Meet Alice Medrich in Brisbane and Enjoy Pisco Sours in San Francisco

Alice Medrich's ginger cookies. (Photo courtesy of Artisan Books)

A Cookie of a Time with Alice Medrich

The Bay Area’s award-winning cookbook author and pastry expert Alice Medrich will be hosting a cooking demo at the Purcell Murray Culinary Showroom and Amphitheater in Brisbane, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5.

Medrich will be demonstrating delectable cookie recipes from her eighth and newest book, “Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy: Melt in Your Mouth Cookie Recipes” (Artisan). Learn how to make the cookies of your dreams at this fun event.

Admission price is $35 per person. Copies of Medrich’s book also will be available for purchase that day. For reservations, call (415) 330-5557.

Cookbook author and baker extraordinaire Alice Medrich. (Photo courtesy of Artisan Books)

Celebrate Pisco Sour Day at La Mar Restaurant

Who knew there was an actual “Pisco Sour Day”?

You can get acquainted with the Peruvian cocktail when La Mar in San Francisco commemorates the Peruvian “National Pisco Sour Day” with $5 Pisco Sours on Feb. 4, from 11:30 a.m. until closing; and on Feb. 5 from noon till last call.

It’s the perfect time to try the South American cocktail of pisco, lemon or lime juice, simple syrup, bitters and egg whites that give it a frothy top.

La Mar's Pisco Sours. (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)

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