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Ira M. Resnick - The Seventies (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

The seventies in America were a time of social and cultural ferment, and Ira Resnick was there with his camera to capture it all. Now he is opening his archives to reveal hundreds of rare celebrity photos--many never seen since their original publication in magazines like Rolling Stone, People, and Us.

Musicians like the Rolling Stones, Stevie Nicks, and James Taylor. Actors and directors like Sissy Spacek, Warren Beatty, and Martin Scorsese. Comedians like Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, and Bill Murray. Athletes like Muhammad Ali, Billie Jean King, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Politicians like Jimmy Carter, Jerry Brown, and Bella Abzug.

The Seventies features not only Resnick's dynamic shots, but also includes personal anecdotes about his legendary subjects.

Ira M. Resnick studied film at New York University before beginning a decadelong career as a professional photographer. A leading collector of movie posters, Resnick is founder of the Motion Picture Arts Gallery and author of Starstruck: Vintage Movie Posters from Classic Hollywood. He is a trustee and former chairman of the board of the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The Seventies: A Photographic Journey Cover Image
By Ira M. Resnick (Photographer)
$40.00
ISBN: 9780789213341
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Published: Abbeville Press - April 30th, 2019

Unseen images of the personalities who defined a decade


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Elizabeth Minchilli - The Italian Table (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:30am

Meet & Greet Following CUESA Demo

The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration--as well as insight into the traditions of the food and celebrations--it serves as a practical resource that gives home cooks and hosts step-by-step guidance on how to re-create these fabulous meals at their own tables.

Menus and recipes include: Eating in the Market in Florence with Coward's Spaghetti, Pappa al Pomodoro, and Apple Cake; A Sunday Lunch in Emilia-Romagna with Ricotta and Swiss Chard Tortelli, Vegetable Pie, and Stuffed Pork Roast; and A Table by the Sea in Positano with Mozzarella on Grilled Lemon Leaves, Squid and Walnut Salad, and Jackie O's Spaghetti. With a resources section for Italian ingredients; headnotes brimming with interesting history, recipe shortcuts, and serving suggestions; and menu introductions detailing what to drink, how to set the table, and how to time the preparation and the party itself, this is an essential guide for home cooks and those who love to entertain.

Elizabeth Minchilli has written about food, style, and architecture from her home in Italy for the past 25 years. Her website, Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome (elizabethminchilli.com), won a Saveur Blog Award for Best Culinary Coverage, an Italy Magazine Best Food Blog Award, and was named The Culture Trip Local Favorite. Elizabeth is the author of eight books, including Eating My Way Through Italy. She is also the founder of the Eat Italy app. Her books, blogs, apps, and food tours have been praised by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure, NPR, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, and more.

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We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

The Italian Table: Creating festive meals for family and friends Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780847863761
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Published: Rizzoli - March 12th, 2019

The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location.


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Michael Dobbs - The Unwanted (San Francisco Store)

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 6:00pm

For the Jewish villagers of Kippenheim, no challenge was as urgent or formidable as escaping Nazi Germany, often by acquiring American visas. In his book, The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between, Michael Dobbs painstakingly documents how several members of this small community struggled to find refuge and what obstacles stood in their way.

Deported to unoccupied France in October 1940, the refugees continued their visa quest, even as the Nazis planned further deportations to the East. Interned in grim concentration camps, they became entangled in bureaucratic red tape. Some perished in the camps; others were deported to Auschwitz. Those who survived by reaching the U.S. understood all too well that an American immigration visa often meant the difference between life and death.

Join Dobbs as he describes these individual stories of escape and tragedy and explores the human impact of Americans’ response to the refugee crisis in the 1930s and 1940s.  

Published by Knopf in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Unwanted is part of a groundbreaking educational initiative at the Museum that includes a new exhibition, Americans and the Holocaust, on display in Washington, DC.

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524733193
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Published: Knopf - April 2nd, 2019

Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a riveting story of Jewish families seeking to escape Nazi Germany


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Jamie Metzl - Hacking Darwin (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Partnership with Exponential Medicine

From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death.

At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race.

Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?

Passionate, provocative, and highly illuminating, Hacking Darwin is the must read book about the future of our species for fans of Homo Deus and The Gene.

Jamie Metzl is a leading technology futurist and geopolitical expert, media commentator, and senior fellow of the Atlantic Council. He previously served in the U.S. National Security Council, State Department, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as a human rights officer for the United Nations in Cambodia, as executive vice president of the Asia Society, and as chief strategy officer for a biotechnology company. Jamie appears regularly on national and international media, and his syndicated columns and other articles on international affairs, genetics, virtual reality, and other topics are featured regularly in publications around the world. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former White House fellow and Aspen Institute Cown fellow, Jamie holds a PhD from Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School, and is a magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He lives in New York City.

 

Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781492670094
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Published: Sourcebooks - April 23rd, 2019

After 3.8 billion years humankind is about to start evolving by new rules...

From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives -- sex, war, love, and death.


