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Paul Greenberg - Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Award-winning journalist Paul Greenberg presents Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food ($25.95). Greenberg takes us on a culinary journey, from Norwegian mega fish farms to the South Pacific, exploring the history of the fish that dominate our menus—salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna—and examines where each stands at this critical moment in time.

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781594202568
Availability: Special Order
Published: Penguin Press - July 15th, 2010

Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Whereas just three decades ago nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild, rampant overfishing combined with an unprecedented bio-tech revolution has brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex and confusing marketplace.


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Evan Goldstein - Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs

Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 6:00pm

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Evan Goldstein presents Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs ($34.95). The best wine and food pairings create harmony among unexpected flavors. In this adventurous companion to the acclaimed Perfect Pairings, Master Sommelier Goldstein shows how anyone can bring these emerging, exciting varieties to the table. Includes recipes.

Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780520254787
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Published: University of California Press - April 28th, 2010

The best wine and food pairings create harmony among unexpected flavors. Chardonnay, Riesling, and Merlot are classic pairing choices, but less conventional grape varieties like Albarino, Grenache, Gruner Veltliner, Malbec, and Tempranillo are becoming increasingly popular, coveted by those with curious palates and a taste for good value.


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Children’s Italian Book Fair - La Festa del Libro 2010

Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 10:00am to Monday, September 6, 2010 - 6:00pm
Sept. 5-6: 10:00-6:00 pm, San Francisco store

Please join us to discover and celebrate some of the finest Italian children’s literature available. Enjoy a selection of more than 200 children’s books and songs from the most distinguished Italian publishers. The book selection offers a large range of educational topics, design and multimedia styles for kids age 0 to 10. La Festa del Libro 2010 is organized by Papilio Books.


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Market to Table Event: Sherri Brooks Vinton - Put ‘em Up!

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:00am
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Preservation Festival! Sherri Brooks Vinton talks about Put ‘em Up! ($19.95) and The Real Food Revival ($18.95) 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.

Put 'em Up!: A Comprehensive Home Preserving Guide for the Creative Cook, from Drying and Freezing to Canning and Pickling Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603425469
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Published: Storey Publishing - June 2nd, 2010

With simple step-by-step instructions and 175 delicious recipes, this book will have even the timidest beginners filling pantries and freezers in no time Put 'em Up includes complete how-to information for every kind of preserving: refrigerating, freezing, air- and oven-drying, cold- and hot-pack canning, and pickling.


The Real Food Revival: Aisle by Aisle, Morsel by Morsel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781585424214
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tarcher - June 16th, 2005

Say good-bye to flavorless tomatoes, mealy apples, and "mystery meats." Say hello to the way food used to taste-and still can.

The Real Food Revival is a book of celebration and indulgence, an ode to culinary delight, and an indispensable reference guide for food lovers everywhere. It takes you through the delicious process of filling your pantries (and tummies) with Real Food.


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Market to Table Event: Andrew Swallow - Mixt Salads: A Chef’s Bold Creations

Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 11:45am
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Andrew Swallow talks about Mixt Salads: A Chef’s Bold Creations ($28.00) 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.
Mixt Salads: A Chef's Bold Creations Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580080576
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 27th, 2010

Dare to get more out of your greens
From healthy, superfood packed entree salads to indulgent affairs featuring premium ingredients, this bold collection of more than 60 recipes for voracious omnivores and vivacious salad lovers features unusual and dynamic ingredient pairings that take salads to a whole new level.


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Market to Table Event: Nan Chase - Eat Your Yard: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers For Your Landscape

Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 11:00am
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Nan Chase talks about Eat Your Yard: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers For Your Landscape ($19.99) 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.

Eat Your Yard: Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Landscape Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781423603849
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Published: Gibbs Smith - March 1st, 2010

Eat Your Yard has information on 35 edible plants that offer the best of both landscape and culinary uses. Edible plants provide spring blossoms, colorful fruit and flowers, lush greenery, fall foliage, and beautiful structure, but they also offer fruits, nuts, and seeds that you can eat, cook, and preserve.


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Market to Table Event: Jennie Schacht - Farmers Market Desserts

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 11:45am
Free Event - Open to the Public
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Jennie Schacht talks about Farmers' Market Desserts ($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.
Farmers' Market Desserts Cover Image
By Jennie Schacht, Leo Gong (Photographer)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780811866729
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chronicle Books - April 14th, 2010

The number of U.S. farmers' markets has grown by 20% over the past three years to nearly 5,300 nationwide. This collection of tempting desserts inspired by those markets and the farmers who share their produce there satisfies the sustainable shopper's sweet tooth with more than 50 recipes for tarts, crisps, cupcakes, puddings, and more.


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Left Coast Writers Presents: Christi Phillips - The Devlin Diary

Monday, August 9, 2010 - 6:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
San Francisco store

Speaker: Christi Phillips, author of The Devlin Diary

Author Elaine Bond leads the Left Coast Writers as they read stories and tell tales at our Ferry Building store. Free & open to the public.

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Jennifer Weiner - Fly Away Home

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Free Event - Open to the Public
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Jennifer Weiner talks about her novel Fly Away Home ($26.99). When a senator’s extramarital affair makes headlines, three women—his wife and two daughters—are drawn into the painful glare of the national spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each is forced to reconsider her life, who she is and who she is meant to be. Weiner is the author of In Her Shoes.

Fly Away Home Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780743294270
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Atria Books - July 13th, 2010

Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . .


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National Kidney Foundation - 24th Annual San Francisco Author Luncheon

Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
During the last two decades, the annual San Francisco Author’s Luncheon has grown into the Bay Area’s premier literary event. This year is no different: the National Kidney Foundation celebrate its 24th annual luncheon on Saturday, November 10 with six nationally known, best-selling authors: Emma Donoghue, Chef Hubert Keller, Vincent Lam, Tom Lichtenheld, Andrew McCarthy and Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger. Master of Ceremonies is Michael J. Krasny, PhD, host of KQED public radio’s Forum. Book Passage is proud to be part of this major literary event.

Nearly 2 million people in Northern California suffer from chronic kidney disease, including 1 million living in the Greater Bay Area. Luncheon proceeds support the work of the National Kidney Foundation to directly enhance the lives of people in our community who are either dialysis or transplant patients, or at risk for developing kidney disease.

Individual Tickets are $125, Individual Tables are $1,100 before September 1st, and Table Sponsorships begin at $2,500. Reserve individual seating, a reader's table, or become a sponsor today! For more information, please call 415.543.3303 or visit
this webpage.

Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781449411428
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 30th, 2012

An intimate look at the life of celebrated chef Hubert Keller, through 120 inspiring recipes, personal stories, myriad photographs, and other memorabilia.


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811877824
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - May 4th, 2011

The #1 New York Times bestseller


Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America's Leaders Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780061924705
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: William Morrow & Company - June 11th, 2012

One of the most captivating heroes of the last decade and the author of the New York Times bestseller Highest Duty explores the nature of leadership with some of America's best and brightest


Astray Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780316206297
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 30th, 2012

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.


The Headmaster's Wager Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780307986467
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hogarth - August 14th, 2012

A superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting debut novel about one man’s loyalty to his country, his family and his heritage
 


The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781451667486
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Free Press - September 18th, 2012

Award-winning travel writer and actor Andrew McCarthy delivers a revealing and insightful memoir about how travel helped him become the man he wanted to be, helping him overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment.


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