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.

To see photos from some of our past author events, click here!

 

 

Sat. May 19 • David Bransfield • Pizzapedia: An Illustrated Guide to Everyone's Favorite Food • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE, with pizza!

In lavish illustrations and hand-lettered text, Pizzapedia celebrates all there is to fixate about: the stories behind its origin (we have the ancient Greeks to thank before the Italians); the delectable ingredients, from San Marzano tomatoes to buffalo mozzarella; the failed and the famous inventions (like "the pizza saver," the piece of plastic that prevents a pizza delivery box top from drooping into the pie); the merits of Sicilian vs. New York vs. Chicago vs. new (Detroit!) styles; and much more.

Add this event to your calendar.

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED BOOK

 

 

CANCELED DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES. Thurs. May 24 • Linda Civitello • Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking .

First patented in 1856, baking powder sparked a classic American struggle for business supremacy. For nearly a century, brands battled to win loyal consumers for the new leavening miracle, transforming American commerce and advertising even as they touched off a chemical revolution in the world's kitchens. Linda Civitello chronicles the titanic struggle that reshaped America's diet and rewrote its recipes.

 

 

 

 

Sun. June 3 • Sara Franklin • Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Edna Lewis (1916-2006) wrote some of America's most resonant, lyrical, and significant cookbooks, including the now classic The Taste of Country Cooking. Lewis cooked and wrote as a means to explore her memories of childhood on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, a community first founded by black families freed from slavery. In this first-ever critical appreciation of Lewis's work, food-world stars gather to reveal their own encounters with Edna Lewis. Together they penetrate the mythology around Lewis and illuminate her legacy for a new generation.

Add this event to your calendar.

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED BOOK

 

 

Thurs. June 7 • Elizabeth Minchilli • Eating My Way Through Italy: Heading Off the Main Roads to Discover the Hidden Treasures of the Italian Table • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

After a lifetime of living and eating in Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli is an expert on the city's cuisine. While she’s proud to share everything she knows about Rome, she now wants to show her devoted readers that the rest of Italy is a culinary treasure trove waiting to be explored. Far from being a monolithic gastronomic culture, each region of Italy offers its own specialties. While fava beans mean one thing in Rome, they mean an entirely different thing in Puglia. Risotto in a Roman trattoria? Don’t even consider it. Eating My Way Through Italy celebrates the differences in Italy's cuisine.

Add this event to your calendar.

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED BOOK

 

 

Fri. June 8 • Josh Donald • Sharp: The Definitive Guide to Knives, Knife Care, and Cutting Techniques, with Recipes from Great Chefs • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

From knife expert Josh Donald, the owner of Bernal Cutlery, this comprehensive guide details the elements of buying and caring for good knives, including sharpening and knife skills. Step-by-step instructions and photography cover a range of techniques with 15 recipes from great chefs—including Stuart Brioza of State Bird Provisions and Melissa Perello of Frances—which feature all the cuts that mark an accomplished cook.

Add this event to your calendar.

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED BOOK

 

 

Sat. June 9 • Marnie Hanel and Jen Stevenson • The Campout Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

From the IACP Award–winning authors of The Picnic, comes its companion, for leaving civilization behind and dining under the stars. A mix of dishes to make ahead and meals to cook on-site, The Campout Cookbook includes more than 75 recipes for wood-fired skillet pizzas; backcountry stews and chilies; fire-roasted vegetables and cast-iron breads; unexpected dips, jerkies, and high-energy bars; breakfasts to satisfy that yawning hunger that comes from sleeping in the fresh air; and of course, s’mores.

Add this event to your calendar.

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED BOOK

 

 

Sun. June 10 „ Diana Henry • How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Best known as the food writer for the Sunday Telegraph, Diana Henry has twice been named Cookery Writer of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers in 2007 and 2009. Menus can create very different moods; they can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They also have to work as a meal that flows and as a group of dishes that the cook can manage without becoming totally stressed. The 24 menus and 100 recipes in this book reflect places Diana loves, and dishes that are real favorites.

Add this event to your calendar.

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED BOOK

 

 

Sun. June 10 • Dinner with Diana Henry at Gardenias Restaurant • 6:00 p.m. $65

Join us for an intimate dinner with Diana Henry, as Gardenias offers a menu from her cookbook, How to Eat a Peach. Omnivore will be on hand to sell cookbooks! For a deeper description and tickets, please go to Event Tickets

 

 

Tues. June 12 • Gayle Pirie & John Clark • The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Foreign Cinema opened its doors in 1999 in the Mission District of San Francisco, pioneers in transforming the neighborhood into a culinary destination. The dramatic experience of dining in the sweeping atrium, where films screen nightly, still enchant visitors 18 years later. Now, for the first time, chef-owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark share the best from their distinctive North African, California-Mediterranean menu.

Add this event to your calendar.

PRE-ORDER A SIGNED BOOK

back to top