It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
Dana Velden grew up in the lush green suburbs of Wisconsin. Her earliest food memory is helping her grandfather slaughter and roast a delicious chicken for dinner. She was age 5. A man seriously ahead of his time, he also taught her to grow and eat kohlrabi and to make sourdough bread. She now lives in Oakland amongst apple, pear, lime, plum, apricot, persimmon and fig trees where she is working on her first book, a collection of essays about life in the kitchen, due out from Rodale in Fall, 2015. She has written for The Kitchn since 2008 and is a contributor to The Kitchn Cookbook, October 2014. Follow Dana on Instagram.
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Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”
In Search of a Perfect Loaf is not a cookbook, although it does contain a handful of recipes. It’s first and foremost a tale of one man’s journey, both personal and investigative, into figuring out what goes into creating a really good loaf of bread. Lucky for us, he happily shares his discoveries and tells a good tale along the way.
Award-winning food blogger Erin Scott’s first cookbook, Yummy Supper, is collection of 100 lush, beautifully photographed recipes that take full advantage of our Bay Area bounty and oh, by the way, just happen to be gluten-free. This is the cookbook that will feed everyone at your table, in all possible ways.