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Cooks with Books: Nigella Lawson - Simply Nigella

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6:30pm

Please note: online sales are now closed. Please call (415) 927-0960 x 1 to inquire about ticket availability.

Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur
Tickets: $125
Price includes meal, wine, tax, tip, and signed copy of the book

Internationally bestselling author Nigella Lawson's Simply Nigella is an inspirational and practical cookbook about cooking food that makes our lives easier, the sort of cooking that can be incorporated into our daily lives and celebrated without any stress. This is food that will make everyone feel better, both in body and mind. In this cookbook there are everyday recipes that are lighter and easy to prepare and cook, but also indulgent dishes for special occasions-the message is simple: balance is all! Containing 150 recipes for nourishing oneself, friends, and family, including breakfasts and brunches; fast, easy, and light suppers; a feasting chapter for entertaining a group; and a section dedicated to "Bowlfoods," to be eaten in comfort with a fork or spoon. There is also a wide array of sweet treats-including fabulous dairy-free and gluten-free recipes.

Nigella Lawson is an internationally-renowned chef, journalist, and cooking show host. Her many books of cooking and food writing, for which she has won several awards, include How to Be a Domestic Goddess, How to Eat, Nigella Bites, Nigella Express, Feast, Nigella Fresh, Nigella Christmas, and Nigella Kitchen. Her television cookery shows include "Nigella Bites", "Nigella Express", "Forever Summer, Nigella's Kitchen", and more. Her TV shows have been seen worldwide, on BBC and Channel 4 in the UK, and on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel in the US. In 2003, Nigella launched Nigella Lawson's Living Kitchen, a range of kitchen items designed in collaboration with Sebastian Conran, to widespread acclaim in the US. She lives in London.

Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250073754
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 3rd, 2015

"Part of the balance of life lies in understanding that different days require different ways of eating . . ."

Whatever the occasion, food-in the making and the eating-should always be pleasurable. Simply Nigella taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives with recipes that are uncomplicated and relaxed yet always satisfying.


Left Bank Brasserie
507 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939

Cooks with Books: Yotam Ottolenghi & Ramael Scully - NOPI: The Cookbook

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:00pm

Please note: this event is now sold out. To inquire about waitlist availability, please call (415) 927-0960 x1

Insalata's in San Anselmo
Tickets: $115
Price includes meal, wine, tax, tip, and signed copy of the book

Yotam Ottolenghi is beloved in the food world for his beautiful, inspirational cookbooks, as well as his Ottolenghi delis and his fine-dining restaurant, Nopi. In NOPI: The Cookbook, head chef Ramael Scully's Asian-inspired pantry meets Ottolenghi's Middle Eastern influences and brings the restaurant's favorite dishes within reach of the home cook.

Yotam Ottolenghi is the author of Plenty, Plenty More, and co-author with Sami Tamimi of Ottolenghi and Jerusalem, which was awarded Cookbook of the Year by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation. All four books were New York Times bestsellers. He lives in London, where he owns an eponymous group of restaurants and a high-end restaurant, Nopi. 

Ramael Scully was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and started his culinary career at the age of 17 in Sydney, Australia. Now head chef at Nopi, Scully first worked under Yotam Ottolenghi in 2004 at Ottolenghi.

 


 

Nopi: The Cookbook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781607746232
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 20th, 2015

A cookbook from acclaimed London restaurant Nopi, by powerhouse author Yotam Ottolenghi and Nopi head chef Ramael Scully.
Pandan leaves meet pomegranate seeds, star anise meets sumac, and miso meets molasses in this collection of 120 new recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurant.


Insalata's, 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Cooks with Books: Emeril Lagasse - Essential Emeril

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 12:00pm

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Tickets: $125 per person
Price includes meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book

One of the original Food Network stars, Emeril Lagasse has hosted numerous television shows, opened 13 restaurants, and become one of the most beloved personalities in the industry today, inspiring millions of fans with his great passion for food. In Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen, the iconic chef goes back to basics, presenting more than 130 recipes that defined his award-winning career, each tested and perfected for today's home cook. Emeril is at the reader's elbow throughout, offering valuable tips and step-by-step photo tutorials to ensure flawless results. Fans will delight in Emeril's anecdotes revealing the inspiration behind each recipe, with appearances from A-list names , Mario Batali, Roy Choi, and Nobu Matsuhira, to family members and early influences such as Julia Child and Charlie Trotter. Gorgeously photographed and imbued with his signature warmth, this book is Emeril's most personal cookbook yet, offering an intimate portrait of a chef at the top of his game.

