Readin' About Eatin'


For those who like to eat and read and read about eating, I thought you’d dig this lineup of upcoming events:

Gordon Edgar, author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, will be holding a launch party for his new book on Saturday March 13th. Gordon is the head cheese buyer at Rainbow Grocery, so you know there will be cheese! From Marin French Cheese Company, to be exact, plus other local artisanal cheesemakers. (Here’s a book mention from Amy Sherman). The party kicks off at Amnesia Bar from 6:30pm-8:30pm, and is being sponsored by the Modern Times Bookstore. 853 Valencia St. at 20th St.

This Saturday March 13th, you can also come to Omnivore Books to listen to Tara Austen Weaver from 3pm-4pm. She will be reading from The Butcher and the Vegetarian: One Woman’s Romp through a World of Men, Meat, and Moral Crisis.

~GASTRONOMICA~ editor in chief Darra Goldstein will be in the San Francisco Bay Area from March 31st-April 2nd for a series of events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the award-winning Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture and the publication of THE GASTRONOMICA READER (UC Press). Here’s where you can find her (I won’t mention the Harold McGee event that is sold out).

Gastronomica at Fog City News
Fog City News
Thursday April 1st, 12:30pm-2pm
455 Market St. at 1st St.
Meet and greet with Darra Goldstein, chocolate tasting.
This event is free and open to the public.

Food, Culture and Identity in a Global Society: A Conversation with Darra Goldstein
Friday April 2nd, 12pm
3335 Dwinelle Hall on the U.C. Berkeley campus.
Moderated by Barry Glassner, Professor of Sociology at USC and author of The Gospel of Food.
This event is free and open to the public.

Event Info

Saturday Mar 13, 2010 – Friday Apr 2, 2010