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Mort Rosenblum - Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements of Global Reporting

Friday, October 15, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Mort Rosenblum talks about Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements of Global Reporting ($12.00). Along with rip-roaring tales and wise advice from other veteran correspondents, Rosenblum draws on 40 years of experience to bring reality into focus and guide reporters on how to get close to their stories and come back safely.

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$12.00
ISBN: 9780982590829
Availability: Special Order
Published: de.Mo Design Limited - October 19th, 2010

What matters is the messagea text for journalists and a guide for citizens.


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Melissa Clark with Tara Duggan and Margo True - In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 6:00pm

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New York Times “A Good Appetite” columnist Melissa Clark in Conversation with San Francisco Chronicle “Working Cook” columnist Tara Duggan and Sunset Magazine food editor Margo True
Melissa Clark,
with Tara Duggan and Margo True, talks about In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite: 150 Recipes and Stories about the Food You Love ($27.50). A James Beard Award winner and New York Times food writer offers an inviting, easy, and delectable collection of 150 recipes and stories behind the food readers love. Clark is the author of The Deen Bros. Cookbook: Recipes from the Road.

Margo True
has been the food editor of Sunset magazine since 2006. Before Sunset, she was the executive editor at Saveur magazine, and before that, a senior editor and writer at Gourmet. Over the course of her career, Margo has won four James Beard journalism awards for her writing and has often been a guest on TV and radio programs. She lives in Menlo Park, California.

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$27.50
ISBN: 9781401323769
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Hyperion Books - September 7th, 2010

"Melissa Clark's recipes are as lively and diverse as ever, drawing on influences from Marrakech to Madrid to the Mississippi Delta. She has her finger on the pulse of how and what America likes to eat."
-Tom Colicchio, author of Craft of Cooking


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Jessica Theroux - Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Jessica Theroux discusses Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily ($40.00). American chef Theroux spent a year traveling throughout Italy, cooking and talking with Italian grandmothers. The result is a charming collection of recipes, techniques, anecdotes, and photos that celebrate Italy’s most experienced home cooks.

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By Jessica Theroux, Alice Waters (Introduction by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781599620893
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Welcome Books - September 28th, 2010

WINNER 2011 IACP Judges Choice Cookbook Award (International Association of Culinary Professionals)
WINNER 2011 IPPY Gold Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards)
Best Italian Cookbook of 2010 - Publisher's Weekly


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Linda Watanabe McFerrin - Dead Love

Monday, October 11, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Left Coast Writers Launch!
Linda Watanabe McFerrin talks about her supernatural thriller Dead Love ($14.95 paperback/ $26.95 special edition hardcover). It begins when Clément, a lovesick ghoul, falls for beautiful young Erin. Unfortunately, she is marked for death by the Japanese mob (the yakuza). Using secrets learned from a Haitian witchdoctor, and taking us to Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Malaysia, Clément finds a way to rescue and possess her—but not at all in the manner he expected!

This globalized manga turned literature is Twilight with teeth. Vivid storytelling and unforgettable characters unite to delight adults and younger readers with an interest in the otherworldly, proving once and for all that that if the undead have their way, love will never die!

Read Wendy Nelson Tokunaga's interview with McFerrin about Dead Love.

Visit the Dead Love Web site at http://www.deadlovebook.com/.

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781933330907
Availability: Special Order
Published: Stone Bridge Press - October 1st, 2010

Zombies, ghouls, vampires, gangsters; pursuit, betrayal, death—it's a globalized manga turned literature. Dead Love is Twilight with teeth.


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Pam Anderson - Perfect One-Dish Dinners

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Pam Anderson talks about Perfect One-Dish Dinners ($32.00). Anderson shares her secret for having people over without breaking stride: make just one dish. From paella to homey stew, this volume showcases about 40 such meals, perfect for every season and occasion. Anderson is the author of The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great.

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By Pam Anderson, Judd Pilossof (Photographer)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780547195957
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 1st, 2010

In Perfect One-Dish Dinners, the New York Times best-selling author Pam Anderson shares her secret for having people over without breaking stride: Make just one dish. Instead of a parade of offerings, she focuses attention on a single main course--a rustic tart, paella, grilled platter, or homey stew.


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Lan Samantha Chang - All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

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LitquakeLitquake Event!
Lan Samantha Chang presents her novel All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost ($23.95). At the renowned writing school in Bonneville, every student is simultaneously terrified of and attracted to the mysterious poet and professor Miranda Sturgis, whose high standards are both intimidating and inspiring. As two students, Roman and Bernard, strive to win her admiration, the lines between mentorship and love are blurred.

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$23.95
ISBN: 9780393063066
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 27th, 2010

Roman's star rises early, and his first book wins a prestigious prize. Meanwhile, Bernard labors for years over a single poem. Secrets of the past begin to surface, friendships are broken, and Miranda continues to cast a shadow over their lives. What is the hidden burden of early promise?


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Laura Stec - Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming

Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 11:00am

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Market to Table Event!
Laura Stec talks about Cool Cuisine: Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming ($24.99) and presents a cooking demo.