Emeril Lagasse is a chef, restaurateur, and the author of eighteen bestselling cookbooks, including Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches and Sizzling Skillets and Other One Pot Wonders. He is the proprietor of thirteen award-winning restaurants across the country and is the host of The Originals with Emeril and Emeril's Florida, both airing on the Cooking Channel. He has been the food correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America for fourteen years. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts and promote nutrition and healthy eating.

Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780848744786
Availability: Backordered
Published: Oxmoor House - October 6th, 2015

-Thinking back on all of the wonderful people I have learned from and the dishes I have made over the years, I knew that I had to get them all down in one place. This book is it.-- Emeril Lagasse


Left Bank Brasserie
507 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939

Cooks with Books: Ruth Reichl - My Kitchen Year

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

Insalata's in San Anselmo
Tickets: Single $125; Couples $180
Price includes meal, wine, tax, tip, and a signed copy of the book

Please note: online ticket sales are now closed. For waitlist availability, please call (415) 927-0960 x 1.

In the fall of 2009, the food world was rocked when Gourmet magazine was abruptly shuttered by its parent company. No one was more stunned by this unexpected turn of events than its beloved editor in chief, Ruth Reichl, who suddenly faced an uncertain professional future. As she struggled to process what had seemed unthinkable, Reichl turned to the one place that had always provided sanctuary, her kitchen. This book follows the change of seasons and Reichl's emotions as she slowly heals through the simple pleasures of cooking. The 136 recipes collected here represent a life's passion for food: a blistering ma po tofu that shakes Reichl out of the blues, a decadent grilled cheese sandwich that accompanies a rare sighting in the woods, and a rhubarb sundae that signals the arrival of spring. Here, too, is Reichl's enlivening dialogue with her Twitter followers, who become her culinary supporters and lively confidants. Part cookbook, part memoir, part paean to the household gods, My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes that Changed my Life may be Ruth Reichl's most stirring book yet one that reveals a refreshingly vulnerable side of the world's most famous food editor as she shares treasured recipes to be returned to again and again and again. 

Ruth Reichl joined Gourmet as Editor in Chief in April 1999 after previously working for The New York Times, where she had been the restaurant critic since 1993. As chef and co-owner of The Swallow Restaurant from 1974 to 1977, she played a part in the culinary revolution that took place in Berkeley, California. She later served as restaurant critic for New West and California magazines. In 1984, she became restaurant critic of the Los Angeles Times, where she was also named food editor. Reichl began writing about food in 1972, when she published a book called Mmmmm: A Feastiary. Since then, she has authored the critically acclaimed, best-selling memoirs, Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me With Apples. Reichl has been honored with three James Beard Awards and with numerous awards from the Association of American Food Journalists. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, and lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Singer and their son.

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781400069989
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Los Angeles Times - NPR - Men's Journal - BookPage - Booklist - Publishers Weekly


Insalata's
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960

Richard Dawkins - Brief Candle In the Dark

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University of CA
Ticket: $35 (Includes Signed Book)

Please Note: Online registration is closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement in a Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science. Dawkins reminisces on exploring the halls of intellectual inquiry and the stardom he encountered after the publication of The Selfish Gene and the funny stories about the great men and women he's known. Dawkins offers a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged him to shift his attention to the intersection of culture, religion, and science. He also invites the reader to look more closely at the brilliant succession of ten influential books that grew naturally out of his busy life, highlighting the ideas that connect them and excavating their origins. Throughout his memoir, Dawkins shares with us his infectious sense of wonder at the natural world, his enjoyment of the absurdities of human interaction, and his bracing awareness of life's brevity.

Richard Dawkins, voted Prospect magazine's #1 World Thinker, is the author of the blockbuster bestseller The God Delusion. He was first catapulted to fame with The Selfish Gene, which he followed with The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor's Tale, A Devil's Chaplain, The Greatest Show on Earth, and The Magic of Reality. Dawkins is a fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. He was the inaugural holder of the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Royal Society of Literature Award, the Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the Kistler Prize, the Shakespeare Prize, the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing About Science, the Galaxy British Book Awards Author of the Year Award, and the International Cosmos Prize of Japan.

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062288431
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Published: Ecco Press - September 29th, 2015

In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth century--The God Delusion.


Angelico Hall
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Gloria Steinem - My Life on the Road

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 1:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican Univeristy of CA

Please note: this event is sold out. To inquire about waitlist availability, please contact Aliza Goldberg at (415) 927-0960 x233.

Gloria Steinem had an itinerant childhood. Every fall, her father would pack the family into the car and they would drive across the country, in search of their next adventure. Steinem would spend much of her life on the road, as a journalist, organizer, activist, and speaker. In vivid stories that span an entire career, Steinem writes about her time on the campaign trail from Bobby Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, her early exposure to social activism in India, organizing ground-up movements in America, the taxi drivers who were vectors of modern myths and the infinite contrasts that Steinem encountered as she traveled back and forth across the country. My Life on the Road provides a unique perspective of one of the greatest feminist icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, in an inspiring, profound, enlightening memoir of one woman’s life-long journey.

