Get Bookish: Some Great Author and Book Events Coming Up

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David Lebovitz, the chef and author who used to reside in the Bay Area but now makes his home in beautiful Paris, has a new book out called My Paris Kitchen. He’ll be making an appearance at ~DANDELION CHOCOLATE~ on the morning of Saturday May 3rd, from 11am-12:30pm. Dandelion’s chef, Lisa Vega, will be making treats from Lebovitz’s book to celebrate. 740 Valencia St. at 18th St., 415-349-0942.

Also on Saturday May 3rd, from 3pm-5pm, he’ll be at ~THE PASTA SHOP~ on 4th Street in Berkeley, reading from the book. There will also be samples from the recipes, and of course he’d be happy to sign the book for you. The event is free, with books available for purchase. 1786 4th St. Market Plaza at Delaware, Berkeley, 510-250-6004.

And then, on Saturday May 10th, catch Mr. Lebovitz one more time at ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~ from 3pm-4pm. The event is free, and of course the book will be available for purchase.

Speaking of ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~, they’ve also got an afternoon with Josey Baker lined up on Sunday May 4th from 3pm-4pm. He’ll be talking about his new book, Josey Baker Bread, and maybe sharing some stories about his business venture, The Mill, and its much-discussed toast. Baker is a seriously funny and fantastic guy, and this is not one to miss. The event is free, and books will be available for purchase and signing.

Deborah Madison will also be making an appearance at Omnivore, on Saturday May 3rd from 3pm-4pm. Her classic Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone from 1997 has been released in a new edition, The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, with more than 200 new recipes and lots of new information and updates.

If you’re looking for a more in-depth exploration of Madison’s new edition, check out this luncheon at ~FOREIGN CINEMA~ on Tuesday May 6th from 11am-2:30pm. The lunch will begin with appetizers, followed by three courses inspired by the book. Of course, Madison will be in attendance, discussing the book and signing copies. The luncheon costs $85 per person, and reservations can be made by calling 415-648-7600.