On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781423603924
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gibbs Smith Publishers - September 10th, 2008

Cool Cuisine Taking the Bite Out of Global Warming is a smorgasbord of scientific fact and culinary art where the reader learns new ways to look at the climate crisis. It is a quick, enjoyable, informative read, and is an entry point for readers new to the issues.


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Vanessa Barrington - DIY Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 11:45am

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Market to Table Event!
Vanessa Barrington presents DIY Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch ($24.95) and presents a cooking demo.

On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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By Vanessa Barrington, Sara Remington (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811873468
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - August 25th, 2010

For crafty green types who want to master the fundamentals of a scratch pantry and have graduated from simple weekend jam and baking activities, this book offers a wide variety of recipes and blueprints for artisanal food projects. Forty projects with accompanying recipes appeal to a range of skill levels and palates. D.I.Y.


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Rachel Saunders - The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook

Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 11:45am

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Market to Table Event!
Rachel Saunders
discusses The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook ($35.00) and presents a demo.

On Saturday mornings, chefs and cookbook authors lead free cooking demonstrations using seasonal ingredients from the Farmers Market. Join them in the CUESA kitchen (North Arcade) for tips, recipes, and a sample. We’ll be there with the books.

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By Rachel Saunders, Sara Remington (Photographer)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780740791437
Availability: Special Order
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 21st, 2010

Not your grandma's jam book, Blue Chair Fruit: Jam, Jelly & Marmalade is the definitive jam book of the 21st century approaching the nostalgic preserving kitchen with a modern sustainable eye. Author Rachel Saunders is the owner of the Bay Area's artisanal jam producer, Blue Chair Fruit.


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Liza Gershman - A Taste for Absinthe - Celebration with Absinthe Menu Next Door at Slanted Door!

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 6:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Book signing & talk will take place at Book Passage.
Absinthe menu will be available next door at Slanted Door following the event!
Event cosponsored by Tempus Fugit Spirits

Enjoy a panel discussion on the history, production, and future of Absinthe led by photographer of "A Taste for Absinthe", Liza Gershman, featuring Absinthe experts, John Troia, Peter Schaf, and Winston Gutherie.

Liza Gershman
presents A Taste for Absinthe: 65 Recipes for Classic and Contemporary Cocktails ($24.99). Beautifully illustrated with color photos by Gershman of classic and contemporary cocktails, this work helps to bring the Green Fairy out of hiding to its rightful place as a premium cocktail, offering choices to a new generation of absinthe drinkers in America.

After the event try four different absinthe-based cocktails from recipes contributed to the book on a special event-priced drinks menu at Slanted Door.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with amazing local bartenders:

  • Erik Adkins of Slanted Door and Heaven’s Dog
  • Scott Baird and Josh Harris – the Bon Vivants of 15 Romolo
  • Neyah White of Nopa 
  • Jason ‘Buffalo’ Lograsso of Bourbon & Branch and Quince
  • Tim Stookey of the Presidio Social Club
  • Ryan Fitzgerald of Beretta 
  • Danny Louie of DOSA
Winston Gutherie is the author of A Taste for Absinthe and the creator of the popular Absinthe Buyers Guide.

Tempus Fugit Spirits
Tempus Fugit Spirits is dedicated to importing and developing the finest spirits from around the globe to satisfy the demands of the most discerning cocktailian connoisseur. We are the Sole U.S. Agent for premium, award-winning absinthes from the historic absinthe producing regions in Switzerland and France. We are pleased to be at the forefront of this exciting and resurgent spirits category, which will shortly become a staple in any well-stocked drinking establishment or consumers’ personal spirits collection.

In addition,
Tempus Fugit Spirits is rediscovering antique liquors which had been lost to the modern world, starting with our flagship and already acclaimed, Gran Classico Bitter. These precious historical spirits are being recreated by our partner distilleries in Europe, the United States and even directly by us in Northern California.

It is with great pride that we bring the ‘spirit of history’ to the American consumer. The quality of the products that we represent clearly expresses why these critically-acclaimed brands stand at the very pinnacle of their categories.

John Troia 
The owner and cofounder of
Tempus Fugit Spirits, Troia is a leading expert on absinthe and has been directly involved in bringing the best, award-winning absinthe to the U.S. market. In addition to developing and producing some of the finest absinthe accessories on the market, he has amassed perhaps the finest vintage absinthe poster collection in the world. Troia spends much of his time traveling throughout the United States for training and seminars for numerous distributors, bars, and restaurants.

Peter Schaf 
Schaf is described by cutting edge food writer Louisa Chu as “the epicenter of the global absinthe revival” and one of the most influential behind-the-scenes players in the modern absinthe renaissance. He is a self-taught absinthe historian and 'distiller by experience'. Peter Schaf currently resides in Paris, France and travels frequently to the United States to develop ancient liquor recipes and promote absinthe and historic spirits.

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By R. Winston Guthrie, James F. Thompson, Dale Degroff (Foreword by), Liza Gershman (Photographer)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780307587534
Availability: Special Order
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 21st, 2010

Absinthe’s renaissance is quickly growing into a culinary movement. The “Green Fairy” is now showing up on cocktail menus at chic restaurants around the country.


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