Off-Site Events

Paul Hawken - Drawdown (San Rafael)

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Co-Sponsored by Environmental Forum of Marin

Tickets: $35 (includes book)
Angelico Hall, Dominican University

*Tickets are available at the door beginning at 6pm*

In Drawdown, renowned environmentalist Paul Hawken has assembled a team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists to illustrate the hundred most substantive solutions to combat climate change that together will not only slow down the growth of carbon emissions, but reverse them altogether. The book analyzes how and when humanity can reach climate drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere begin to decline on a year-to-year basis, by mapping and modeling how we can scale those hundred technologies over the next thirty years. Printed on recycled paper, the book will be one of three centerpieces to Project Drawdown, which will also feature an open-source database and an interactive digital platform that together describe how these solutions can be scaled globally across continents and across many different ways of life.

These are all “no regrets” approaches—actions that regardless of their climate value have intrinsic benefits to communities and economies. They improve lives, create jobs, restore the environment, enhance security, generate resilience, and advance human health. Together they will mobilize society into taking the climate change conversation from problem definition to problem solving, from fear and apathy to collaboration and regeneration.

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Paul Hawken has written seven books published in over 50 countries in 29 languages including four national bestsellers, The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, and Blessed Unrest.

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Book Passage is pleased to be in partnership with the Institute of Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California and their sponsor, Private Ocean Wealth Management, to present an outstanding series of events. These events take place on the Dominican University of California campus at 20 Olive Avenue in San Rafael, CA 94901.

 

 

 

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming Cover Image
By Paul Hawken (Editor), Tom Steyer (Foreword by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143130444
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Published: Penguin Books - April 18th, 2017

- New York Times bestseller -

The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

[CANCELLED] Cooks with Books: Cal Peternell - A Recipe for Cooking (Larkspur)

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur • Singles: $115; Couples: $175 (one book)
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, tax, and a signed copy of the book.

Celebrate the joys of a great day in the kitchen and a meal shared with family and friends with this follow-up to the bestselling, IACP Award-winning Twelve Recipes, featuring next level, home-cook-friendly recipes for occasions large and small

Twelve Recipes provided the basic techniques and recipes for essential home cooking. Now, A Recipe for Cooking takes home cooks to the next level.

Cal Peternell gives you everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two. He organizes the recipes by season to help cooks plan their meals from first bite to last—how a meal should start, what should be the main attraction, what should be served alongside, and how to choose the perfect finish.

Illustrated with charming color photos and drawings, this book offers a range of delicious, easy-to-master fare: Savory Tart with Onions, Olive, and Anchovies; Shredded Zucchini Fritters with Basil Mayonnaise; Citrus Salad with Ginger, Cilantro, and Saffron-toasted Pistachios; Fish and Shellfish Soup; Rolled Pork Loin Roast Stuffed with Olives and Herbs; Lasagna Bolognese; Belgian Endive Gratin with Gruyere and Prosciutto; and a Blood Orange and Buttermilk Tart. Each of Cal's recipes utilizes the freshest, most delicious ingredients of each season.

Here are meals to share with close family and good friends—to laugh, drink, and cook with—as well as dishes that give you some quiet time in the kitchen, slicing, seasoning, and simmering. With food to make introductions, to commemorate, to celebrate, even, on occasion, to gently instigate, this is Cal Peternell at his wittiest, warmest, and most inspiring.

Cal Peternell grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and graduated with a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His cooking career began at Bix in San Francisco, and continued to Biba and The Blue Room in Boston, and back to San Francisco for a sous chef spot at Loretta Keller’s Bizou. Cal was hired at Chez Panisse in 1995, has been the chef in the Cafe since 2001, and took over as chef of the downstairs restaurant in 2013. Cal is the author of Twelve Recipes. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three sons and live in Berkeley, California.

 

A Recipe for Cooking Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062427861
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 25th, 2016

Celebrate the joys of a great day in the kitchen and a meal shared with family and friends with this follow-up to the bestselling, IACP Award-winning Twelve Recipes, featuring next level, home-cook-friendly recipes for occasions large and small.


Left Bank Larkspur Brasserie
507 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939

Cooks with Books: Deborah Madison - In My Kitchen (Santa Rosa)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm

Please note: this event is now sold out!

Spinster Sisters Restaurant in Santa Rosa • Singles: $110; Couples: $170 (one book)
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, tax, and a signed copy of the book.

