Look for my new “East Bay Cooks” cookbook to join this group in summer 2019.
See that stack of beautiful cookbooks above? Soon to join them will be “East Bay Cooks” — by yours truly.
Yes, that’s what I’ve spent the better part of this year working on. In fact, I just finished the manuscript this month.
The cookbook, which will debut in September 2019, will feature 40 of the top restaurants, bars and bakeries in the East Bay, with their stories and recipes. The photography will be by the incredibly talented Bay Area-based Eva Kolenko.
Chocolate Mudslide Cookies by Pastry Chef Rodney Cerdan. (Photo by Carolyn Jung)
Dying for a taste of those rich, gooey, chocolatey cookies above?
You know you are.
Then, come by Omnivore Books in San Francisco, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, for a taste. I’ll be signing copies of my debut cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table” (Lyons Press) with Pastry Chef Rodney Cerdan of Prospect in San Francisco and Chef Will Pacio of Spice Kit, with locations in San Francisco and Palo Alto.
Both chefs are featured in my cookbook and will be bringing treats to the event.
The “Chocolate Mudslide Cookies” are not only full of chocolate goodness, but also bits of home-made toffee that sometimes overflow out of the cookiesÂ just like a real mudslide. And yes, the recipe is featured in the book.
After doing so many giveaways on this blog, I’d be remiss not to do one for my own new cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table” (Lyons Press), wouldn’t I?
So, here’s your chance to win a copy of the book that I will autograph to you or to whomever you please.
The cookbook is a tantalizing compilation of 54 restaurants and 79 recipes from the food-centric San Francisco Bay Area.
You’ll find everything from trendy new places to landmark establishments — along with dishes that exemplify their individual spirit and unique cuisine.
Each restaurant entry is illustrated by gorgeous photos, too, by award-winning photographer Craig Lee.
I’ve been having a ball hosting cooking demos and signing events with some of the featured chefs, and look forward to many more in the new year to come.
Yours truly, flanked by chefs Lissa Doumani and Hiro Sone of Ame and Terra restaurants. Taken just before the start of our Macy’s Union Square San Francisco event. (Photo taken by Craig Lee)
CONTEST: One lucky Food Gal reader will win a signed copy of my new cookbook. Entries, limited to those in the continental United States, will be accepted through midnight PST Dec. 21. Winner will be announced Dec. 23.
How to win?
A dusting of cinnamon completes this anise semolina cake from Aziza that’s perfect for the holidays.
Drum roll, please: My debut cookbook, “San Francisco Chef’s Table,” (Lyons Press) arrives next week.
Available easily on Amazon, it makes for a perfect holiday gift without having to trudge to the mall on Black Friday, too.
The cookbook features spotlights on 54 of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top restaurants, along with 70 of their signature recipes.
To rev up your taste buds, I thought I’d tell you about some of the recipes you’ll find in the book:
Cookbooks spotlighting iconic foodie cities. Soon, there will be a San Francisco one, written by yours truly.
See those cookbooks up there?
Soon, there will be a San Francisco-centered one, too.
And I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be writing it.
Yes, my first cookbook ever.
“San Francisco Chef’s Table” (Globe Pequot) is expected to publish toward the end of this year.
Like the other books in this series, it will spotlight about 50 restaurants — most in San Francisco with a smattering from other parts of the Bay Area — and include recipes from each one.
The photos will be gorgeous, too, as they’ll be shot by award-winning photojournalist Craig Lee, who for many years was the main food photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle’s Food section.