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Cooks with Books: Patricia Wells - Salad as a Meal

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 6:30pm
Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur
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

Abraham Verghese in Conversation with Michael Krasny - One Book One Marin

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall, San Rafael, CA
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Join us for the culminating event for the 2011 One Book One Marin celebrating Abraham Verghese’s Cutting For Stone. The term “sweeping epic” perfectly describes this amazing novel. The narrative covers five decades, four continents, civil war, politics, betrayal, redemption and a touching love story. The unbreakable bond of twin brothers as they are divided and face worlds of conflict, allows the reader a window to the myriad meanings of family. At its heart is author Verghese’s reverence for the practice of medicine and his compassionate understanding of the human condition. Readers will be richly rewarded by this unforgettable story by an immensely talented Bay Area physician and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.

Michael Krasny is the host of KQED's Forum and the author of Spiritual Envy.

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue
94901 San Rafael

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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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

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 Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.


Left Bank
507 Magnolia Avenue
94939 Larkspur

Jon Meacham - Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

Jon Meacham discusses Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ($35.00). In this magnificent new biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author gives us an intimate portrait of Jefferson the human being, the president, and the politician enabling us to understand Jefferson as never before. 

Priority seating to this event with purchase of the author's new book from Book Passage. Please note in the comments field of your order your intention to come to this special event at Dominican University.

"This terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before. In these endlessly fascinating pages, Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive today." — Doris Kearns Godwin

"Jon Meacham resolves the bundle of contradictions that was Thomas Jefferson by probing his love of progress and thirst for power. Here was a man endlessly, artfully intent on making the world something it had not been before. A thrilling and affecting portrait of our first philosopher-politician." — Stacy Schiff

"A true triumph.”  Walter Isaacson.

Jon Meacham is the Executive editor of Random House, a former editor of Newsweek, and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion, as well as other best sellers.

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400067664
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House - November 13th, 2012

The New York Times Book Review - The Washington Post - Entertainment Weekly - The Seattle Times - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Bloomberg Businessweek

Dominican University of California
Angelico Hall
94901 San Rafael

SOLD OUT: Bruce Aidells - Cooks with Books: The Great Meat Cookbook

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:30pm

Please note: This event is SOLD OUT

Bruce Aidells is a local legend, award-winning author of 11 cookbooks including The Complete Meat Cookbook, Complete Sausage Cookbook and Hot Links and Country Flavors. He is also the founder of Aidells' Sausage Company, hence the "Sausage King." His new book is The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything you Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today's Meat. Between the rise of the Internet, economy, small farming renaissance, "new" cuts of meat like bison and goat, Aidells' is a master at helping the home chef understand how to shop and what to look for in quality meat. He will also untangle the labels of "pasture-raised," "heritage," "organic," and other ambiguous stamps that may mislead consumers at the meat counter. When Aidell founded his small campus restaurant during college at UC Santa Cruz', he never knew that he would be the foremost authority on meat in the country. His wife, Chef Nancy Oakes is co-owner of Prospect in San Francisco.

Join Bruce Aidells at  Prospect Restaurant in San Francisco 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 Can't attend the event? Order a signed copy.

Prospect Restaurant
300 Spear Street
94105 San Francisco


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