From Deborah Madison, the country’s foremost authority on vegetarian cooking and one of the most trusted voices in food, comes In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes, a carefully curated and updated collection of her most loved recipes.

Reflecting how she cooks at home today, Deborah Madison’s newest book shares 100 of the most inspired and innovative recipes from her vast repertoire, all pared down to the key ingredients needed to achieve delicious, nuanced flavor, with simplified preparations. In My Kitchen is a vegetable-forward cookbook organized alphabetically and featuring recipes like Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Sunflower Sprouts; Fennel Shaved with Tarragon and Walnuts; and Olive Oil, Almond, and Blood Orange Cake. Perfect for both weeknight dinners and special occasions, this book will delight longtime fans and newcomers to Madison—and anyone who loves fresh, flavorful cooking. Lavishly photographed, with an approachable, intimate package, this is the must-have collection of modern vegetarian recipes from a beloved authority.

Deborah Madison is the award-winning author of 13 cookbooks, including New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Vegetable Literacy. She is well known for her simple, seasonal, vegetable-based cooking. She got her start in the San Francisco Bay Area at Chez Panisse before opening Greens. In 1994, Madison received the M.F.K. Fisher Mid-Career Award from Les Dames d’Escoffier and in 2016 she was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame.

MENU FOR APR. 27

* Seasonal Vegetables with Marjarom Sauce
* Artichoke Scallion Saute on Toast
* Saffron and Chard Flan
* Cauliflower with Romesco
* Black Rice Salad
* Blood Orange Almond Cake with a Rhubarb Compote/Lemon Curd

 

In My Kitchen: A Collection of New and Favorite Vegetarian Recipes Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780399578885
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 28th, 2017

Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Vegetable-Focused Cooking" category


Spinster Sisters
401 South A Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Cooks with Books: Desmond Tan & Kate Leahy - Burma Superstar (San Francisco)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm

Burma Love Restaurant in San Francisco • Singles: $120; Couples: $195 (one book)
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, tax, and a signed copy of the book.

**EVENT SOLD-OUT**

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MENU FOR APRIL 6

- Chicken with Mint
- Wok-Tossed Broccoli
- Chili Beef
- Fiery Tofu
- Coconut Rice
- Pumpkin Pork Stew
- Fermented Tea Leaf Salad

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Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia is an eclectic collection of 80 achievable yet spectacular recipes from famed San Francisco Bay Area Burmese restaurant, Burma Superstar.

For years, Bay Area residents and out-of-towners have packed the house—and lined up out the door—for the salads, curries, rice, and stir-fries served at Burma Superstar, a beloved Burmese restaurant with four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. This collection of recipes includes favorites like Tea Leaf Salad, Samosa Soup, Pumpkin Pork Stew, Garlic Noodles, and Black Rice Pudding that have made the group of restaurants one of the most recognizable in the Bay Area but it also takes readers into the kitchens of Burmese home cooks, whose style of cooking drives menu inspiration. As Burma—now called Myanmar—opens up to the world after a half century of seclusion, there has never been a more exciting time to share the multi-ethnic flavors of Burma Superstar. 

Desmond Tan was born in Burma and came to San Francisco when he was 12 years old. He has grown Burma Superstar into four thriving, unique locations (with a fifth on the way). In 2014, he launched Mya Foods, the first Bay Area company to import Burmese ingredients—most notably laphet, Burma’s famous fermented tea leaves. Kate Leahy co-authored A16 Food + Wine, the IACP Cookbook of the Year and recipient of the IACP Julia Child First Book Award; SPQR; The Preservation Kitchen, which Eater.com ranked as one of the most notable books of the year; and Cookie Love.

 

Burma Superstar: Addictive Recipes from the Crossroads of Southeast Asia Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607749509
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ten Speed Press - March 28th, 2017

From the beloved San Francisco restaurant, a mouthwatering collection of recipes, including Fiery Tofu, Garlic Noodles, the legendary Tea Leaf Salad, and many more. Never before have the vivid flavors of Burmese cooking been so achievable for home cooks.


211 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

2016 One Book One Marin 2017 - Culminating Event (San Rafael)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Free & Open to the Public

Anthony Marra's acclaimed story collection, The Tsar of Love & Techno, has been selected as the 2017 honoree for One Book One Marin. Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, One Book One Marin seeks to build a stronger, enriched community through community dialogue, and the exploration of literature and culture. The One Book One Marin program will conclude with a special event on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Dominican University's Angelico Hall, featuring Anthony Marra and KQED host Michael Krasny in conversation.

