Eat Well and Celebrate the Release of Cooking with Italian Grandmothers


Photo from Cooking with Italian Grandmothers.

I am so excited to check out this new book from Jessica Theroux, ~COOKING WITH ITALIAN GRANDMOTHERS~. She traveled all over Italy, through the seasons, photographing and documenting Italian grandmothers and dishes they prepared—it’s part diary, part cookbook (with over 100 recipes), and part photographic essay.

To celebrate the launch of the book, a number of restaurants across the nation (most of them Italian) will be hosting a special dinner celebrating local food and the publication of the book. The launch dinner is Monday October 11th with Theroux at Pizzaiolo in Oakland (5:30pm-10pm); then in Napa at Oenotri on Thursday October 14th (5:30pm-9:30pm); and a brunch on Sunday October 17th at Boulettes Larder (10am-2:30pm). There will also be signings, like at Book Passage in San Francisco on October 12th at 6pm; The Pasta Shop in Berkeley on October 23rd from 12pm-2pm; and more.

Other restaurants around the nation will be sponsoring special dinners in conjunction with local Slow Food organizations and Edible magazines (Theroux will be present at a small number). The complete list is posted here. For more information on all the events, go here.