It’s fall, which means no shortage of new book releases! Here are a variety of book launch events for your consideration.
On Thursday October 20th, Omnivore Books will hold a book party for Sam Mogannam and Dabney Gough’s book Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food: A Grocer’s Guide to Shopping, Cooking & Creating Community Through Food. The book has 90 recipes from Bi-Rite’s kitchen along with Sam’s favorites. 6pm-7pm, 3885a Cesar Chavez St. at Church, 415-282-4712.
Sam Mogannam will also be at Rockridge Market Hall (where he worked in the ’90s) on Saturday October 22nd for storytelling and tastings. 2pm-4pm, 5655 College Ave. at Shafter, Oakland, 510-250-6000.
Patrician Curtan, the artist behind Alice Waters’ menus and cookbook designs, will sign copies of her book Menus for Chez Panisse this Saturday October 22nd, at MARCH. The book is a four-decade collection of menus. You can see some of her beautiful work here. 2pm-4pm, 3075 Sacramento St. at Baker, 415-931-7433.
Tamar Adler, a Chez Panisse alumnus, will be signing copies of her book An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, which is modeled after M.F.K. Fisher’s How to Cook a Wolf and provides a practical and economical approach to cooking. Adler will be signing her book at three places in the Bay Area this month.
Adler’s first book signing will be next week on Wednesday October 26th at Camino Restaurant, where dinner guests who buy a copy will take home an element of their meal as their gift. 5:30pm-8pm, 3917 Grand Ave. at Boulevard, Oakland, 510-547-5035.
On Thursday October 27th, Adler will be at Chez Panisse Café, where there will be snacks with the book signing. A special dinner inspired by the book will follow the signing (call for reservations). 4:30pm-5:30pm, 1517 Shattuck Ave. at Vine, Berkeley, 510-548-5049.
Adler’s only reading of her book will be at Book Passage on Friday October 28th, 6pm, 1 Ferry Building #42 at The Embarcadero, 415-835-1020.
Next month on Sunday November 6th, chef Sanjeev Kapoor will collaborate with chef-owner Ranjan Dey of New Delhi Restaurant to support Compassionate Chefs Cafe and to celebrate the launch of his cookbook How To Cook Indian. The 600-page book covers favorites like butter chicken and samosas along with lesser known dishes such as shorbas. The book also includes a chapter on Indo-Chinese fusion as well as a handy guide to spices. Kapoor’s book will be available for purchase at the event. Make reservations for a Casual Champagne Brunch ($50 per person) or 10-Course Family Style Wine Dinner ($150 per person). 100% of funds raised go to Compassionate Chefs Cafe. 12pm-2pm (brunch) or 6pm-9pm (dinner), New Delhi Restaurant, 160 Ellis St. at Cyril Magnin, 415-397-8470.