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Chef Chris Cosentino Visits Palo Alto, Fun Classes at NapaStyle & More

Meet Chris Cosentino at Williams-Sonoma

The offal-good chef, Chris Cosentino of San Francisco’s Incanto, will sign copies of his new cookbook, Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal (Weldon Owen) at Williams-Sonoma at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, 2 p.m. May 15.

In a departure from his trademark head-to-tail cooking that makes use of organ meats and every other odd bit, his cookbook spotlights 60 recipes for Italian first-courses through the seasons.

Books must be purchased at Williams-Sonoma in order to be signed.

La Boulange Opens in Downtown Palo Alto

The Bay Area’s La Boulange is opening its 19th locale — this newest one in downtown Palo Alto at 151 University Ave. Doors will open May 16.

Founded by Pascal Rigo, La Boulange features signature French pastries, breads, salads, sandwiches and gourmet coffees. Look for seasonal treats, too, including strawberry rhubarb macarons ($1.50 each) and ratatouille tartine ($9.25).

Enjoy Classes at the NapaStyle Store

Besides offering a wealth of cookware and gourmet condiments for sale, Chef Michael Chiarello’s NapaStyle store in Yountville now hosts a variety of  culinary classes at $25 per person.

May 18, farmers market expert Karen Schuppert will show you how to prepare cauliflower “couscous” with mint pesto, and baby bok choy with goji berries, as well as teach you all about sprouted seeds and gluten-free grains.

May 25, Chef Mark Dommen of One Market in San Francisco will prepare Chardonnay grapeseed oil poached Alaskan halibut, and lightly cured Kampachi with cold-pressed grapeseed oil.

Find a list of all upcoming classes here.

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