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An Invitation to My First Signings for My Debut Cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table”

I’m still in a daze about it — but thrilled to announce — the publication of my first cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table” (Lyons Press), which will be released in early December.

The book spotlights 54 of the Bay Area’s top restaurants and their signature recipes, along with gorgeous photos by Craig Lee, the former photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food section.

Craig and I will be signing copies of the book at upcoming events with some of the chefs featured in the cookbook. We hope you’ll be able to join us to share in the excitement. Mark you calendar now:

Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani. (Photo courtesy of the chefs)

SAT., DEC. 7, MACY’S UNION SQUARE SAN FRANCISCO: Macy’s Cellar is pleased to invite you to a 2 p.m. cooking demo that I’ll be hosting with the esteemed husband-and-wife culinary duo of Chef Hiro Sone and Pastry Chef Lissa Doumani of Ame restaurant in San Francisco. Sone and Doumani will be showing you how to cook their goat cheese bread pudding, and chocolate mousse bruschetta with extra-virgin olive oil, both of which are featured in the “San Francisco Chef’s Table” cookbook. Afterward, I’ll be signing copies of the book with them. This is a ticketed event. Price is $15 per person and includes a copy of the cookbook to take home. To RSVP, click here.

Executive Chef Vittal Shetty. (Photo courtesy of Amber India)

SUN., DEC. 8, SANTANA ROW IN SAN JOSE: Join me and Vittal Shetty, corporate executive chef of Amber India, at 2 p.m. when he’ll be cooking two dishes from the cookbook, tandoori chicken and stuffed portobello with paneer. This is a free event. Cookbooks will be available for purchase and for signing. We’ll also be giving away a gift certificate for two for lunch at Amber India along with a free copy of the cookbook.

SAT., DEC. 14, MACY’S VALLEY FAIR IN SANTA CLARA: Join me and Mark Sullivan, executive chef of Spruce, the Village Pub, Mayfield Bakery & Cafe, Cafe des Amis and Pizza Antica, at 2 p.m. in the culinary kitchen in the Men’s and Home store. Sullivan will be showcasing a seasonal dish that you won’t want to miss. This is a free event. Cookbooks will be available for purchase and signing.

Pastry Chef Rodney Cerdan. (Photo by Carolyn Jung)

MON., JAN. 13, OMNIVORE BOOKS IN SAN FRANCISCO: I’ll be signing books from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at this specialty cookbook store with Chef-Owner Will Pacio of Spice Kit and Pastry Chef Rodney Cerdan of Prospect. And yes, they will be bringing treats to this free event. How’s that for even more temptation?

Chef-Owner Will Pacio of Spice Kit. (Photo courtesy of the chef)