November 10, 2009

November 10, 2009

Looking for a unique read? Author Romney Steele creates a beautiful storybook with 85 recipes in My Nepenthe: Bohemian Tales of Food, Family, and Big Sur. This true tale of a famous restaurant, perched on the majestic cliffs of California's Big Sur, celebrates the magic and history of place through food and the Fassett family, who started Nepenthe. As Nepenthe celebrates its 60th anniversary, Romney--who grew up at Nepenthe as the granddaughter of the founders--delves into her own memories, those of family members, and the restaurant's archives to recreate Nepenthe's years of bringing writers, artists, dancers, travelers, actors, and cooks together around the table.

I will be giving away three copies of My Nepenthe. tablehopper readers can enter to win by forwarding this week's tablehopper newsletter to one friend, but even more would be so very fabulous. Just tell your friend(s) why they would dig a subscription to the tablehopper e-column (not a blog!), or point out an event or happening that you think your friend would like, or this book. Simply CC or BCC luckyme [at] so I know you sent it--I promise I won't use anyone's email address.

Deadline to enter is midnight Sunday November 15th--I'll notify the winner next week!

Here are local events in November with Nani Steele:

November 12th
7pm, Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., SF, 415-282-4712

November 13th
7:30pm, Mrs. Dalloway's, 2904 College Ave. Berkeley, 510-704-8222

November 17th
6pm Book Passage, Ferry Building, SF, 415-835-1020

November 19th
7:30pm The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., SF, 415-863-8688

November 21st
West Coast Live interview, Freight & Salvage Coffee House, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley Tickets: 415-664-9500