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Corte Madera, CA 94111

Cassy Joy Garcia - Cook Once, Eat All Week (San Francisco Store)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Food Blogger Diane Sanfilippo

Cook Once, Eat All Week is a meal prep approach that helps you create a week’s worth of meals without having to spend an entire day cooking. This book walks you through how to transform one protein and a couple of vegetables prepared in bulk each week into fresh, delicious, diverse meals. With a real food foundation, the plans in this book support dietary approaches ranging from kid-friendly to Paleo and keto-friendly to nightshade-free, egg-free, and low-FODMAP.

Cassy Joy Garcia is the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed + Fit. She is a nutrition consultant, the creator of The Fed+Fit Project: A 28-Day Food and Fitness Self Study, and the voice behind the weekly Fed+Fit Podcast.

At twenty-four years old, after years of fruitless dieting, Cassy found herself with extreme joint pain, fatigue, mental fog, and at her largest, most uncomfortable size. In an effort to learn more about why her health was declining, she took to nutrition research. After just one year of implementing her newfound wellness practices, she had lost ten dress sizes, lived pain-free, and experienced more energy than ever before. Eager to share her healthy living secrets with the world, she started Fed + Fit in 2011.

Since then, she has become a nutrition consultant and leads people through her Fed+Fit Project each month so that they, too, can achieve their health and wellness goals without ever dieting again. She also regularly shares valuable free information on her weekly podcast, blog, YouTube series, and social media outlets.

 

Cook Once, Eat All Week: 26 Weeks of Gluten-Free, Affordable  Meal Prep to Preserve Your Time & Sanity Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9781628603439
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Victory Belt Publishing - April 23rd, 2019

Cook Once, Eat All Week is a revolutionary way to get a delicious, healthy, and affordable dinner on the table FAST.


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Jennifer Cody Epstein - Wunderland (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

East Village, 1989 -- Things had never been easy between Ava Fisher and her estranged mother Ilse. Too many questions hovered between them: Who was Ava's father? Where had Ilse been during the war? Why had she left her only child in a German orphanage during the war’s final months? But now Ilse’s ashes have arrived from Germany, and with them, a trove of unsent letters addressed to someone else unknown to Ava: Renate Bauer, a childhood friend. As her mother’s letters unfurl a dark past, Ava spirals deep into the shocking history of a woman she never truly knew. 

Berlin, 1933 -- As the Nazi party tightens its grip on the city, Ilse and Renate find their friendship under siege—and Ilse’s increasing involvement in the Hitler Youth movement leaves them on opposing sides of the gathering storm. Then the Nuremburg Laws force Renate to confront a long-buried past, and a catastrophic betrayal is set in motion…

An unflinching exploration of Nazi Germany and its legacy, Wunderland is a at once a powerful portrait of an unspeakable crime history and a page-turning contemplation of womanhood, wartime, and just how far we might go in order to belong.

Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of the international bestseller The Painter from Shanghai, and The Gods of Heavenly Punishment, and winner of the 2013 Asian Pacific Association of Librarians Honor award for outstanding fiction. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Self, Mademoiselle, and many others. She has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and an MA in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525576907
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown - April 23rd, 2019

An intimate portrait of a friendship severed by history, and a sweeping saga of wartime, motherhood, and legacy by an award-winning novelist
 
East Village, 1989


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John O'Malley - Urethane Revolution (San Francisco Store)

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Urethane Revolution captures one crazy year on the California coast--in 1975 a hippie skunkworks, bred in garages and shacks, launched the modern skater movement. Strap in for a wild ride replete with two car chases, two plane crashes, a massive truck bomb, Colombian narcos, the Mafia, senior White House staff, a gypsy fortuneteller, three straight-up miracles, Jacques Cousteau, big piles of cocaine and naked hippie chicks. Author John O'Malley was in the thick of it all, and he retraces the trip that starts with a bang and races to a melt-in-your-mouth ending.

Urethane Revolution: The Birth of Skate--San Diego 1975 (Sports) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467139908
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: History Press - April 22nd, 2019

One crazy year on the California coast--in 1975 a hippie skunkworks, bred in garages and shacks, launched the modern skater movement. Strap in for a wild ride replete with two car chases, two plane crashes, a massive truck bomb, Colombian narcos, the Mafia, senior White House staff, a gypsy fortuneteller, three straight-up miracles, Jacques Cousteau, big piles of cocaine and naked hippie chicks.


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Abra Berens - Ruffage (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 11:30am

Meet & Greet!

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables is not your typical cookbook—it is a how-to-cook book of a variety of vegetables. Author Abra Berens—chef, farmer, Midwesterner—shares a collection of techniques that result in new flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy all the vegetables you want to eat. From confit to caramelized and everything in between—braised, blistered, roasted and raw—the cooking methods covered here make this cookbook a go-to reference.

Spanning 29 types of vegetables—from asparagus to zucchini—each chapter opens with an homage to the ingredients and variations on how to prepare them. 140 photographs show off not only the finished dishes, but also the vegetables and farms behind them.

