Tag: Omnivore Books

Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

Ripe for Action: Colorful Cookbook Encourages Cooking

| April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

Sarah Henry finds many new produce-centric hits among the recipes in the cookbook Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by local Cheryl Sternman Rule.

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Gabrielle Hamilton: Blood, Bones & Bombshells

Gabrielle Hamilton: Blood, Bones & Bombshells

| October 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Reluctant chef and contrarian conversationalist Gabrielle Hamilton keeps Kim Severson on her toes at a City Arts & Lectures event.

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Joe Yonan on the Joys of Solo Suppers

Joe Yonan on the Joys of Solo Suppers

| October 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan joins a growing chorus of cookbook authors singing the praises of cooking for one in his recent book Serve Yourself.

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Bread, Cheese, and Banter: On Artisan Food, City Arts & Lectures

Bread, Cheese, and Banter: On Artisan Food, City Arts & Lectures

| March 3, 2011 | 5 Comments

New York Times food scribe Kim Severson talks with Bay Area artisans Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery and Chad Robertson of Tartine Bakery about their award-winning bread and cheese — and their epic culinary failures too.

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Small-Scale Cookbooks with Big Heart

Small-Scale Cookbooks with Big Heart

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon shares a few recent finds in the world of small publisher’s cookbooks.

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Secrets of a Curator: Omnivore Books’ Celia Sack

Secrets of a Curator: Omnivore Books’ Celia Sack

| September 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

he stock of new, antiquarian and collectible cookbooks at Omnivore Books in Noe Valley is legendary, and the one of a kind store continues to be successful after opening in November 2008. One sweet touch is the blend of books coupled with fresh eggs for sale and occasional free apples from owner Celia Sack.

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Scouting Alice Waters’ Bay Area Eats

Scouting Alice Waters’ Bay Area Eats

| August 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

No surprise that Waters demurred on answering SFist Editor Brock Keeling’s query, “What is your favorite junk food?” However she did eventually agree to share her favorite Bay Area food-related faves with BAB. Waters has lived in North Berkeley, “a short walk away from Chez Panisse, for over 40 years.”

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Book Review: Good to the Grain

Book Review: Good to the Grain

| May 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

Megan Gordon reviews Kim Boyce’s incredible cookbook, Good to the Grain. Boyce will be at Omnivore Books tonight (Monday 5/24/10) where you can hear straight from the source how baking with whole grains is not just a way to substitute ingredients to create a healthier recipe, but rather, is a new and exciting way of experimenting with baking to create rustic, delicious, and truly original desserts. An inspiring and exciting new book.

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No wheat, no dairy, no problem

No wheat, no dairy, no problem

Diagnosed seven years ago with allergies to wheat and dairy, Lauren Hoover burst into tears after her first trip to the supermarket. Everything, it seemed, had some sneaky remnant of wheat or dairy in it. “I decided right then that I wasn’t going to live the rest of my life without the foods I love.”

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