There is a lot of interesting books coming out. Here are Powell’s food events for November & December -
The Beekman Boys (Brent Ridge & Josh Kilmer-Purcell) “The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook: 100 Delicious Heritage Recipes from the Farm and Garden”
Sunday, November 3, 4pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Yelena Gitlin Nesbit, Rodale Press, 212-573-0296, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brent Ridge and New York Times-bestselling author Josh Kilmer-Purcell are not your average couple: The two Manhattanites left their big city lives behind, and found themselves living in bucolic Sharon Springs, New York, where they became “accidental goat farmers.” But what began as a way to reconnect with their own style of modern country living soon exploded into a wildly successful brand, Beekman 1802, named after their historic home. Brent and Josh are now world-renowned for producing everything from magnificent handcrafted goat’s milk soaps to artisanal Blaak cheese, and now, with The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook, they’re bringing their special vintage-modern touch to classic, remarkable recipes bound to become family favorites year after year.”
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook will show off the delicious and decadent recipes that the Beekman Boys have collected from across the generations of their family, from Brent’s grandmother’s Fourth of July Fruitcake to Josh’s mother’s Hot Chocolate Dumplings. Each recipe will be accompanied by a personal memory from the authors or a story about how that recipe came to be. With eco-conscious and vintage-oriented food production gaining traction as a major culinary trend, this beautiful package will reel in readers, whether they’re nostalgic for some classic Americana in their kitchen or just hankering for the perfect Blackberry Betty recipe.
David Mas & Nikiko Masumoto “The Perfect Peach: Recipes and Stories from the Masumoto Family Farm”
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
This event is sponsored by Edible Portland
For more information, please contact: Jeremy Garber, Powell’s Books, 503-228-24651 x5855, email@example.com
A cookbook showcasing the luscious flavor of peaches in 50 sweet and savory dishes, drawing on the life stories and experiences of America’s foremost peach farming family, the Masumotos of California’s central valley.
Enjoy the luscious versatility of summer’s finest fruit with fifty sweet and savory dishes.
The Masumoto family’s amazing heirloom peaches-which are available for a few weeks each year at the best produce markets and top restaurants in the country-are widely considered the best peaches in the world. Their debut cookbook gathers the family’s favorite recipes, from classics like Hearty Peach Cobbler, Peach Chutney, and Slow-Cooked Pork Tacos to inspired combinations such as Prosciutto-Wrapped Peaches, Caprese with Peaches, Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops and Grilled Peaches, and Stuffed French Toast. And the pristine flavor of a just-picked summer peach can be enjoyed year-round with the easy-to-follow instructions for drying, canning, freezing, or jamming the best of the harvest.
With rich recipe and location photographs fresh from the orchard, this beautiful cookbook paints an intricate portrait of an organic farm that has been in the family for four generations. Accompanied by eloquent essays that evoke the soul of family farming and the nuances of a life filled with peaches, The Perfect Peach is for anyone who longs to savor the flavor of a pristinely ripe peach.
Katherine Cole “Complete Wine Selector: How to Choose the Right Wine Every Time”
Saturday, November 16, 2pm, Pastaworks on Hawthorne (3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Valerie Hatton, Firefly Books, 416-499-8412, ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org
“A new and remarkably easy way to choose and enjoy wine.”
Complete Wine Selector aims to remove the fear and restore the fun and confidence in buying and enjoying wine. Presented in a compellingly original, visual “info-bites” format, it strips away wine’s intimidating facade to convey all the information needed in a truly helpful way. Wine drinkers will be able to choose wine in any setting with complete confidence.
Complete Wine Selector presents information in a simple step-by-step sequence. Colorful visuals and pithy text, casebook examples and tutored tasting master classes progress to the practical mechanics of how to pick from a wine list, buy the right bottle for the right price, and serve it with confidence.
The book’s features include:
Introduction to Wine Styles — How to determine your top 10 preferred wine styles Buying Wine — How to find and buy the 10 wine styles from supermarkets, specialist wine shops, internet retailers, and at auction The Greatest Wine Shops — 20 best wine shops in Europe, the USA, Australia & New Zealand, and Asia Restaurant Wine Lists — Expert advice from sommeliers on how to use a wine list, what to look for, choices by cuisine, plus Q and As Do Vintages Matter? — 10 top sommeliers and chefs reveal their favorite matches in style terms Storing Wine — Top 10 dos and don’ts, wine cellars, wine fridges Tools of the Trade — Wine accessories, tips on opening, decanting, pouring and serving; glasses and serving temperature for 10 wine styles; the 10 most common wine faults; a host’s checklist The World of Wine Made Simple — Visually arresting, easy-to-read charts for an at-a-glance guide to how red, white, sparkling and fortified wines are made; vineyard years Rules to Remember — Easy-to-read graphical reminders summarize the most important points for easy reference.
