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Cooks with Books: Alton Brown - Good Eats 3: The Later Years

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:30pm

Admission $140 per person
Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 239

There is simply nobody else like Alton Brown with his wildly inventive, science-based, food-loving spirit! For those of you who have been following the last 14 seasons on the Food Network for his show, Good Eats series, it has won a Peabody Award and the 2011 James Beard Award. If you missed his show but watch Iron Chef America, he is the popular show's commentator. Brown's new cookbook offers more than 200 recipes and accompanies them with hundreds of photos, drawings and some stills from his show. In typical Alton style, the cookbook tackles topics like homemade marshmallows in "Puff the Magic Marshmallow" or  how to make dill pickles called  "Dill-icious." Home chefs and fans won't be disappointed because he serves up plenty of "Altonisms" through cooking tips, trivia, and of course his science food facts. Don't miss this fun evening and rare appearance by the country's favorite foodie. The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

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Left Bank Brasserie
507 Magnolia Avenue
94939 Larkspur
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David McCullough - The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:00pm

Priority seating with purchase of the book
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discusses The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris ($37.50). McCullough presents the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work.

Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Philippa Gregory - The Women of the Cousins' War

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 7:00pm
Tickets $35 (includes a signed book)
Reserve at www.marinjcc.org

introduced by Elaine Petrocelli

Philippa Gregory presents The Women of the Cousins’ War ($26.00) and The Lady of the Rivers ($27.99). In
The Women of the Cousins’ War, Gregory and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV; and Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII. In The Lady of the Rivers, her latest novel, Gregory weaves witchcraft, passion, and adventure into the story of Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, a woman who navigated a treacherous path through the battle lines in the War of the Roses.

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Osher Marin JCC
200 North San Pedro Road
94903 San Rafael
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Lidia Bastianich - Lidia's Italy in America

Friday, October 28, 2011 - 6:00pm
Tickets $35/$45
Reserve by phone: (415) 499-6800

Lidia’s Italy in America Live!
Lidia Bastianich presents Lidia’s Italy in America ($35.00). In this companion book to her upcoming public television series, Lidia takes us on a road trip into the heart of Italian-American cooking. As she explores this utterly delectable and distinctive cuisine, we come to see that every kitchen and every Italian community is different. She talks with creative cooks all over the country—from farmers to housewives—about the ingredients they use, their kitchen secrets, and, of course, their favorite recipes.

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Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
94903 San Rafael
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Chris Matthews - Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 7:00pm

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To Chris Matthews, the host of Hardball on MSNBC, President Kennedy has long been both an avatar and a puzzle, a beacon and a conundrum. Whenever he spotted Kennedy’s name, he stopped to read. Whenever he met someone who had known the President, he asked to hear their story. Years in the making, Matthews has now woven those firsthand encounters with JFK into a remarkable new portrait, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero ($27.50).

Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Cooks with Books: Patricia Wells - Simply Truffles EVENT SOLD OUT

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 5:30pm

This event is now sold out.

This extraordinary event marks the high point of the truffle season. It brings together Patricia Wells, the world-famous authority on French and European cooking, SPQR Executive Chef Matthew Accarrino, an expert on truffle cooking, and Owner/Wine Director Shelley Lindgren, who will bring together the perfect wines for what promises to be an unforgettable meal. Patricia Wells’ acclaimed books include The Paris Cookbook and The Provence Cookbook. Plan to reserve early for this truffle-laden extravaganza. The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

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SPQR Restaurant
1911 Fillmore Street
94115 San Francisco
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David Sedaris - Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 8:00pm
Tickets $39/$42
Reserve at Ticketmaster.com

Join David Sedaris in celebration of the paperback release of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk ($13.99). Featuring Sedaris’ unique blend of hilarity and heart, this illustrated collection of animal-themed tales is an utter delight. Though the characters may not be human, the situations in these stories bear an uncanny resemblance to the insanity of everyday life. With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children’s books, these stories are Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising. Sedaris is the author of Naked and Me Talk Pretty One Day.

Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
10 Avenue of the Flags
94903 San Rafael
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Andrew Weil - Spontaneous Happiness

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 7:00pm

Tickets $35 (includes a signed book)
Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Join us for an evening with Dr. Andrew Weil as he discusses Spontaneous Happiness. Deemed "the father of integrative medicine" by Dr. Mehmet Oz and named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People, Dr. Weil has hugely transformed the practices of modern American medicine. His Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is the leading provider of integrative medicine education worldwide and has trained more than 400 Fellows in the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine addressing mind, body, and spirit. In Spontaneous Happiness, Dr. Weil draws on carefully researched information and personal experience to examine our country's—and the world's—fastest-growing epidemic: depression. Weil is the author of previous books The Worry Solution and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health.

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Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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An Evening with Kay Ryan

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 7:30pm

Tickets $25
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Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1

Benefit for the Marin County Free Library System

Kay Ryan’s
recently concluded two-year term as the Library of Congress’s sixteenth poet laureate is just the latest in an amazing array of accolades for this wonderfully accessible, widely loved poet. Ryan’s awards include a Pulitzer Prize, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation, four Pushcart Prizes, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Ryan’s The Best of It: New and Selected Poems has garnered lavish praise. The 200 poems in
The Best of It offer a stunning retrospective of her work, as well as a swath of never-before-published poems. Ryan is the author of The Niagara River, Say Uncle, and Elephant Rocks.

The Marin County Free Library System exists to make a broad range of culture, information and knowledge available for the needs of the public. the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) serves the unincorporated areas of Marin County as well as the cities of Fairfax, Novato and Corte Madera. Visit http://www.marinlibrary.org for more information.

Dominican University of California, Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael
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Cooks with Books: Chef Morimoto & Melanie Dunea - My Last Supper

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 5:30pm

Admission $150 per person/ $250 per couple SOLD OUT
Reserve by phone: (415) 927-0960, ext. 1


Melanie Dunea, an award-winning photographer, asks 50 of the world’s top chefs a simple question: “What would you eat for your last meal?” Chef Morimoto, one of the authors in the book, has invited our customers into his new Napa restaurant, Morimoto, to celebrate Dunea’s book and to tell us how he would answer the question.
The price includes the meal, wine, coffee, tax, tip & a signed copy of the author’s book.

The evening's menu will include:

1st Course
Kin Medai w/ Geoduck, Papaya & Coconut Foam

2nd Course
Steamed Snapper w/ Kimchee & Chorizo

3rd Course
Sushi w/ konbu tea

4th Course
Washugyu Flat Iron, Veal Cheek Tempura & Chu Toro Wellington

Dessert
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Morimoto
610 Main St.
94559 Napa
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