he’s learned, to his horror, has gone missing. As Holmes searches for her, and Russell searches for herself, each tries to crack deadly parallel puzzles before it’s too late for them, for Africa, and for the peace of Europe.

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2014’s Dreaming Spies).  She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology.  She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”.

Left Coast Writers provides literary connections, support, readings, writing tips, literary chat, unabashed networking, and great fun. LCW hosts a variety of activities to launch the books of members and explore publishing alternatives. See bookpassage.com/left-coast-writers

 

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780553386769
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Bantam, 8/2013



View Calendar of Events & Classes

Shopping cart

View your shopping cart.

Upcoming Programs