Packed with expert advice from some of the world’s best sommeliers and winemakers, and using vivid, content-rich layouts and graphics, Complete Wine Selector is a new classic guide for a new generation of wine drinkers. Older (and still anxious) wine drinkers will benefit too!
Isa Chandra Moskowitz “Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week”
Monday, November 18, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Carolyn O’Keefe, Little, Brown and Company, 212-364-1464, email@example.com
Recipes, tips, and strategies for easy, delicious vegan meals every day of the week, from America’s bestselling vegan cookbook author.
How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavorful and satisfying vegan meals from scratch every day, often in 30 minutes or less? It’s easy! In Isa Does It, the beloved cookbook author shares 150 new recipes to make weeknight cooking a snap. Mouthwatering recipes like Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Purple Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Saute with Cilantro and Lime illustrate how simple and satisfying meat-free food can be.
The recipes are supermarket friendly and respect how busy most readers are. From skilled vegan chefs, to those new to the vegan pantry, or just cooks looking for some fresh ideas, Isa’s unfussy recipes and quirky commentary will make everyone’s time in the kitchen fun and productive.
Andy Ricker “Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand” in conversation with Karen Brooks (food critic and author of The Mighty Gastropolis)
Thursday, November 21, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Kristin Casemore, Ten Speed Press, Kristin.Casemore@tenspeed.com
A guide to bold, authentic Thai cooking from Andy Ricker, the chef and owner of the wildly popular and widely lauded Pok Pok restaurants.
After decades spent traveling throughout Thailand, Andy Ricker wanted to bring the country’s famed food stateside. In 2005 he opened Pok Pok, so named for the sound a wooden pestle makes when it strikes a clay mortar, in an old shack in a residential neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Ricker has since gone on to open five more wildly popular Pok Pok restaurants, and today he is considered one of the leading American voices on Thai cooking.
In this much-anticipated debut cookbook, Ricker shares seventy of the most popular recipes from Thailand and his Pok Pok restaurants–ranging from Khao Soi Kai (Northern Thai curry noodle soup with chicken) to Som Tam Thai (Central Thai-style papaya salad) to Pok Pok’s now-classic (and obsessed-over) Fish-Sauce Wings.
But Pok Pok is more than just a collection of favorite recipes: it is also a master course in Thai cooking from one of the most passionate and knowledgeable authorities on the subject. Clearly written, impeccably tested recipes teach you how to source ingredients; master fundamental Thai cooking techniques and skills; understand flavor profiles that are unique to Southeast Asian cuisine; and combine various dishes to create show-stopping, well-balanced meals for family and friends. Filled with thoughtful, colorful essays about Ricker’s travels and experiences, Pok Pok is not only a definitive resource for home cooks, but also a celebration of the rich history, vibrant culture, and unparalleled deliciousness of Thai food.
Ree Drummond “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” BOOKSIGNING ONLY
Friday, December 6, 6pm, Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing (3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton)
For more information, please contact: Sharyn Rosenblum, William Morrow, 212-207-7470, Sharyn.Rosenblum@
Ree Drummond–accidental country girl, award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 New York Times bestselling author–presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year.
Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, deliveries, and feasts, accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos. Filled with creative and flavorful ideas for intimate dinners, group gatherings, and family meals, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays includes dozens of mouthwatering dishes (with nineteen recipes for Thanksgiving alone!), helping home cooks create a variety of delights.
Whip up a Resolution Smoothie on New Year’s Day; Whiskey BBQ Sliders and Dr Pepper Cupcakes for The Big Game; Glazed Ham for Easter; Watermelon Sangria for a sizzling Fourth of July cookout; and perfect Popcorn Balls on Halloween. For Christmas, Ree includes special homemade treats, including Caramel Apple Rolls, Christmas Rum Cake, and a selection of smile-inducing cookies, perfect for Christmas deliveries to family and friends.
Enjoy holidays all year ’round…Pioneer Woman style!