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From Anthony Marra, the author of National Book Award longlist selection and New York Times bestseller A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, comes The Tsar of Love and Techno, a collection of dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.

This stunning, exquisitely written collection introduces a cast of remarkable characters whose lives intersect in ways both life-affirming and heartbreaking. A 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recounts their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town. Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts. In stunning prose, with rich character portraits and a sense of history reverberating into the present, The Tsar of Love and Techno is a captivating work from one of our greatest new talents.

Anthony Marra is the author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, which won the National Book Critics Circle’s inaugural John Leonard Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction, and the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and appeared on over twenty year-end lists. Marra’s novel was a National Book Award longlist selection as well as a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and France’s Prix Medicis. He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he teaches as the Jones Lecturer in Fiction. He has lived and studied in Eastern Europe, and now resides in Oakland, California.

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Popular across the United States and throughout the world, One Book programs take the idea of a localized book discussion club and expand it to cover a whole city or county. The city, county and college libraries of Marin, and community partners Book Passage and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California collaborate to bring Marin County readers stimulating programming and events related to the book throughout a three-month period, February - April, each year. All events are free and open to the public.

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Book Passage is pleased to be in partnership with the Institute of Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California and their sponsor, Private Ocean Wealth Management, to present an outstanding series of events. These events take place on the Dominican University of California campus at 20 Olive Avenue in San Rafael, CA 94901.

 

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770436452
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hogarth Press - July 19th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena--dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.


Angelico Hall, Dominican University
20 Olive Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Bee Audacious - Public Panel (Dominican)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Angelico Hall, Dominican University
General Admission: $10 – $20 per person

Following the main BEE AUDACIOUS INVITATIONAL CONFERENCE, join us for a a panel discussion of the leaders, moderated by Doug McConnell of Bay Area Backroads.  Presented in partnership with Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and the Department of Natural Sciences and Math. Following the discussion will be book signings of Bee Audacious leader and participant authors.

Book sales will be available through Book Passage bookstore in advance as well as at the panel discussion. Books include:

Honeybee Democracy by Tom Seeley
Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting by Tom Seeley
If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems Edited by James P. Lenfestey (Afterward by Marla Spivak)
Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive by Mark Winston
Honey Bee Removal: A Step by Step Guide by Cindy Bee
Honey, I’m Homemade by May Berenbaum
A Field Guide to Honeybees and Their Maladies by Maryann Frazier
Bees in America:  How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation by Tammy Horn
Attacting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by Eric Mader & Mace Vaughan (and Matthew Shepherd, Scott Black, in collaboration with Gretchen LeBuhn)
The Beekeepers Handbook (Fourth Edition) by Diana Sammataro
Keeping Bees With a Smile by Fedor Lazutin (Edited by Leo Sharkaskin)

Honeybee Democracy Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691147215
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Princeton University Press - October 10th, 2010

Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building.


Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780691170268
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 3rd, 2016

Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it.


If Bees Are Few: A Hive of Bee Poems Cover Image
By James P. Lenfestey (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780816698066
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Published: University of Minnesota Press - May 30th, 2016

It is said there are 20,000 species of bees, a genus 50 million years old, but in the fertile imagination of the world's poets, there is no beginning or end to the bee buzz.


Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780674970854
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harvard University Press - September 5th, 2016

Honey, I'm Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive Across the Centuries and Around the World Cover Image
By May Berenbaum (Editor), Nils Cordes (Illustrator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780252077449
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Published: University of Illinois Press - October 7th, 2010

"Honey, I'm Homemade: Sweet Treats from the Beehive across the Centuries and around the World" showcases a wealth of recipes for cookies, breads, pies, puddings, and cakes that feature honey as an essential ingredient.


Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780813191638
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - April 21st, 2013

Honey bees--and the qualities associated with them--have quietly influenced American values for four centuries. During every major period in the country's history, bees and beekeepers have represented order and stability in a country without a national religion, political party, or language. Bees in America is an enlightening cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States.


Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies Cover Image
By The Xerces Society, Marla Spivak (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603426954
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Published: Storey Publishing - February 26th, 2011

With the recent decline of the European honey bee, it is more important than ever to encourage the activity of other native pollinators to keep your flowers beautiful and your grains and produce plentiful.


