Events at Omnivore Books on Food

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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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Sat. May 2 • Maureen Abood • Rose Water and Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from my Lebanese Kitchen • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

 

Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These lush flavors of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan, inspired Maureen to launch her award-winning blog, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. Here she revisits the recipes she was reared on, exploring her heritage through its most-beloved foods and chronicling her riffs on traditional cuisine.

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Sun. May 3 • Bryan Petroff & Douglas Quint • Big Gay Ice Cream: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

 

Join Big Gay Ice Cream co-owners Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint as they talk about making history with their unique soft-serve business. Moderated by Humphry Slocombe's Jake Godby, they'll also be serving up a one of a kind ice cream mashup created especially for this event. Big Gay Ice Cream first debuted as a NYC food truck in June 2009 and has since expanded to storefronts in New York and Philadelphia, with Los Angeles opening later this year.

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Mon. May 4 • Kristen Miglore • Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook. 6:30-7:30. FREE

There isn’t yet a single cookbook where you can find Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter, Jim Lahey’s No-Knead Bread, and Nigella Lawson’s Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake—plus dozens more of the most talked about, just-crazy-enough-to-work recipes of our time. Until now. These are what Food52 Executive Editor Kristen Miglore calls genius recipes.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Tues • May 5 • Burritt Room + Tavern and Omnivore Books celebrate the official cookbook release of Charlie Palmer's American Fare: Everyday Recipes from My Kitchens to Yours • 6:00-8:30 p.m. $50

 

Join us at Berlinetta Lounge at the Mystic Hotel featuring award-winning chef and restaurateur, Charlie Palmer and his new book about favorite American recipes he loves to share with family and friends.

Enjoy classic cocktails from Burritt Room along with bites from the book, as well as the opportunity to purchase personalized signed copies of the new cookbook. Tickets here!

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Thurs. May 7 • April Bloomfield. A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

A Girl and Her Greens reflects the lighter side of the renowned chef whose name is nearly synonymous with nose-to-tail eating. From the chef, restaurant owner, and author of the critically lauded A Girl and Her Pig comes a beautiful, full-color cookbook that offers tantalizing seasonal recipes for a wide variety of vegetables, from summer standbys such as zucchini to earthy novelties like sunchokes.

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Sun. May 10 • Tara O'Brady • Seven Spoons: My Favorite Recipes for Any and Every Day • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

 

Tara O'Brady was one of the earliest food bloggers to enter the scene, and now, nearly ten years after she first started Seven Spoons, she has become one of the most highly regarded and unique voices in the culinary arena. This is her debut cookbook, so come show your support for this fresh voice in food!

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Mon. May 11 • Aaron Franklin • Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into. Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world)—and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is.

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Thurs. May 14 • Sandra Gilbert • The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

In this stunning and important work, the prominent critic, poet, and memoirist Sandra M. Gilbert explores our relationship with food and eating through discussions of literature, art, and popular culture. Focusing on contemporary practices, The Culinary Imagination traces the social, aesthetic, and political history of food from myth to modernity, from ancient sources to our current wave of food mania.

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Tues. May 19 • Janet Fletcher • Yogurt: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

A longtime contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Janet has received three James Beard Awards and the IACP Bert Greene Award for her newspaper journalism. From roasted tomato bruschetta with yogurt cheese to meatballs in a warm yogurt sauce to a golden yogurt cake, these recipes showcase yogurt in dishes both rustic and sophisticated.

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Thurs. May 21 • The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket, by Portland Picnic Society members Marnie Hanel, Andrea Slonecker, and Jen Stevenson • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

A picnic is a great escape from our day-to-day and a chance to turn a meal into something more festive and memorable. The Picnic shares everything you need to plan an effortless outdoor get-together: no-fail recipes, helpful checklists, and expert advice.

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Wed. May 27 • Darra Goldstein. Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

 

More than just a compendium of pastries, candies, ices, preserves, and confections, this reference work reveals how the human proclivity for sweet has brought richness to our language, our art, and, of course, our gastronomy. In nearly 600 entries, beginning with "à la mode" and ending with the Italian trifle known as "zuppa inglese," the Companion traces sugar's journey from a rare luxury to a ubiquitous commodity.

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Sat. May 30 • Molly Wizenberg. Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

 

In this funny, frank, tender memoir and New York Times bestseller, the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette recounts how opening a restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage.

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