Cooks with Books: Joanne Weir - Kitchen Gypsy

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 12:00pm

Please note: online sales are now closed. To inquire about waitlist availability, please call (415) 927-0960 x 1.

Insalata's in San Anselmo • Single $120; Couple $185 (one book)    

From a childhood spent on her family farm in the Berkshires to her time working at Chez Panisse in Berkeley to her years teaching cooking classes Joanne Weir has cultivated a deep passion for good food. In Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food Joanne Weir shares her culinary journey and discoveries through 100 recipes, intimate stories, and stunning photographs. Home cooks will discover flavorful dishes such as Quick Risotto with Shrimp and Citrus Gastrique, Nana's Hot Milk Sponge Cake with Strawberry Jam, and Fried Pork Tacos, all featuring fresh ingredients with clear accessible instructions. This all-new collection of recipes is brought to life through Weir's evocative writing and cooking insights. The book features anecdotes from her extensive travels and experience at the forefront of California cooking with special cameos from culinary legends such as Alice Waters, Rick Bayless, and Jacques Pepin. Both a valuable kitchen guide and an armchair read, this cooking resource offers an unparalleled glimpse into the shaping of a celebrated chef.

Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and judge, international cooking teacher and chef. In 2012, Weir opened Copita, a critically-acclaimed Mexican restaurant and tequileria in Sausalito, California. She launched her online wine business, Joanne Weir Wines in 2011, garnering a silver medal in Sunset's International Wine Competition. She is the author of 17 cookbooks and has been featured on numerous television shows including The Today Show and Good Morning America. She writes for many national magazines including Cooking Light, Bon Appétit, Better Homes and Gardens, Food & Wine, and many more. She spends several months of the year touring the globe sharing her extensive background with regard to nutrition, food theory and technique, earning her the Tour Operator of the Year Award from the IACP in 2013.

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

Location: 
Insalata's
120 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food (Sunset) Cover Image
By Joanne Weir, Alice Waters (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780848746032
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sunset - September 15th, 2015

From the beloved host and producer of PBS series Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence and Joanne Weir Gets Fresh.
"Joanne's infectious enthusiasm...draws readers effortlessly into a new and beautiful relationship to food." - Alice Waters