Food & Wine Events

John Boyne - A History of Loneliness

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 1:00pm

A novel as intimate as it is universal, A History of Loneliness is the riveting narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history. It confirms John Boyne as one of the most searching storytellers of his generation. Boyne is the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

$26.00
ISBN: 9780374171339
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - February 3rd, 2015

The riveting narrative of an honorable Irish priest who finds the church collapsing around him at a pivotal moment in its history


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Literary Luncheon: Dave Barry - Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 12:00pm

Ticket: $55 (includes meal & signed book) 

 

 

In Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster) you'll find brilliant, brand-new, never-before-published pieces, Dave Barry passes on home truths to his new grandson and to his daughter Sophie, who will be getting her learner’s permit in 2015 (“So you’re about to start driving! How exciting! I’m going to kill myself”). He explores the hometown of his youth, where the grown-ups were supposed to be uptight fifties conformists, but seemed to have a lot of un–Mad Men–like fun—unlike Dave’s own Baby Boomer generation, which was supposed to be wild and crazy, but somehow turned into neurotic hover-parents. He dives into everything from the inanity of cable news and the benefits of Google Glass (“You will look like a douchebag”) to the loneliness of high school nerds (“You will never hear a high school girl say about a boy, in a dreamy voice, ‘He’s so sarcastic!’”), from the perils of home repair to firsthand accounts of the soccer craziness of Brazil and the just plain crazy craziness of Vladimir Putin’s Russia (“He stares at the camera with the expression of a man who relaxes by strangling small furry animals”), and a lot more besides. By the end, if you do not feel wiser, richer in knowledge, more attuned to the universe... we wouldn’t be at all surprised. But you’ll have had a lot to laugh about!

Dave Barry’s recent bestselling books include You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead, and Insane City.

 

$26.95
ISBN: 9780399165955
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2015

During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom, * (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on--to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying experience.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CO 94925

Lilly & Audrey Andrews - Cooking Light's 'We Heart Cooking!'

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 12:30pm

Special Meet & Greet Event!

Twelve-year-old Twin Chefs Lilly and Audrey Andrews are going to teach you and your kids how to make 85 taste bud-tingling recipes that are a blast to cook and eat! With an emphasis on creativity, tasty flavor combinations and ease in preparation, Cooking Light We Heart Cooking! is the perfect cookbook for kids and parents who want to prepare healthy food the whole family will love.

$21.95
ISBN: 9780848704247
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxmoor House - October 7th, 2014

A "People" Magazine New Fall Cookbooks Pick


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Shauna Sever - Real Sweet

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 12:30pm

Inspired by Shauna Sever’s desire to introduce healthy touches into treats for her family, Real Sweet takes classic dessert recipes and adds a twist: using sugars that are less-processed, infinitely more flavorful and add much more than just sweetness to a recipe. In the book, Sever uses only natural, unrefined, and readily available alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar, agave, honey, pure maple syrup and more in over 80 recipes.

Shauna Sever is the author of two successful cookbooks, owner of a small-batch baking and dessert catering business called Bake Sale Bakery, and blogger at Piece of Cake—named one of the Top 50 Food Blogs by Babble.com three years in a row. Before following her sweet tooth, Shauna worked as an TV host and reporter for the likes of Extra and TV Guide Network. When not writing, baking, or taking care of her husband and two children, Shauna can be found hunting for great pastries and kitchen gadgetry and running the hills of San Francisco.

 

$27.50
ISBN: 9780062346018
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - March 17th, 2015

Fall in love with the magic of natural sugars


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, 94111

Cooks with Books: Rebecca Katz - The Healthy Mind Cookbook

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:30pm

Left Bank in Larkspur • Single $110; Couple $175 (one book)

Chef Rebecca Katz, author of the award winning cookbooks The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and The Longevity Kitchen, harnesses the latest research about food and brain function in her new cookbook The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity. Katz’s cookbook shares how the food we consume can improve the brain’s ability to control cognition, emotion and physical function - hence mood, memory and motion. Katz has worked with many leaders in the field, including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Michael Lerner and Dean Ornish. She is the Director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal as well as the executive chef at the annual Food as Medicine training program sponsored by the Center for the Mind Body Medicine at Georgetown Medical School.

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

$29.99
ISBN: 9781607742975
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - February 10th, 2015

A collection of more than 120 recipes formulated to optimize brain health, boost memory, improve mood, sharpen the central nervous system, and more.
Feed your mind.


Left Bank
507 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939

Dr. Sara Gottfried - The Hormone Reset Diet

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

Hormones are likely the culprit for anyone struggling with stubborn extra weight that seems impossible shed despite an array of diets and fitness regimens.  A new plan created by Harvard and MIT-educated physician and New York Times bestselling author Sara Gottfried, M.D., reveals how to outsmart hormones, regain lost energy, and lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days.

$27.99
ISBN: 9780062316240
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperOne - March 17th, 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure shows you how to reset your metabolic hormones to lose weight and feel great in just twenty-one days


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Cathy Erway - The Food of Taiwain

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 12:30pm

Taiwan, an island the size of Massachusetts, has a big presence in food and culture here in the states. Best-selling American authors, NBA stars, chefs, actors, scientists, journalists and many more hold a connection to the island and its traditions. Surprisingly, there has yet to be a collection of food insights and history of Taiwan—until now at least. In The Food of Taiwan, author Cathy Erway brings into focus those foods and the wild array of flavors that define Taiwan.

$30.00
ISBN: 9780544303010
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 24th, 2015

Acclaimed author Cathy Erway offers an insider's look at Taiwanese cooking--from home-style dishes to authentic street food


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Gene Baur - Living the Farm Sanctuary Life

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions. In this definitive vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle guide, he and Gene Stone, author of Forks Over Knives, explore the deeply transformative experience of visiting the sanctuary and its profound effects on people’s lives.

$29.99
ISBN: 9781623364892
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Rodale Press - April 7th, 2015

Gene Baur, the cofounder and president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, knows that the key to happiness lies in aligning your beliefs with your actions.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

Thor Hanson - The Triumph of Seeds

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 12:30pm

In The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History, award-winning conservation biologist Thor Hanson explores the story of seeds by asking a simple question: why are they so successful? Seed plants have become so abundant that it’s hard to believe that for much of evolutionary history, they did not even exist.

$26.99
ISBN: 9780465055999
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Basic Books (AZ) - March 24th, 2015

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution.


1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111

Books & Bites: Maureen Abood - Rose Water and Orange Blossoms

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Cavallo Point Cooking School, Sausalito
Registration (Book Included): $125 per person
• 6:30 - 9:30 pm

 

 

$30.00
ISBN: 9780762454860
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Running Press Book Publishers - April 14th, 2015

Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These lush flavors of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan, inspired Maureen to launch her award-winning blog, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms.


601 Murray Cir
Sausalito, CA 94965

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