Dining with Writers: Corky, Lori, Tracy & Dana Pollan - The Pollan Family Table

Spinster Sisters, Santa Rosa • Ticket: $95 (includes book & meal)

 

 

A gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family--with a foreword from Michael Pollan.
In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family's best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview. This stunning and practical cookbook gives readers the tools they need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in their everyday lives and to make great, nourishing, delectable meals that bring families back to the table.


Standouts like Grand Marnier Citrus Roasted Chicken, Crispy Parmesan Zucchini Chips, and Key Lime Pie with Walnut Oatmeal Crust are easy to make yet sophisticated enough to dazzle family and friends. This instant kitchen classic will help readers create incredible meals and cultivate traditions that improve health, well-being, and family happiness.

Location: 
Street:
Spinster Sisters
Additional:
401 South A Street
City:
Santa Rosa
,
Postal Code:
95401
$30.00
ISBN-13: 9781476746371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Scribner Book Company, 10/2014

John Byrne Cooke - On the Road with Janis Joplin

In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of  D.A. Pennebaker’s film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin’s road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm.
 
Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill’s 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas.
 
On the Road with Janis Joplin is an intimate memoir that spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could.

John Byrne Cooke was Janis Joplin’s road manager from 1967 until her death. He is an award-winning author of four previous books, a performing musician with decades of experience, a photographer, and a filmmaker. He has written book reviews for the New York Times, Washington Post Book World, and the Los Angeles Times.

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780425274118
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Berkley Hardcover, 11/2014

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

Jardinière 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: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
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



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