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and remained one of its editors for fifteen years. In 1968, she had helped to found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and Marilyn: Norma Jean, on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Ms. Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, National Magazine awards, an Emmy Citation for excellence in television writing, the Women’s Sports Journalism Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, and many more. In 2013, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

My Life on the Road Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780679456209
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Published: Random House - October 27th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Gloria Steinem--writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader--tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.


Angelico Hall
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Bill Kreutzmann - Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

In conversation with co-author Benjy Eisen

Sweetwater Music Hall
Tickets: $25 - 40

An evening in conversation with Bill Kreutzmann and co-author of Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead,  Benjy Eisen, also of Rolling Stone.  Bill's adventure-filled life as the Grateful Dead’s drummer, includes great stories of music and mayhem, Jerry Garcia and the band, and fellow musicians and friends Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Ken Kesey, John Belushi and many others. Rare photos and beautiful cover art by famous psychedelic artist Stanley Mouse are also part of this fantastic new book.

 

 

The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways.


Sweetwater Music Hall
19 Corte Madera Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Isabel Allende - The Japanese Lover

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 7:00pm

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $35 (Includes Signed Book)

In Conversation with Don George

In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live with her aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom, but the two are cruelly separated by the consequences of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Ichimei and his family, like thousands of other Japanese Americans, are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly Alma and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco’s charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover explores questions of identity, abandonment, redemption, and the impact of fate on our lives. 

Isabelle Allende was born in Peru, raised in Chile and now lives in California. She is the author of a number of bestselling and critically acclaimed books, including The House of the Spirits, Daughter of Fortune, Paula, and My Invented Country. Her books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages and have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. 

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501116971
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Published: Atria Books - November 3rd, 2015

Named one of the most anticipated novels of the year by New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Publishers Weekly, The Huffington Post, and more.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Jacques Pépin - Jacques Pépin Heart and Soul in the Kitchen

Monday, October 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Please note: online ticket sales have closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

In conversation with Tyler Florence

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
Tickets: $45 (Includes Signed Book)

In the companion book to his final PBS series, world-renowned chef Jacques Pépin shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family. Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen is an intimate look at the celebrity chef and the food he cooks at home with family and friends. There are the simple dinners Jacques prepares for his wife, like the world's best burgers (the secret is ground brisket). There are elegant dinners for small gatherings, with tantalizing starters like Camembert cheese with a pistachio crust and desserts like little foolproof chocolate soufflés. And there are the dishes for backyard parties, including grilled chicken tenderloin in an Argentinean chimichurri sauce. Spiced with reminiscences and stories, this book reveals the unorthodox philosophy of the man who taught millions how to cook, revealing his frank views on molecular gastronomy, the locovore movement, Julia Child and James Beard, on how to raise a child who will eat almost anything, and much, much more. For both longtime fans of Jacqués and those who are discovering him for the first time, this is a must-have cookbook.

Tyler Florence is a Food Network star, author of twelve books, product designer, and the chef-owner of Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco and El Paseo in Mill Valley, California. He also produces wines under his California Crush label, and opened the Tyler Florence Test Kitchen, a culinary laboratory, think tank, and event space, in late 2014. He lives in California with his family.

 

Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780544301986
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2015

In the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Cooks with Books: Jacques Pépin - Jacques Pépin Heart and Soul in the Kitchen

Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 5:30pm

Please note: this event is now sold out. To inquire about waitlist availability, please call (415) 927-0960 x1.

Peju Winery in Napa Valley • $145

"Think of this book as an invitation to come over to our house for a meal. Like most gatherings here, it will be accompanied by plenty of interesting conversation about food, spiced with reminiscences, stories, perhaps a little gossip, and of course, generous pouring of wine." —From the introduction. 

Jacques Pépin Heart and Soul in the Kitchen features over 200 French-inspired recipes from Jacques Pépin's childhood, his travels in Asia and Latin America, and beyond. This impressive collection will be published in celebration of Jacques' 80th birthday and the airing of his final KQED show on PBS  entitled Jacques Pépin: Heart and Soul. Jacques is one of the world's most well known cooking teachers, author of 25 cookbooks, the star in 13 acclaimed cooking television shows, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the James Beard Foundation, and recipient of the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction. We are honored to have Jacques Pépin return to our Cooks with Books dining series. This event will sell out, so purchase tickets soon!

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

Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780544301986
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2015

In the companion book to his final PBS series, the world-renowned chef shows his close relationship to the land and sea as he cooks for close friends and family.


Peju Province Winery
8466 St Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573

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