Events at Omnivore Books on Food

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Thurs. Sept. 29 • Steven Grasse • Colonial Spirits: A Toast to Our Drunken History • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE., with some Colonial cocktails to sample!

In Colonial Spirits, Steven Grasse presents a historical manifesto on drinking, including 50 colonial era– inspired cocktail recipes. The book features a rousing timeline of colonial imbibing and a cultural overview of a dizzying number of drinks: beer, rum and punch; temperance drinks; liqueurs and cordials; medicinal beverages; cider; wine, whiskey, and bourbon.

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Sat. Oct. 1 • Pierre Thiam • Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Inspired by the depth of Senegalese cooking and the many people he’s met on his culinary journey, these recipes are Pierre Thiam’s own creative, modern takes on the traditional. Learn to cook the vibrant, diverse food of Senegal, such as soulful stews full of meat falling off the bone; healthy ancient grains and dark leafy greens with superfood properties; fresh seafood grilled over open flame, served with salsas singing of bright citrus and fiery peppers; and lots of fresh vegetables and salads bursting with West African flavors.

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Wed. Oct. 5 • Lucinda Scala Quinn • Mad Hungry Family: 120 Essential Recipes to Feed the Whole Crew • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Lucinda Scala Quinn is the country’s foremost evangelist for family meals every day of the week. Here are survival strategies for nothing-in-the-fridge crises, feeding unexpected guests, getting Thanksgiving dinner on the table before your family revolts, and more. Also included are primers on the ingredients and techniques you need—and permission to ignore those you don’t. With soulful, satisfying recipes and real talk about what it takes to make family meals a reality, Mad Hungry Family is the “you-can-do-this” handbook every home cook needs.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Thurs. Oct. 6 • Sqirl Dinner with Jessica Koslow at Camino to celebrate her new cookbook, Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking • 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Jessica Koslow and her restaurant, Sqirl, are at the forefront of the California cooking renaissance, which is all about food that surprises us and engages all of our senses—it looks good, tastes vibrant, and feels fortifying yet refreshing. In Everything I Want to Eat, Koslow shares 100 of her favorite recipes for health-conscious but delicious dishes that are also suitable for vegetarians, vegans, or whomever you’re sharing your meal with. TICKETS HERE!

Fri. Oct. 7 • Andrew Tarlow • Dinner at the Long Table • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

From the acclaimed owner of Brooklyn’s Diner, Marlow & Sons, Marlow & Daughters, and 7 other food establishments, comes this debut cookbook capturing a year’s worth of dishes meant to be shared among friends. Personal and accessible, Dinner at the Long Table brings Tarlow’s keen eye for combining design and taste to a collection of seventeen seasonal menus ranging from small gatherings to blow-out celebrations. This is a beautiful cookbook to be savored.

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Sat. Oct. 8 • Stanley Ginsberg • The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

With over 70 classic recipes, The Rye Baker introduces bakers to the rich world of rye bread from both the old world and the new. Award-winning author Stanley Ginsberg presents recipes spanning from the immigrant breads of America to rustic French pains de seigle, the earthy ryes of Alpine Austria and upper Italy, the crackly knäckebröds of Scandinavia, and the diverse breads of Germany, the Baltic countries, Poland, and Russia.

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Sun. Oct. 9 • Virgilio Martinnez • Central • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE, with Pisco drinks by Nico Vera!

