Events at Omnivore Books on Food

 

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Fri. April 3 • Book Signing with David Lebovitz • My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories • 6:00-7:00 p.m. FREE

It’s been ten years since David Lebovitz packed up his most treasured cookbooks, a well-worn cast-iron skillet, and his laptop and moved to Paris. In that time, the culinary culture of France has shifted as a new generation of chefs and home cooks—most notably in Paris—incorporates ingredients and techniques from around the world into traditional French dishes. In My Paris Kitchen, David remasters the classics, introduces lesser-known fare, and presents 100 sweet and savory recipes that reflect the way modern Parisians eat today.

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Sat. April 4 • Michael Dietsch • Shrubs: An Old Fashioned Drink for Modern Times • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

The history of shrubs, as revealed here, is as fascinating as the drinks are refreshing. These sharp and tangy infusions are simple to make and use, as you’ll discover with these recipes. Mix up some Red Currant Shrub for a Vermouth Cassis, or Apple Cinnamon Shrub to mix with seltzer, or develop your own with Michael Dietsch’s directions and step-by-step photographs.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Mon. April 6. Monday Night Taiwanese Pop-Up at Namu Gaji! 7:00 p.m.

To celebrate the delicious cuisine of Taiwan, the focus of the new cookbook The Food of Taiwan by Cathy Erway, Namu Gaji is throwing a Taiwanese Pub Dinner pop up! Combining traditional Taiwanese favorites and the delightful, communal atmosphere of pub foods, the meal will feature five courses including dessert prepared by the author and served family-style for this intimate gathering. Copies of The Food of Taiwan will also be available for purchase, and for signing. Dinner will be prepared by Cathy Erway herself, alongside Chef/Owner of Namu Gaji, Dennis Lee. Click here for tickets!

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Thurs. April 9 • Kevin Gillespie • Pure Pork Awesomeness • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE.

Highly respected Atlanta chef and season six Top Chef Fan Favorite Kevin Gillespie shares his unbounded passion for pork in 100 unique recipes with global flavors. Everything you need to know about selecting, cooking, and enjoying pork is included within.

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Fri. April 10 • Mindy Segal • Cookie Love: 60 Recipes and Techniques for Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE, with cookies!

Mindy Segal is serious about cookies. And Cookie Love is your new go-to, never-fail reference for turn-out-perfectly-every-time cookie recipes. Mindy, award-winning pastry chef and self-professed “cookie nerd,” shares all of her secrets for turning classic recipes into more elevated, fun interpretations of everyone’s favorite sweet treat.

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Sat. April 11 • Natasha MacAller • The Vanilla Table: The Essence of Exquisite Cooking from the World's Best Chefs • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

With the help of 33 outstanding chefs, who have each contributed a 'vanilla plate', international chef Natasha Macaller has created a truly global compendium of vanilla expertise, showcasing this most exotic and yet everyday spice in over 100 vanilla dishes, sweet and savory.

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Sun. April 12 • Diana Henry • A Bird in the Hand • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

It's all about the chicken! Diana Henry was named 'Cookery Writer of the Year' by The Guild of Food Writers in 2009 and in 2007 for her column in the Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine. She is a contributor to many magazines and is the author of a number of bestselling cookbooks, including Roast Figs Sugar Snow; Salt Sugar Smoke; Food from Plenty and A Change of Appetite.

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Mon. April 13 • Marc Vetri. Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

Award-winning Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri wanted to write his first book about pasta. Instead, he wrote two other acclaimed cookbooks and continued researching pasta for ten more years. Now, the respected master of Italian cuisine finally shares his vast knowledge of pasta, gnocchi, and risotto in this inspiring, informative primer featuring expert tips and techniques, and more than 100 recipes.

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Tues. April 14. Sara Forte. The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon. 6:30-7:30. FREE

In this follow-up to her successful first book, The Sprouted Kitchen, blogger and author Sara Forte turns her attention to bowl food, which combines vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins in one vessel to make a simple, complete, and nutritious meal.

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Fri. April 17 • Lettie Teague • Wine in Words: Notes for Better Drinking • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE, with wine to taste!

Lettie Teague is the wine columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the winner of three James Beard Awards. With the pithy wit that readers of her columns have come to expect, Teague breaks down the stumbling blocks that often intimidate us and clears up the myths that cloud our understanding of wine.

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Sat. April 18 • Susie Wyshak. Good Food, Great Business: How to Take Your Artisan Food Idea from Concept to Marketplace • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE.

For those ready to follow their foodie dreams (or at least start thinking about it), this book provides the tools to decide if creating a specialty food business is right for you. The author uses real-life examples from more than 75 successful individuals and businesses to illustrate the good, the bad, and the ugly of starting a food enterprise.

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Mon. April 20 • Corey Lee • Benu • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

Since striking out on his own from Thomas Keller’s acclaimed French Laundry in 2010, Corey Lee has crafted a unique, James Beard Award‐winning cuisine that seamlessly blends his South Korean heritage with his upbringing in the United States. Benu provides a gorgeously illustrated presentation of the running order of one of Lee’s 33‐course tasting menus, providing access to all the drama and pace of Benu’s kitchen and dining room.

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Sat. April 25 • Heather Hardison • Homegrown: Illustrated Bites from Your Garden to Your Table • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE.

Whether your idea of gardening is a tomato plant on your fire escape or a pumpkin patch in the yard, Homegrown is the ultimate guide to growing your own food and eating it, too! With clear and uncomplicated illustrations, author Heather Hardison guides readers through the process of planting, growing, harvesting, and preparing more than 25 of the tastiest, easy-to-grow vegetables and small fruits.

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Sun. April 26 • Cheryl Sternman Rule • Yogurt Culture: A Global Look at How to Make, Bake, Sip, and Chill the World's Creamiest, Healthiest Food • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE.

Long celebrated as a versatile ingredient in cuisines across the globe, yogurt has recently emerged as a food of nearly unparalleled growth here in the United States. The time has come for a modern, far-ranging cookbook devoted to its untapped culinary uses.

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