Mark Bittman, the hilarious and deadpan New York Times columnist and author of the new cookbook Vb6:Eat Vegan Before 6:00pm to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health will be in town on Tuesday May 7th. He’ll be at Book Passage at 12:30pm, signing books and discussing his methods for delicious vegan dishes. Then, in the evening, catch him at The Commonwealth Club in conversation with Joey Altman. The talk begins at 6pm, and tickets start at $15 for Commonwealth Club members, $25 general admission. Fairmont Hotel Gold Room, 950 Mason St. at California.
For a break from all things vegan and healthy, try this one: on Saturday April 20th (that’s tomorrow), Janet Fletcher will be at the Pasta Shop Rockridge, talking about her new and fabulous book, Cheese & Beer. Mmmm, cheese. Mmmm, beer. The event will run from 1pm-4pm, and books will be available for purchase. 5655 College Ave. at Shafter, Oakland, 510-250-6005.
Fabio Viviani of Top Chef infamy will be in town Friday May 3rd-Saturday May 4th, promoting his new cookbook, Fabio’s Italian Kitchen. On Friday, catch him at Book Passage in the Ferry Building at 6pm. Then, on Saturday, he’ll be at ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~ at 3pm.