Special Upcoming Chef-Cookbook Dinners

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Since it’s fall cookbook season, here are a few chefs and authors on tour you won’t want to miss. On Monday November 2nd is a dinner to celebrate Donabe: Classic and Modern Japanese Clay Pot Cooking (Ten Speed Press), by Japanese home-cooking expert and teacher Naoko Takei Moore and chef Kyle Connaughton (of the upcoming Single Thread in Healdsburg), at ~BAR TARTINE~. It will be a four-course dinner featuring dishes inspired by the book, like sizzling tofu and mushrooms in miso sauce and steam-fried black cod with crisp potatoes, leeks, and walnut-nori pesto. $80 (books and beverages sold separately). Seatings begin at 5:30pm. Call 415-487-1600 for reservations.

On Thursday November 19th, San Francisco will be one of the stops in the six-city North American book tour for The Nordic Cookbook (Phaidon) by Magnus Nilsson (Fäviken Magasinet). Nilsson, Phaidon, and Dinner Lab will be hosting a series of dinners with different Nordic chefs, and San Francisco is lucky to have chef Emma Bengtsson visiting, originally from Sweden but now living in New York (at the two Michelin-starred Aquavit), making her the first female Swedish chef and second-ever U.S. female chef to run a two-starred restaurant.

Nilsson will speak about The Nordic Cookbook at the event, and Bengtsson will be preparing a five-course dinner inspired by the traditional recipes and traditions documented in Nilsson’s book. Tickets are 
$175 per person and includes the five-course menu, beverages, and signed book ($49.95). Seatings are 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Location will be revealed closer to the event.