The Beekeeper's Handbook Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780801476945
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Comstock Publishing - May 13th, 2011

Since 1973, tens of thousands of first-time and experienced beekeepers alike have relied on The Beekeeper's Handbook as the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping.


20 Olive Avenue
Angelico Hall, Dominican University
San Rafael, CA 94901

Cooks with Books: Georgeanne Brennan - La Vie Rustic (Larkspur)

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:30am

Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur • Singles: $115; Couples: $165 (one book)
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, tax, and a signed copy of the book.

Please note: this event is sold out!

James Beard Award winning author Georgeanne Brennan translates the tenets of a certain way of living—an approach to daily cooking that’s rooted firmly in the French tradition—for American home cooks everywhere. Featuring recipes driven by the seasons and the outdoors, paired with lovely lifestyle photography, this inspiring cookbook weaves together her personal experience, stories, and tips about how to create a sustainable life—one that celebrates the relationship between the land and the table, and among food, family, and friends—no matter where you reside.

The Potager: Year-Round Vegetables: green garlic and new potato soup; charred artichokes with fresh herb dipping sauce; zucchini and pine nut fritters; fennel and chicken braised with lemon; savory chard and raisin tart; sweet pepper and shelling bean Gratin; parsnip soup with toasted almonds; winter beignets with sauce verde

The Orchard: Fruits & Nuts: homecured olives, cherry and onion chutney for seared duck breast, chestnut and pork stew, pear, arugula and shaved parmesan salad, mulberry and pistachio tart, chestnut cream profiteroles

The Barnyard: Cows, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks & Rabbits: foie gras terrine, chicken liver pâté, shredded duck confit and cornichon buns, beef braised in red wine and bone marrow, roast chicken with potatoes and droppings, stuffed breast of lamb-Michoui style, frozen meringues and fruit cream

The Forest & Fields: Wild Things : snail stuffed mushroom, wild mushroom soup, foraged greens and prosciutto salad, quail with juniper glaze and shallots, fresh bay leaves skewered with lamb and peppers, Crème Brûlée with Black Truffles, lavender pepper goat cheese.

Water: Fish & Shellfish: smoked trout pate, thin sliced raw scallops with wild fennel pollen, pot de poisson, Moules Gratinée, sea bass with lemon verbenas buerre blanc, sea urchin sauce

With lovely recipes and tips to sustainable life, La Vie Rustic allows you to live the French lifestyle in your home!

Georgeanne Brennan is a James Beard award-winning cookbook author and journalist. She and her work have been featured in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Gourmet, Food and Wine, San Francisco Chronicle, Edible magazines and elsewhere. Her books have been translated into multiple languages, including her memoir, A Pig in Provence. In 2014 she founded La Vie Rustic: Sustainable Living in the French Style, a product line and on-line store. She lives in Northern California and travels several times a year to her long time home in Provence where she once lived, keeping goats and pigs and making and selling goats milk cheese.

 

La Vie Rustic: Cooking and Living in the French Style Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781681881430
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Weldon Owen - March 7th, 2017

James Beard Award winning author Georgeanne Brennan shares a lifetime of French farmhouse cooking--combining ingredients from forest, field, sea, and stream--in casual meals for friends and family. Following an approach to daily cooking that's rooted firmly in the French tradition, Brennan crafts recipes driven by the seasons and the outdoors.


Left Bank Restaurant
507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939

CANCELLED: Cooks with Books: Marie Simmons - Whole World Vegetarian (San Francisco)

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Greens Restaurant in San Francisco • Singles: $115; Couples: $175 (one book)
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

Big-flavored vegetarian dishes from around the globe, from the James Beard Award -- and IACP Award–winning author Marie Simmons.

The best of our vegetarian recipes have always drawn inspiration from other cultures. In Whole World Vegetarian, Marie Simmons follows her culinary wanderlust, bringing together a collection of bold, imaginative dishes and seamlessly adapting them to contemporary tables.