This exquisite monograph from acclaimed Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez follows the innovative and exciting tasting menu at his signature restaurant, Central, in Lima. Organized by altitude, each chapter highlights recipes, food, and documentary photographs, together with personal essays. His journeys and life as a chef are motivated by his insatiable curiosity and passion for the biodiversity of his land.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Wed. Oct. 12 • Oysters and cocktails with Rowan Jacobsen at Bar Agricole to celebrate his new book, The Essential Oyster • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

With lavish four-color photos throughout by renowned photographer David Malosh, The Essential Oyster is the definitive book for oyster-lovers everywhere, featuring stunning portraits, tasting notes, and backstories of all the top oysters, as well as recipes from America's top oyster chefs and a guide to the best oyster bars. GET TICKETS HERE

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Thurs. Oct. 13 • Yasmin Khan • The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

"Barberries, fresh herbs, date molasses, dried limes, saffron; Yasmin’s Persian pantry staples are a roll call of my favourite ingredients. Her recipes are a mouthwatering showcase of a beautiful country." --Yotam Ottolenghi

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Sat. Oct. 15 • Kirk Lombard • The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast • 3:00-4:00p.m. FREE

In The Sea Forager's Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard combines a startling depth of knowledge with wry humor and colorful storytelling to guide readers' quests to hook fish, dig clams, and pick seaweed for themselves. Leighton Kelly's stunning, occasionally idiosyncratic illustrations complement practical instructions for gathering a variety of fish and seafood and delicious recipes for what to do with each catch.

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Thurs. Oct. 20 • Naomi Duguid • Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Naomi Duguid is a writer, photographer, teacher, cook, and world traveler. Her most recent cookbook, Burma, brought news of a long-forgotten part of the world and was winner of the 2013 IACP Cookbook Award for Culinary Travel and the Taste Canada Food Writing Award. Her previous award-winning titles, co-authored with Jeffrey Alford, include Flatbreads & Flavors, their first book, which won a James Beard Award for Cookbook of the Year; Seductions of Rice; Hot Sour Salty Sweet, also a James Beard Cookbook of the Year; Mangoes & Curry Leaves; and Beyond the Great Wall.

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OFF-SITE EVENT! Fri. Oct. 21 • Paul Freedman, author of Ten Restaurants That Changed America, in conversation with Cecilia Chiang at Yank Sing Restaurant (101 Spear St.)• Dim Sum appetizers! • 6:00-8:00. p.m. FREE with book purchase.

Combining a historian’s rigor with a foodie ’s palate, Ten Restaurants That Changed America reveals how the history of our restaurants reflects nothing less than the history of America itself. That includes charting the rise of our love affair with Chinese food through Cecilia Chiang's fabled The Mandarin.

 

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Sat. Oct. 22 • Georgeanne Brennan • My Culinary Journey: Food and Fêtes of Provence with Recipes • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

As a young woman, Brennan and her husband, with their small children, bought a French farmhouse with a little land and some goats, in hopes of realizing the dream of an idyllic existence. These memories are accompanied by forty delicious recipes, gorgeous photographs and informative, lively text featuring information about seven of her favorite regional French festivals.

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Sun. Oct. 23 • Emily Dilling • My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes • 3:00-4:00. FREE

Dilling takes readers on a tour of Paris’s growing artisanal and craft food scene. Visits to markets with local farmers, coffee roasters, and craft brewers in the city offer insight into the exciting development of local food movements in the city of lights and its surrounding region.

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Tues. Oct. 25 • Ali Bouzari. Ingredient: Unveiling the Essential Elements of Food • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

In this entertaining, informative guide, one of the leading experts in culinary science—a chef, consultant, and scientist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, from Thomas Keller to Daniel Humm—paints a portrait of each of the fundamental building blocks of food, giving all cooks a way to visualize and respond to what’s really happening in the pan.

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Fri. Oct. 28 • Brad Thomas Parsons • Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

The European tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs--called amari in Italian--has been around for centuries. But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail lists in the country’s best bars and restaurants. Parsons is the author of the acclaimed book Bitters.

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Sun. Oct. 30 • Ashley Christensen • Poole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Ashley Christensen is the new face of Southern cooking, and her debut cookbook, Poole’s, honors the traditions of this celebrated cuisine, while introducing a new vernacular—elevated simple side dishes spiked with complex vinaigrettes, meatless mains showcasing vibrant vegetables, and intensified flavors through a cadre of back-pocket recipes that will become indispensable in your kitchen. Her restaurant is in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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