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Fuchsia Dunlop - The Food of Sichuan (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Almost twenty years after the publication of Land of Plenty, considered by many to be one of the greatest cookbooks of all time, Fuchsia Dunlop revisits the region where her own culinary journey began, adding more than 70 new recipes to the original repertoire and accompanying them with mouthwatering descriptions of the dazzling flavors and textures of Sichuanese cooking.

The Food of Sichuan shows home cooks how to re-create classics such as Mapo Tofu, Twice- Cooked Pork and Gong Bao Chicken, or a traditional spread of cold dishes, including Bang Bang Chicken, Numbing- and- Hot Dried Beef, Spiced Cucumber Salad and Green Beans in Ginger Sauce. With gorgeous food and travel photography and enhanced by a culinary and cultural history of the region, The Food of Sichuan is a captivating insight into one of the world's greatest cuisines.

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ISBN: 9781324004837
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 15th, 2019

Almost twenty years after the publication of Land of Plenty, considered by many to be one of the greatest cookbooks of all time, Fuchsia Dunlop revisits the region where her own culinary journey began, adding more than 70 new recipes to the original repertoire and accompanying them with mouthwatering descriptions of the dazzling flavors and textures of Sichuanese cooking.


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Meghan Daum - The Problem with Everything (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

In the fall of 2016, acclaimed author Meghan Daum began working on a book about the excesses of contemporary feminism. With Hillary Clinton soon to be elected, she figured even the most fiercely liberal of her friends and readers could take the criticisms in stride. But after the election, she knew she needed to do more, and her nearly completed manuscript went in the trash. What came out in its place is the most sharply-observed, all-encompassing, and unputdownable book of her career.

In The Problem with Everything, Meghan examines our country’s most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape—from Donald Trump’s presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond. In the process, she wades into the waters of identity politics and intersectionality, thinks deeply about the gender wage gap, and tests a theory about the divide between Gen Xers and millennials.

This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.

Meghan Daum is the author of five books and writes a bi-weekly column about culture and politics for Medium. Her collection of original essays, The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, won the 2015 PEN Center USA Award for creative nonfiction. She is also the editor of the New York Times bestseller Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not To Have Kids. Her other books include the essay collection My Misspent Youth, the novel The Quality of Life Report, and Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House, a memoir. She was the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and is on the adjunct faculty in the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781982129330
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Published: Gallery Books - October 22nd, 2019

From “one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time” (Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement. You won’t be able to stop thinking about it and talking about it.


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Steph Cha - Your House Will Pay (San Francisco Ferry Building Store)

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:00pm

Over a span of two weeks in the spring of 1991, racial tensions in Los Angeles hit a frenzied high. On March 3, Rodney King was brutally beaten by four white LAPD officers, and two weeks later, on March 16, Latasha Harlins was murdered by a Korean convenience store owner. These inciting incidents would lead to massive civil unrest, when the woman who killed Harlins was sentenced to probation and a small fine, and a few months later the officers who beat King were acquitted, sparking six days of riot and rebellion in the spring of 1992. Steph Cha was a child at the time, unaware of these events and their implications, even growing up in Los Angeles’ tight-knit Korean-American community. But as an adult, she saw how the events of the early ‘90s shaped her city, and how their impact reached the present day. After years of grappling with how crime, violence, and injustice permeate communities and families, Cha wrote an incredibly tense, powerful novel, inspired by this underexamined period of Los Angeles history.
 
Your House Will Pay is a stunning novel that tackles head-on the major themes of racial tension, police violence, social movements, and cultural identity, from the perspective of a Los Angeles native.This novel marks a bold new direction for Steph Cha, further establishing her as one of the strongest voices in the next generation of both crime and literary writers – compelled by the notion that crime is a fundamental part of life and exploring what that means for the individual as well as society at large.

Steph Cha, author of the Juniper Song crime trilogy, is now the Noir Editor at The Los Angeles Review of Books and a contributing book reviewer for The Los Angeles Times. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two basset hounds.

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ISBN: 9780062868855
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Published: Ecco - October 15th, 2019

“With Your House Will Pay, Steph Cha has taken a dark moment in Los Angeles’s violent history and cracked it wide open, creating a prism of understanding—of the pull of generational violence and its enduring devastation, but also of the power of human grace against all odds.


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