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. July 23 • Erin Coopey • Infusing Flavors: Intense Infusions for Food and Drink: Recipes for oils, vinegars, sauces, bitters, waters & more • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Infusing Flavors features recipes to infuse mind-blowing flavors into teas, tisanes, bitters, liqueurs, aguas frescas, waters, vinegars, oils, gastriques, shrubs, ice creams, soft drinks, and more. Each section in the book is packed with unique recipes. You'll learn which herbs, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and even seeds can be prepared and infused into all-natural food and drink recipes. With its emphasis on flavor infusions that stretch beyond your standard cocktail bitters, this book is a special treat for any food lover.

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Sat. July 30 • Mi Ae Lipe • Bounty from the Box: The CSA Box Cookbook • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

This is a comprehensive resource, whether you get your produce from a CSA box, farmers market, or grocery store. Arranged by season, Bounty from the Box contains over 350 delicious recipes--many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Each crop features extensive information on nutrition, selection, storage, cleaning, cooking techniques, and serving ideas. Bounty also showcases exceptional American CSA farms that strengthen their communities by providing not just food but also employment, education, housing, environmental stewardship, compassion, and hope.

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Wed. August 3 • Martin Cate • Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE, with rum punch!

Featuring more than 100 delicious recipes (original and historic), plus a groundbreaking new approach to understanding rum, Smuggler’s Cove is the magnum opus of the contemporary tiki renaissance. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite cocktail, tips on how to trick out your home tiki grotto, help stocking your bar with great rums, or inspiration for your next tiki party, Smuggler’s Cove has everything you need to transform your world into a Polynesian Pop fantasia.

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Sat. Aug. 6 • Sonoko Sakai • Rice Craft: Yummy! Healthy! Fun to Make! 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

This book features more than 30 recipes for flavorful onigiri with a range of fillings as well as master recipes for cooking rice, plus extras to round out the meal: a miso soup to float the rice balls in, perfect soft eggs to wrap in rice, and pickled ginger to serve on the side. More than 20 color photographs inspire new creations and teach kids and adults alike to make these creative treats.

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Sun. Aug. 7 • Michelle McKenzie • Dandelion and Quince: Exploring the Wide World of Unusual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Discover new ingredients and open up a fresh culinary adventure in your kitchen. From mustard and kumquats to nettles, fava leaves, sunchokes and more, the blossoms, berries, leaves, and roots featured in Dandelion & Quince are simple foods that satisfy our need for a diversity of plant life in our diets, grown with care and prepared by our own hands for our families and communities.

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Sat. Aug. 13 • Fruit Pie Contest! 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE to baking entrants; $5 for those who prefer to simply taste every pie.

Yes, it's time again for one of our famous food contests, this time celebrating the end of summer fruits that are best sampled in PIE. The rules are simple: Bake your best fruit pie, and cut it into as many pieces as possible for everyone to judge. Anyone not baking pays $5 at the door to sample and judge all the pies, we tally the votes for favorite, and the winner splits the door money with us! There are great runner-up prizes offered from some of our favorite publishers, so GET BAKING!

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Sun. Aug. 14 • Anthony Tassinello & Mary Jo Thoresen • Ice Cream Social: 100 Artisanal Recipes for Ice Cream, Sherbet, Granita, and Other Frozen Favorites • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE, with ice cream!

Chez Panisse veterans Anthony Tassinello and Mary Jo Thoresen show you how easy it is to recreate the flavors and comfort of your local ice cream shop at home in this irresistible celebration of all things sweet and frozen. Focusing on simple yet creative flavor combinations, Ice Cream Social walks you step-by-step through basic techniques to make your own ice cream, sherbet, granita, frozen yogurt, and other delightful treats—from the classic and nostalgic to the surprising and festive.

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Sat. Aug. 20 • Anna Brones • Fika: The Art of The Swedish Coffee Break, with Recipes for Pastries, Breads, and Other Treats • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Sweden is one of the world’s top coffee consuming nations, and the twice-daily social coffee break known as fika is a cherished custom. Fika can be had alone or in groups, indoors or outdoors, while traveling or at home. A time to take a rest from work and chat with friends or colleagues over a cup and a sweet treat, fika reflects the Swedish ideal of slowing down to appreciate life’s small joys.

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Thurs. Sept. 1 • Hank Shaw • Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Other Antlered Things • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE.

Buck, Buck, Moose is the first comprehensive, lushly photographed, full-color guide to working with and cooking all forms of venison, including deer, elk, moose, antelope and caribou. You'll also get thorough instructions on how to butcher, age and store your venison, as well as how to use virtually every part of the animal. Buck, Buck, Moose also includes a lengthy section on curing venison and sausage-making.

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