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A Joyful Revival

  The Joy of Cooking: The Trusted Kitchen Classic for a New Generation of Joy By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker, John Becker, and Megan Scott (Simon & Schuster, 2019)   Review by Cheryl Angelina Koehler For generations of home cooks, Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker’s Joy of Cooking has…

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Seasonal Recipes for Your Pantry and Table

Book Review Stone Edge Farm Kitchen Larder Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for Pantry and Table By John McReynolds, Fiorella Butron, and Mike Emanuel Photographed by © Leslie Sophia Lindell Rizzoli (2019) This splendid cookbook will be treasured by any cook who respects the gifts that nature—by way of the gardener—offers for our table. Arranged by the…

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Book Signing and a Holiday Fair at Rockridge Market Hall

  Book Signing, Conversation, and Tasting with Catherine Fallis, author of Ten Grapes to Know: The Ten & Done Wine Guide Saturday December 7, 2–4pm Paul Marcus Wines, Rockridge Market Hall 5655 College Ave, Oakland   Want to boost your wine savvy? As part of the Rockridge Market Hall Holiday Fair, Paul Marcus Wines welcomes…

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Treats to Please Every Palate

Purchase this book Book review by Kristina Sepetys Sweet Vegan Treats: 90 Recipes for Cookies, Brownies, Cakes, and Tarts By Hannah Kaminsky Skyhorse, 2019 If the words “vegan desserts” make you think of hard-to-prepare, overly sweet recipes, Hannah Kaminsky’s new cookbook with 90 recipes for plant-based confections may change your mind. Desserts like the Chocolate…

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It’s One Cute, Sweet World

Rachel Fong’s Kawaii Sweet World success starts in a Piedmont Kitchen Interview by Kristina Sepetys Purchase this book Rachel Fong, a junior at Stanford University who grew up in Piedmont, loves all things kawaii (the Japanese word for cute). She’s high energy and as prone to smile as the winsome confections she cooks up on…

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Living Up to its Fiery Name: A Legal Suspense Story

Kristina’s Bookshelf Fire Cider! 101 Zesty Recipes for Health-Boosting Remedies Made with Apple Cider Vinegar by Rosemary Gladstar and friends (Storey Publishing, 2019)  Mixtures combining vinegar with sweet and spicy additions have long been used to aid digestion, boost immunity, and treat a variety of ailments, including leg cramps. In the late 1970s, Rosemary Gladstar,…

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A Baker’s Extraordinary Tale

Kristina’s Bookshelf   Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery By Apollonia Poilâne (Houghton Mifflin, 2019) As the seasons change, so too do the fresh foods filling market bins. Fall brings a dozen different kinds of apples; bright orange persimmons; corrugated, thick-skinned delicata squash; and the new, unfiltered olive oil called olio nuovo, which…

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Big Book Weekend at Rockridge Market Hall

November 2: Pastry chef, author and Tartine Bakery co-founder Elisabeth Prueitt signs copies of Tartine: A Classic Revisited. The book has been updated and expanded with 67 new recipes, including the most-requested recipe in Tartine history: the Tartine Morning Bun. Have your books signed and enjoy tastings of Cranberry Upside-Down Cake and Gougères (choux pastries…

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Autumn in the Orchard

Kristina’s Bookshelf   Apple: Recipes from the Orchard By James Rich (Hardie Grant Books, 2019) It’s that time of year when shiny red, yellow, and green apples turn up at markets all over town. Author James Rich has written a perfect and perfectly timely cookbook filled with 90 of his best-loved recipes for cooking with…

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Strozzapreti or Rotini?

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy pasta with Allison Arevalo, former owner of Oakland’s Homeroom, and the creator of Pasta Friday, a meal she put on 52 times for a large group of friends and family. Allison’s new book, The Pasta Friday Cookbook, offers pasta and salad recipes for each week of the year along…

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