Cooks with Books

Cooks with Books events take place at Bay Area restaurants. Attendees attend a meal that is prepared under the supervision of a local or celebrity chef (and since the Bay Area is one of the world's culinary capitals, that often means both!). Throughout the meal, the author-chef mingles with attendees and discusses his or her latest book. Coffee and conversation usually end about two hours later. These are happy, convivial events for any lover of fine food and wine. The ticket price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

Alice Medrich & Diane Rossen Worthington - Cooks with Books: Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts & Seriously Simple Parties

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:30pm

Admission $120 per person

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 Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

Dont miss this special, double-author event and cookbook celebration at Left Bank. Diane Rossen Worthington is a veteran author, food consultant, editor, and James Beard award-winning radio show host. Her new cookbook Seriously Simple Parties is part of a series of Seriously Simple cookbooks. With her will be Alice Medrich, who has won so many awards for her desserts that she’s often referred to as the First Lady of Chocolate. She’s the author of Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts. Guests will receive both cookbooks as part of the ticket price!

Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order autographed copies by clicking on the titles above.

Left Bank
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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Cooks with Books: Tyler Florence - Family Meal SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 5:00pm

Tyler Florence Family MealThis event is now SOLD OUT.

Cooks with Books Event!

Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco
Tickets: $125 per person ($200 per couple)
Reserve by phone at (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Not attending the event? Order a signed copy

Join us for a very special evening with Tyler Florence, superstar chef, Food Network host, cookbook author, and the proprietor of Wayfare Tavern. Florence is famous for championing simplicity, freshness, and culinary honesty in the kitchen. In this new cookbook, he brings it all home to working with wholesome and locally fresh ingredients. Not only is this event a super launch for his latest cookbook but we will also be celebrating the opening of his new restaurant, Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco! The ticket price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

Wayfare Tavern
558 Sacramento Street
94111 San Francisco
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Shelley Lindgren & Matthew Accarrino - Cooks with Books: SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:30pm

Admission $115 per person

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 Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1 to reserve

SPQR on Fillmore Street in San Francisco is the place to explore Italian cuisine and artisanal wines. The SPQR cookbook, SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine, explodes with those flavors and traditions, providing inspiration for chef Matthew Accarrino’s dishes, such as Chestnut Pasta Broccoli de Cicco, Burnt Orange Sauce and Pork Jowl. Accarrino and wine director/owner Shelley Lindgren host this event at SPQR’s sister restaurant, A16, on Chestnut Street.

Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.

A16
2355 Chestnut St.
94123 San Francisco
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Cooks with Books: Jonathan Waxman - Italian, My Way SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:30pm
This event is now Sold Out. To be placed on the waiting list, please call (415) 927-0960, ext. 239.

A16 Restaurant in San Francisco

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From the local kitchen at Chez Panisse to his restaurants Jam and Washington Park in New York City, Jonathan Waxman has earned the title of one of the most influential Americans by Esquire magazine for redefining the way our country eats. In Italian, My Way, he offers 150 recipes that are delicious, accessible and seasonally spontaneous. The chapters cover the basics of Italian cooking with some inventive riffs on classics such as how to make aioli, gremolata, winter pesto, Bolognese sauce, and mascarpone cheese. Tom Colicchio, Top Chef head judge and owner of the Craft restaurant empire writes in his foreword, “This is food that is meant to be made in the home. Cook it with love and for your family and friends. That’s Italian, Jonathan’s way.”
The ticket price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.
2355 Chestnut Street
94123 San Francisco
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CANCELLED: Tom Douglas - Cooks with Books: The dahlia bakery cookbook

Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 12:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled

Join Tom Douglas at the Left Bank restaurant in Larkspur for what is sure to be a very special and very tasty event.

Tom Douglas
was just named 2012’s “Outstanding Restauranteur” by the James Beard Foundation. He is the owner of 13 food establishments. His dahlia bakery is known to many locals as home to the Triple Coconut Cream pie as well as artisan breads, handmade pastries, sandwiches, soups and more. This brunch will delight all palates — join us!

