Events at Omnivore Books on Food

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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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Sat. June 6 • Emma Christensen • Brew Better Beer: Learn (and Break) the Rules for Making IPAs, Sours, Pilsners, Stouts, and More • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

This next-generation beer book shares the secrets to thinking like a brewer, with basic recipes for each style of beer followed by inspired variations that reveal which flavors, infusions, hops, and yeasts are best suited to experimentation.

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Sun. June 7 • Hugh Acheson • The Broad Fork: Recipes for the Wide World of Vegetables • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Hugh Acheson is the chef/partner of the restuarants Five & Ten, The National, Cinco y Diez, and Empire State South, named restaurant of the year by Atlanta Magazine. He is winner of two 2011 James Beard Awards for Best Chef Southeast and Best American Cookbook, has been featured in numerous food and wine publications, and appears on Bravo's Top Chef as a judge.

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Thurs. June 11 • Brigit Binns • Sunset Eating Up the West Coast: The best road trips, restaurants, and recipes from California to Washington • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Sunset Magazine and cookbook author and Road Foodie blogger Brigit Binns team up to take readers on a mouthwatering tour along scenic highways and picturesque back roads of the Pacific coast. Brigit and her trusty canine companion, Stella, make their way up the region in four bites--Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington--discovering local eateries, dives, and cafes that showcase the true flavors of each region.

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Sat. June 13 • Shauna Sever • Real Sweet: More Than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Real Sweet offers every dessert lover the delicious sweetness they crave in simple and delicious recipes using natural sugars that pack in subtly amazing flavors that elevate treats of every kind (and help us avoid overprocessed, one-dimensional white sugar).

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Fri. June 19 • Anna Jones • A Modern Way to Eat: 200+ Satisfying Vegetarian Recipes • 6:30-7:30p.m. FREE

A beautifully photographed and modern vegetarian cookbook packed with quick, healthy, and fresh recipes that explore the full breadth of vegetarian ingredients—grains, nuts, seeds, and seasonal vegetables—from Jamie Oliver's London-based food stylist and writer Anna Jones.

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Sat. June 20 • Warren Bobrow • Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails, and Elixirs • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails will send your taste buds back in time with 75 traditional and newly-created recipes for medicinally-themed drinks. Learn the fascinating history of apothecary bitters, healing herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, and vinegars that are making a comeback in cocktail and non-alcoholic recipes. If you love vintage cocktails, you'll surely enjoy this guide to mixing delicious elixirs.

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Thurs. June 25 • Jennifer Jordan • Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods • 6:30-7:30. FREE

In Edible Memory, Jennifer A. Jordan examines the ways that people around the world have sought to identify and preserve old-fashioned varieties of produce. In doing so, Jordan shows that these fruits and vegetables offer a powerful emotional and physical connection to a shared genetic, cultural, and culinary past.

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Sun. June 28 • Miyoko Schinner • Homemade Vegan Pantry • 3:00-4:00 p.m. FREE

A guide to creating vegan versions of staple ingredients to stock the fridge and pantry--from dairy and meat substitutes such as vegan yogurt, butter, mayo, bacon, and cheese, to mustard, dressings, pancake mix, crackers, pasta sauces, cookies, and more.

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Wed. July 1 • Tara Austen Weaver • Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow • 6:30-7:30 p.m. FREE

Peeling paint, stained floors, vined-over windows, a neglected and wild garden—Tara Austen Weaver can’t get the Seattle real estate listing out of her head. Any sane person would have seen the abandoned property for what it was: a ramshackle half-acre filled with dead grass, blackberry vines, and trouble. But Tara sees potential and promise—not only for the edible bounty the garden could yield for her family, but for the personal renewal she and her mother might reap along the way.

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