Vegetables as a side or a main. Take any vegetable recipe in this book and add a roasted chicken thigh, seared piece of fish, or hard-boiled egg to turn the dish into a meal not just vegetarians will enjoy. Some bound-to-be favorite recipes include: Shaved Cabbage with Chili Oil, Cilantro, and Charred Melon; Blistered Cucumbers with Cumin Yogurt and Parsley; Charred Head Lettuce with Hard-Boiled Egg, Anchovy Vinaigrette, and Garlic Bread Crumbs; Massaged Kale with Creamed Mozzarella, Tomatoes, and Wild Rice; Poached Radishes with White Wine, Chicken Stock and Butter.

Ruffage will help you become empowered to shop for, store, and cook vegetables every day and in a variety of ways. You'll learn about the life and life-giving properties of plants the way a farmer sees it, build experience and confidence to try your own original variations, and never look at vegetables the same way again.

Abra Berens is a chef, writer, and cofounder of Bare Knuckle Farm. She lives in Galien, Michigan.

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We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables Cover Image
By Abra Berens, EE Berger (Photographs by), Lucy Engelman (Illustrator), Francis Lam (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452169323
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 23rd, 2019

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables is not your typical cookbook—it is a how-to-cook book of a variety of vegetables. Author Abra Berens—chef, farmer, Midwesterner—shares a collection of techniques that result in new flavors, textures, and ways to enjoy all the vegetables you want to eat.


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San Francisco, CA 94111

Janet Fletcher - Wine Country Table (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meet & Greet Following CUESA Demo

Beautifully photographed, Wine Country Table offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries--including Cakebread Cellars, Domaine Carneros, Handley Cellars, and Tablas Creek Vineyard, along with Lodi Farming (cherries), Hilltop & Canyon Farms (avocados and citrus), and Henderson Orchards (pears) to name a few--whose sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and winegrowing embraced throughout California.

Award-winning author Janet Fletcher's recipes turn any gathering into a celebration. Wine pairings and recommendations add sophistication to everyday meals. Wine Country Table shows readers firsthand how responsible growing practices and careful technique result in delicious dishes you'll be proud to share with family and friends.

Janet Fletcher is the author or co-author of nearly 30 books on food and beverage, including Cheese & Wine, Cheese & Beer, Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and Sur la Table's Eating Local: Recipes Inspired by America's Farmers. She publishes the weekly Planet Cheese blog and is the cheese columnist for Specialty Food and Somm Journal magazines. Fletcher's journalism has received three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award, and her food writing has appeared in numerous national publications, including The New York Times, Saveur, Fine Cooking, and Food & Wine.

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We are pleased to share our Saturday mornings at the Ferry Building with our friends at CUESA, as they host well-known chefs at their demonstration kitchen. The food-portion of the events usually start at the market about an hour or so earlier than the times listed below. We invite the chefs and their fans to take a short walk over to our store where they can meet their readers and sign their books.

Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California's Sustainable Harvest Cover Image
By Janet Fletcher, Robert Holmes (Photographs by), Sara Remington (Photographs by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847865437
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rizzoli - March 26th, 2019

Celebrating the Golden State's wine-growing regions, Wine Country Table features compelling stories and recipes that showcase the range of the state's agricultural bounty and the seasonal spirit that continues to define the produce-driven and ethnically influenced essence of California wine country cooking.


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Peter Hessler with Adam Hochschild - The Buried (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

In Conversation with Adam Hochschild

Drawn by a fascination with Egypt's rich history and culture, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo in 2011. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, and visit the legendary archaeological digs of Upper Egypt. After his years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him Egypt would be a much quieter place. But not long before he arrived, the Egyptian Arab Spring had begun, and now the country was in chaos.

In the midst of the revolution, Hessler often traveled to digs at Amarna and Abydos, where locals live beside the tombs of kings and courtiers, a landscape that they call simply al-Madfuna: "the Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up a friendship with their instructor, a cynical political sophisticate. They also befriended Peter's translator, a gay man struggling to find happiness in Egypt's homophobic culture. A different kind of friendship was formed with the neighborhood garbage collector, an illiterate but highly perceptive man named Sayyid, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archaeological excavation. Hessler also met a family of Chinese small-business owners in the lingerie trade; their view of the country proved a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom.

Through the lives of these and other ordinary people in a time of tragedy and heartache, and through connections between contemporary Egypt and its ancient past, Hessler creates an astonishing portrait of a country and its people. What emerges is a book of uncompromising intelligence and humanity -- the story of a land in which a weak state has collapsed but its underlying society remains in many ways painfully the same. A worthy successor to works like Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon and Bruce Chatwin's The Songlines, The Buried bids fair to be recognized as one of the great books of our time.

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where he served as Beijing correspondent from 2000-2007 and Cairo correspondent from 2011-2016. He is also a contributing writer for National Geographic. He is the author of River Town, which won the Kiriyama Book Prize, Oracle Bones, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Country Driving, and Strange Stones. He won the 2008 National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting, and he was named a MacArthur fellow in 2011.

Adam Hochschild is a journalist and author who has written on issues of human rights and social justice. His books include the bestselling King Leopold’s Ghost. He has been a finalist twice for the National Book Critics Circle Award and once for the National Book Award. He has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and is a two-time recipient of the Gold Medal of the California Book Awards.

The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525559566
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Penguin Press - May 7th, 2019

From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change


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