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Dining, SFoodie Couple Behind Controversial <em>Thug Kitchen</em> Cancels Bay Area Readings Due to Protest Threats

Couple Behind Controversial Thug Kitchen Cancels Bay Area Readings Due to Protest Threats

If you're plugged into food culture at all on social media, you've likely heard about the controversy surrounding Thug Kitchen. The authors of the new, expletive-ridden vegan cookbook, who also write a blog of the same name, came out from…
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Dining, SFoodie Asian Pickles Get Their Due in New Book by Bay Area Author

Asian Pickles Get Their Due in New Book by Bay Area Author

I have to admit that “I need more Asian pickles in my life” is not a thought I often have. But after flipping through Karen Solomon’s new book on the topic, it’s a thought that may start occurring more often.…
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Dining, SFoodie Hubert Keller Charms Omnivore Books Patrons Tomorrow Evening

Hubert Keller Charms Omnivore Books Patrons Tomorrow Evening

To be in the presence of witty chef and restaurateur Hubert Keller is to be instantly charmed. This is probably why the French expatriate can operate an elegant and timeless French restaurant (Fleur De Lys) at the same time as…
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Dining, SFoodie Buy These Books: The Latest Cookbooks With Tasty Bay Area Ties

Buy These Books: The Latest Cookbooks With Tasty Bay Area Ties

The latest in Bay Area-related cookery titles worthy of space in your (compact, apartment) library. Kim Severson spent many years as a food scribe for the San Francisco Chronicle before moving to the East Coast. (We fondly remember how she…
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Dining, SFoodie Support These Two Food-Focused Shops on Small Business Saturday

Support These Two Food-Focused Shops on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is the lesser-known flipside of Black Friday. If you feel the urge for some retail therapy or need to get some holiday shopping done this weekend, we suggest you forgo the unwashed masses at Best Buy today…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Read Local: When It Comes to Cooking, Judge a Book by Its Cover

Read Local: When It Comes to Cooking, Judge a Book by Its Cover

New York City might be home to the big houses, but this scrappy city just happens to be the epicenter of publishing on the Best Coast. Join Alexis Coe every Wednesday for Read Local, a new series which exclusively…
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Dining, SFoodie Saturday: Omnivore Books Hosts Pie Battle

Saturday: Omnivore Books Hosts Pie Battle

Omnivore Books has been holding amateur pie-baking battles its the tiny shop since 2009. This year's is set for Saturday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. It's a casual competition that doesn't require advance registration; you can literally show…
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Dining, SFoodie Star Chefs April Bloomfield and Marcus Samuelsson Headline Omnivore Books Dinners

Star Chefs April Bloomfield and Marcus Samuelsson Headline Omnivore Books Dinners

Omnivore Books on Food is San Francisco's one-stop shop for culinary literature and celebrity chef readings/sightings, and next month owner Celia Sack is kicking it up a notch with two collaborative dinner events featuring acclaimed New York chefs Marcus Samuelsson…
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Dining, SFoodie Michael Natkin, Vegetarian Food Blogger, Comes to SF

Michael Natkin, Vegetarian Food Blogger, Comes to SF

What: Michael Natkin's book signing When: Mon., April 30, 3-4 p.m. Where: Omnivore Books Cost: Free The rundown: Seattle author Michael Natkin of the award-winning Herbivoracious.com will be promoting his new recipe book, titled -- you guessed it! -- Herbivoracious.…
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Dining, SFoodie Meet Jacques Pepin Wednesday Night at Omnivore Books

Meet Jacques Pepin Wednesday Night at Omnivore Books

What: Jacques Pepin Book Signing Where: Omnivore Books, 3885 Cesar Chavez St When: April 18th 1-2 pm Cost: Free The Rundown: Every cook worth his or her salt has at least one Jacques Pepin book on the shelf--most likely Le…
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Dining, SFoodie Why You Should Go See Tamar Adler Read at Omnivore

Why You Should Go See Tamar Adler Read at Omnivore

It's rare for a cookbook to be devoted to making and using leftovers, and eating meals as simple as a bowl of chicken broth or a plate of cold roasted vegetables. But Tamar Adler's An Everlasting Meal: Cooking With…
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Dining, SFoodie Andrea Nguyen's <em>Asian Tofu</em> Teaches You to Make Your Own

Andrea Nguyen's Asian Tofu Teaches You to Make Your Own

If you move in food-obsessive circles, you'll see certain recipes become cult projects. David Chang's ramen from ​the Momofuku Cookbook. Modernist Cuisine's pressure-cooker caramelized carrot soup. Chad Robertson's master bread recipe in Tartine Bread. SFoodie suspects the next one will…
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Dining, SFoodie Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats Talks <em>Whole Beast Butchery</em>

Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats Talks Whole Beast Butchery

In the more than two years since Ryan Farr and his wife, Cesalee, founded 4505 Meats, the artisanal butcher has achieved nationwide fame. He has been called a "rock star butcher" by the New York Times and recently appeared…
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Dining, SFoodie <i>The Food Lover's Guide to Wine</i> Authors in Town

The Food Lover's Guide to Wine Authors in Town

A discerning palate in food translates well to a discerning palate in wine because, well, they're both really about flavor. But wine and food literature have split ways in the past decade or so, with books and personalities focusing on…
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Dining, SFoodie Meet Christopher Kimball of <em>America's Test Kitchen</em> and <em>Cook's Illustrated</em>

Meet Christopher Kimball of America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Illustrated

What: Christopher Kimball at Omnivore Books Where: Omnivore Books When: Sat., October 22, 3-4 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Meet the accomplished mad man behind Cook's Illustrated magazine and PBS's America's Test Kitchen, Christopher Kimball, as he discusses the new…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Village Voice</em>'s Lauren Shockey Dishes Kitchen Gossip at Omnivore Books

Village Voice's Lauren Shockey Dishes Kitchen Gossip at Omnivore Books

What: Lauren Shockey at Omnivore Books Where: Omnivore Books When: Fri., October 21, 6-7 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: Village Voice's Lauren Shockey, she of the Really Great Name, will be in town to talk about her new book, Four…
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Dining, SFoodie Free Beer! (And a Book Signing, Too)

Free Beer! (And a Book Signing, Too)

Brooklyn Brewery's brewmaster Garrett Oliver knows a lot about beer, and you're about to as well -- 960 pages of knowledge. As the editor of the beer-buff tome The Oxford Companion to Beer (out in early October), Oliver will be…
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Dining, SFoodie Jessica Theroux Talks Grandmas at Omnivore Saturday

Jessica Theroux Talks Grandmas at Omnivore Saturday

Some grandmothers know something about food, others don't. Mine was a terrible cook. She ripped recipes out of magazines, formulas for things called "Javanese Chicken," only she'd use whatever she had in the fridge: green olives from a jar with…
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Dining, SFoodie Omnivore Launches Cookbook Club for Autograph Lovers

Omnivore Launches Cookbook Club for Autograph Lovers

Just in time for the more generous gift-givers out there (whether to oneself or others), Omnivore Books has launched a new signed cookbook mail order club ($120 per year), tapping into the pool of culinary luminaries passing through the shop…
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Dining, SFoodie Alice Medrich Talks Cookies at Omnivore Books

Alice Medrich Talks Cookies at Omnivore Books

Why couldn't some honest book publisher just call Ulysses by James Joyce Man Walks Around Dublin, Thinking? So it would sound important, maybe? The publisher of the latest book by local chocolate maven Alice Medrich had no such pretensions. Medrich's…
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