Events at Omnivore Books on Food

If you would like a signed copy of a book from one of our events, but are unable to attend,
just call the shop at 415-282-4712, we’ll be happy to take care of it for you.

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Sat. Jan. 14 • Elizabeth Howes • The Modern Salad: Innovative New American and International Recipes Inspired by Burma's Iconic Tea Leaf Salad • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Bursting with bold flavors, hearty ingredients, crunchy textures and brilliant colors—the salads in this book are a feast for your senses.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Thurs. Jan. 19 • Ana Sortun & Maura Kilpatrick • Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery & Cafe • Cocktails and delectable small plates with the authors at Bar Agricole. 6:00-9:00 p.m. $50.

Oleana's Ana Sortun and Maura Kilpatrick have traveled extensively throughout Turkey and the Middle East, researching recipes and gaining inspiration for their uber-popular cafe and bakery, Sofra, in Boston. In their first cookbook together, the two demystify and explore the flavors of this popular region. GET TICKETS HERE

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Sat. Jan. 21 • Cynthia Nims • Crab: 50 Recipes with the Fresh Taste of the Sea from the Pacific, Atlantic & Gulf Coasts • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

If you dream about perfectly prepared crab cakes, steamed Dungeness straight from the shell, or lightly coated soft-shell blue crabs, this is your cookbook. Culinary expert Cynthia Nims offers 50 delicious ways to love crab--whether it's Dungeness, Alaskan king, and snow crab from the West Coast or blue and stone crab from the East.

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Thurs. Feb. 2 • Lou Bustamante • The Complete Cocktail Manual: 285 Tips, Tricks, and Recipes • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE, with cocktails!

Learn everything you need to know to craft the perfect cocktail—or two, or three…but who’s counting? Spirits writer and expert Lou Bustamante, in partnership with the United States Bartenders’ Guild, collects the best cocktail recipes, techniques, and histories in this must-have volume that has a place in every home bar.

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Thurs. Feb. 9 • Kathy Gunst • Soup Swap: Comforting Recipes to Make and Share • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

There's no better way to cultivate community, foster friendship, or simply nourish family than over heartwarming bowls of homemade soup. And here, soup lovers will find 60 terrific recipes, featuring such classics as creamy Tomato Soup with Grilled-Cheese Croutons plus international favorites like Thai Red Curry-Chicken Noodle Soup.

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Sat. Feb. 11 • Georgia Freedman • There's Always Room for Chocolate: Recipes from Brooklyn's The Chocolate Room • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE, with chocolates to sample!

The Chocolate Room has become a place of pilgrimage for chocolate lovers from near and far, thanks to its simple mission: to create treats that bring back those original childhood memories of the pure joy of chocolate. Its chefs have a knack for reconstructing a classic American recipe in ways that improve on the original. Their showstopping Chocolate Layer Cake, for instance, is the cake all other chocolate cakes dream of being; it’s made with a blackout pudding filling, three different kinds of chocolate, and a custardy ganache frosting.

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Sun. Feb. 12 • Alanna Taylor-Tobin • Alternative Baker: Reinventing Dessert with Gluten-Free Grains and Flours • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

From peak-of-season fruit pies nestled in an irresistibly crunchy crust, to cookies that positively melt in your mouth, author Alanna Taylor-Tobin offers more than 100 wholesome treats utilizing easily accessible alternative grains and flours for every taste and baking level.

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