Cooks can expect a wealth of sumptuous options: rice- and corn-stuffed poblano chiles; Greek-style mac-and-cheese with summer squash; Indonesian vegetable salad with peanut dressing. Even the homiest dishes deliver rich rewards, like South American pumpkin–black bean stew with prunes. All have fresh twists: In a zucchini lasagna, squash replaces pasta, and a cold beet soup is replete with chopped fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and apples. A Persian herb omelet gets an unexpected lift with baking powder. From a quick and little-known dip of Iranian yogurt, spinach, and caramelized onions garnished with toasted walnuts to shakshuka, a spicy Tunisian ratatouille crowned with poached eggs and fresh herbs, all become accessible and inviting under Simmons’ guidance.

The winner of a Julia Child Award and two James Beard Awards, Marie Simmons is a cooking teacher and the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, including Sur La Table's Things Cooks Love, Fresh & Fast, The Good Egg, and 365 Ways to Cook Pasta. She was a columnist for Bon Appétit for eighteen years.

 

Whole World Vegetarian Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780544018457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - May 10th, 2016

Big-flavored vegetarian dishes from around the globe, from the James Beard Award- and IACP Award-winning author Marie Simmons


Greens Restaurant
2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94123

Cooks with Books: John Ash - Cooking Wild (Larkspur)

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 6:30pm

Left Bank Restaurant in Larkspur • Singles: $115; Couples: $165 (one book)
Event ticket includes meal, wine, tip, and a signed copy of the book.

Uncultivated foods are better for the planet and your plate, so for best health -- and best flavor! -- go wild with Cooking Wild: More than 150 Recipes for Eating Close to Nature!

To eat wild foods, you needn’t crawl through the forest or hunt your own game. Many wild foods are as close by as your local supermarket. But this doesn’t mean that wild foods aren’t worth the hunt. This book takes a big view of “wild,” including recipes and information on both foraged, uncultivated foods as well as looking at the progeny of wild foods more conveniently found for sale alongside their conventional cousins.

Americans are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from and how it’s produced, packaged, and marketed. Heritage breeds, Paleo diets, farmers’ markets, and environmental and climate concerns all point to increased interest in foods that are as natural, untreated, and healthy as they can be. Plants, seafood, meat, and poultry are all covered in more than 150 recipes, and will serve as a historical, agricultural education for your kitchen.

Chef John Ash is a James Beard award-winning author, teacher, and restaurateur. He co-hosts a weekly food and wine radio talk show, The Good Food Hour, broadcast in Sonoma County, and teaches cooking classes at various cooking schools, including the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. His most recent book, Culinary Birds, won a James Beard Award for Best Single Subject Cookbook. He lives in Santa Rosa, California.

Cooking Wild: More Than 150 Recipes for Eating Close to Nature Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780762457946
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Press Adult - May 10th, 2016

To eat wild foods, you needn't crawl through the forest or hunt your own game. Many wild foods are as close by as your local supermarket. But this doesn't mean that wild foods aren't worth the hunt.


Left Bank Larkspur Brasserie
507 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939

National Kidney Foundation - Let's Read (San Francisco Zoo)

Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, Nov. 20 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm • Tickets: $20
(ticket includes a children’s book, admission to the zoo, ride tickets, parking, & a boxed lunch!)

Let’s Read! gives children and their parents an opportunity to meet some great children’s authors and hear their stories and anecdotes. Each ticket for a child comes with one free book, but we’ll have all of the books of the featured authors available. Following the authors’ presentations all attendees are invited to a reception, where snacks, treats, and beverages will steal the show. Proceeds raised at this event support the National Kidney Foundation’s mission to advance the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

Featuring

Christian Robinson
Little Penguins
This book tells about the first snowy day of winter, when five little penguins bundle up and venture outside to play.

Kathryn Otoshi
Beautiful Hands
Little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas, lift spirits, stretch imaginations. This concept book rouses children to use their hands for the good and reach for
their dreams.

Mac Barnett
How This Book Was Made
You may think you know how this book was made, but you don’t. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How’d it get into your hand?

How This Book Was Made Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781423152200
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 6th, 2016

You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger.


Little Penguins Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553507706
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - October 25th, 2016

Newbery Medal-winning author Cynthia Rylant and Caldecott Honor-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson pair up to tell this wintry story about five little penguins enjoying a snowy day.


Beautiful Hands Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780990799306
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Blue Dot Press - September 29th, 2015

This colorful concept book reveals an illustrative surprise and reading delight with every turn of the page. Little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas; stretch imaginations; and reach for dreams. Parents and educators will enjoy sharing the word play with young readers. Children will revel in the spectacular art created using thumb- and hand-prints.


Great Hall, San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94132

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