Cooks with Books: Gabrielle Hamilton - Prune

Left Bank in Larkspur • Single $125; Couple $185 (one book)

 

 

At 12, Gabrielle Hamilton started working as a dishwasher and from there went on to college, cook, cater, until she opened up New York's beloved Lower East Side restaurant Prune in 1999. Hamilton has become one of America's most recognized chefs and her bestselling memoir, Blood, Bones and Butter, captured readers' hearts. The Prune recipe book offers 250 favorite recipes written from a unique cook-to-cook perspective. Her straight forward, down home cooking style garnered not only neighborhood loyalty but nods from food critics, gourmands and fellow chefs alike. Hamilton has won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef NYC, and writes regularly for Bon Appetit, GQ, The New Yorker, Saveur, and many other publications.

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

 

 

Location: 
Street:
Left Bank Restaurant
Additional:
507 Magnolia Ave
City:
Larkspur
,
Postal Code:
94939

Prune (Hardcover)

$45.00
ISBN-13: 9780812994094
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Random House, 11/2014

Kathryn Otoshi & Bret Baumgarten - Beautiful Hands

Special added celebration! 

Reception at 6:00pm

Co-authors Bret Baumgarten and Kathryn Otoshi (Zero, One, Two) celebrate the forthcoming release of their beautifully written and illustrated book Beautiful Hands. Based on Bret Baumgarten’s experience of holding his daughter’s hands every morning and asking her, "What will your beautiful hands do today?,” this book was created to inspire children everywhere to use their power to help themselves and others achieve their dreams.

Click link below to order book!

 

Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Beautiful Hands (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780990799306
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Blue Dot Press, 4/2015

Carole Bumpus - A Cup of Redemption

Just weeks after 9/11 two friends — one French, the other American — are drawn back into the havoc of WWII, in a search for clues to haunting family secrets. Rising out of the collateral damage wrought by war emerges A Cup of Redemption, a poignant story for generations about love, loss, and desire for redemption through legitimacy.
 
Marcelle, born at the close of World War I, carries her father's surname — along with the shame of illegitimacy. Her daughter Sophie, born during the Second World War, believes her childhood nightmares are over when she marries and moves to the US. But they recur when she is called to France to hear Marcelle’s deathbed request: “Find my father.” Bound to redeem her mother’s identity, Sophie enlists the help of her American friend Kate to search for Marcelle’s real father.
 
As the women struggle to solve the mystery, their lives become entwined forever when they lay bare their own hidden past. While the two scour records, old letters and diaries, uncovering lives torn apart during war, more than one shadow
emerges.
 
Carole Bumpus is a retired therapist and a full time writer. Her fiction and nonfiction, including travel and food essays, are published in the US and France. Her blog, Savoring the Olde Ways, is taken from her interviews in France and Italy about the tradition and cultures of food in the family. Her memoir stories have been published in three Fault Zone anthologies: Words from the Edge, Stepping Up to the Edge and Over the Edge.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

A Cup of Redemption (Paperback)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781938314902
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: She Writes Press, 10/2014

CANCELLED: Left Coast Writers®: Cristina Olsen - Kissing the Sky

Kissing the Sky is an autobiography of the soul in poetic and visual form that begins with loss and loneliness, but soon transforms into love and an expansive freedom of the soul. From post-war London to the vast Pampas of Argentina, from Buenos Aires to the hills of Novato, California, the author weaves a meditative tapestry of poetry and photography celebrating the beauty of nature and it’s power to transform pain into joy.

Cristina Olsen was born and raised in Argentina, then continued her education up through the doctoral level in the United States. For 20 years she lived as a global nomad, shifting residences between South America and the United States and vagabonding through countries around the world, eventually settling in Marin County, California. She has been a translator, language teacher, lecturer on world religions, and fundraiser for environmental programs

 

 

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111

Lalita Tademy - Citizens Creek

The New York Times bestselling author of the Oprah Book Club Pick Cane River brings us Citizens Creek, the evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage.

Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks came into constant contact, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. His talent earned him money—but would it also grant him freedom? And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian Removal westward?

Cow Tom’s legacy lives on—especially in the courageous spirit of his granddaughter Rose. She rises to leadership of the family as they struggle against political and societal hostility intent on keeping blacks and Indians oppressed. But through it all, her grandfather’s indelible mark of courage inspires her—in mind, in spirit, and in a family legacy that never dies.

Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California.

 

Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.biz/Lalita-Tademy/425079951#sthash.Jyh6Cza1.dpuf
Lalita Tademy is the author Cane River, a New York Times bestselling novel and the 2001 Oprah Book Club Summer Selection, and its critically acclaimed sequel Red River. She lives in Northern California. - See more at: http://authors.simonandschuster.biz/Lalita-Tademy/425079951#sthash.Jyh6Cza1.dpuf
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925

Citizens Creek (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781476753034
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Atria Books, 11/2014

Tony Gemignani - The Pizza Bible

The Pizza Bible is the first comprehensive guide to making the world’s favorite styles of pizza from internationally renowned chef and 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.

Pizza is one of the world's most well-known and beloved foods, but most pizza books only cover one or two varieties of pie. Tony has spent his life tracking down and perfecting the great regional and international pizza styles and variations and is now revealing the recipes, secrets, and techniques behind his award-winning pies and acclaimed restaurants. From Chicago deep-dish or cracker-thin to a big, fluffy Sicilian pan pizza or classic Neapolitan margherita with authentic char blistering the edges, he’s all about bringing pizza to the people in all its glorious forms—and teaching us all how to turn out five-star killer-pizzeria-quality pizzas at home.

Tony Gemignani is the chef and owner of eight restaurants: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Capo's, Tony's Coal-Fired Pizza, and Slice House by Tony Gemignani at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Pizza Rock in Sacramento and Las Vegas, Tony's of North Beach, and Slice House by Tony Gemignani in Rohnert Park. The U.S. Ambassador of Neapolitan Pizza to the city of Naples, Gemignani is also proprietor of the International School of Pizza in San Francisco, where he certifies chefs from around the world.

 

Location: 
Street:
1 Ferry Building
City:
San Francisco
,
Postal Code:
94111
Country:
United States
$29.99
ISBN-13: 9781607746058
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ten Speed Press, 10/2014



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