 

Left Bank
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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CANCELLED: Maricel E. Presilla - Cooks with Books: Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 6:30pm

Please note: This event has been cancelled

Maricel Presilla is a culinary historian who specializes in the foods of Latin America and Spain. "People go to the gym, I go to the kitchen," says Presilla, a scholar turned chef.  In the voluminous and gorgeous Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, home chefs will find over 500 recipes ranging from sofritos to empanadas, from ceviches to moles and from flan to tres leches cake. Presilla is a cookbook author, owner of Zafra and Cucharamama restaurants in Hoboken, NJ and just named the James Beard award Best Chef Mid Atlantic, She is also the President of Gran Cacao Co., a Latin American food and research company that specializes in the sale of premium cacao beans.

Join Maricel Presilla at Marinitas restaurant in San Anselmo for what is sure to be a very special and very tasty event. 

Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.

Marinitas restaurant
218 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
94960 San Anselmo
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Hubert Keller - Cook with Books: Hubert Keller's Souvenirs

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:30pm

Please note: this event is SOLD OUT!

We’ll all be clamoring to go to the Left Bank to celebrate Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life, the new book by one of America’s most talented chefs, Hubert Keller. Raised in Alsace France, Keller was destined to be in the kitchen as he grew up above his father’s patisserie. He apprenticed under many great French chefs until he landed in San Francisco and became the chef/owner of the popular Fleur de Lys restaurant along with his wife Chantal and Maurice Rouas. Chef Keller has been named the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: California.” 

Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.

Left Bank
507 Magnolia Ave.
94939 Larkspur
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Cooks with Books: Patricia Wells - Salad as a Meal

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 6:30pm
Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur
Tickets:
Call (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Welcome Patricia Wells and her newest cookbook Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main Dish Salads for Every Season. Wells says we can enjoy a whole world in a salad with tender greens, savory meat, vegetable accompaniments, versatile dressings, and yummy sides like homemade breads or home-cured olives. She include appetizers and sides, soup sides, vegetarian salads, fish and shellfish salads, poultry salads, meat salads, and more. Wells is the author The Food Lover’s Guide to France and The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris. She was global restaurant critic for the International Herald Tribune for 25 years. The ticket price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

507 Magnolia Avenue
94939-1328 Larkspur
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Cooks with Books: Marie Simmons - Fresh & Fast Vegetarian SOLD OUT

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 12:00pm

This event is now SOLD OUT. 

Greens Restaurant in San Francisco
$100 per person
Reserve by phone at (415) 927-0960, ext. 233

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Order a signed copy

Marie Simmons' books make people want to cook! In this delicious cookbook, Marie offers up more than 150 of her favorite dinners. Most can be made in half an hour or less. For each recipe, she provides an easy accompaniment like Roasted Vegetables or Mozzarella Quesadillas. She is the winner of a Julia Child Award, a former columnist for Bon Appetit, and the author of over a dozen cookbooks. The ticket price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

Fort Mason
Building A
94123 San Francisco
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Kim Severson & Julia Moskin - Cooks with Books: Cookfight event

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 6:30pm

This event is SOLD OUT! 

Don't miss this fun and inspired evening with two popular New York Times food writers when thy pit food strategies and recipes against one another. Their cookbook, Cook Fight: Two Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Recipes - An Epic Battle for Kitchen Domination, is based on the author's 2009 article in the Times when they were challenged to create a dinner party for 6 on a budget of only $50. Possible? You be the judge at the Left Bank! Julia Moskin is a reporter for the New York Times and Kim Severson is the Atlantic bureau Chief for the New York Times and has received four James Beard Awards and is the author of Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life.

Join Kim Severson & Julia Moskin at the Left Bank restaurant in Larkspur for what is sure to be a very special and very tasty event.

Don't wait to sign up - space is limited. Price includes the meal, wine, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book. Reserve at Book Passage (415-927-0960) or at bookpassage.com/food-wine-events Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.

 

Left Bank
507 Magnolia Avenue
94939 Larkspur
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