It's Cookbook Season! Lots of Great Releases and Events for Your Radar

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Fall cookbooks are hitting the shelves, which means lots of great authors and chefs will be in town promoting them. Here are some to check out.

Tonight, Tuesday September 22nd, and tomorrow, Wednesday September 23rd, catch Nancy Singleton Hachisu cooking from her new book Preserving the Japanese Way at ~IZAKAYA RINTARO~. Both nights, there will be seatings from 6pm to 9:30pm, and she’ll be on hand to sign books and talk about her food and writing. The dinners cost $65 per person and will offer a set menu, not including drinks. Reservations can be made by email or by calling the restaurant at 415-589-7022.

On Wednesday September 30th, local chef and author Joanne Weir will be at ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~ for a book signing of her latest, Kitchen Gypsy. The book tells the story of Weir’s life as a cook and teacher through stories and recipes. The event is free, and wines from her own winery will be on offer. 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Then, on Thursday October 1st, another local will be at ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~. Duggan McDonnell, bartender extraordinaire and badass writer, will be talking about San Francisco and our cocktail culture while promoting his new book, Drinking the Devil’s Acre. The event is free and includes a cocktail tasting, so don’t miss it. 6:30pm-7:30pm.

Culinary mastermind and icon Ruth Reichl is going to be in town with her new book, My Kitchen Year. She’s having a cocktail party on Tuesday October 6th at ~BAR AGRICOLE~, and you’re invited. The party includes recipes from the book, the opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed, and there will be plenty of cocktails and wine. Tickets are $75 per person, and the 6pm event is already sold out, so don’t delay! Tickets are still on sale for the event that runs from 8pm-10pm.

Meera Sodha is going to be at ~OMNIVORE BOOKS~ on Thursday October 8th. Her new book, Made in India, includes more than 130 recipes rooted in her Indian, Ugandan, and British heritage. There’s a section on desserts, too, like a fennel seed shortbread. The event is free and runs from 6:30pm-7:30pm.