This week, we're chatting about two group dinner questions: a birthday party with guests who are vegan or gluten-free, and a book club dinner with guests of variously adventurous tastes.
Phaidon has announced Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson is working on a second cookbook. His first book, also with Phaidon, helped make Nilsson an internationally recognizable name. This new book won't focus on the restaurant though; instead, it will be a...
Welcome back to the Skepchick Book Club! This month, we read Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach. (NOTE: Details for next month’s book are at the bottom of this post.) I’m a huge fan of her writing style–witty, full of facts (the footnotes are usually where the best anecdotes are), and delightfully gross. Show More Summary
Howdy cowboy! A new collection of vintage photographs by Bruce of Los Angeles read more
What's a supper club? That's perhaps a harder question to answer than where is a supper club; the answer to that is the Upper Midwest, specifically Wisconsin and neighboring states. In his new book Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned...
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Here's a preview of Coi: Stories and Recipes by Daniel Patterson, coming out the Fall from Phaidon (pre-order). The book tells the story of Patterson's two Michelin-star San Francisco restaurant Coi, and...
If you have an iPad or an iPhone, you can now host a video Google Hangout on your mobile device–connecting with your writing group, book club or editor in a face-to-face chat. Simply download the free Hangouts app and sync with your Google+ contacts. Show More Summary
While this admittedly isn't liturgical, I am going to make a rare exception to that rule for I know this is likely of interest to many of our readers -- and I also happen to know that some events which have taken place within the context...Show More Summary
At right, behold the cover for Toro Bravo, the hotly anticipated cookbook from Portland, OR chef John Gorham. The official title: Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull. It will be published later this year by McSweeney's.
Measured self-effacement has become a sort of unwritten code for writers of a certain prominence, and Jeffrey Eugenides—bestseller, Pulitzer winner, and Oprah’s Book Club inductee—seems to have gotten the memo. Read more ?
The mystery book discussion group at the Main Library has been recently re-branded and re-introduced as the Red Herring Book Club. As a special kick-off for this new look, and to try to attract a few additional group members, our … Continue reading ?
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Here are ten spreads — plus the cover, above — from this Fall's Roberta's Cookbook by Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, Chris Parachini, and Katherine Wheelock. The book doesn't come out til the end of October (pre-order on Amazon), but....
With the 2012-13 season very nearly in the books, much of the next few weeks will be spent assessing the season and separating the distinguished performers from those who have let their side down. At Everton, the club's Player of the Season Awards take place at the end of the week, with the club's leading performers set to be crowned. Show More Summary
Filmmaker Olivier Bonin has created a trailer for Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, the new book that chronicles the history of The San Francisco Cacophony Society, the influential collective that inspired Fight Club, Burning Man, Santacon, and other cultural phenomena. The trailer features rare footage of Cacophony events shot by Caco contemporaries including [...]
Robert Davi, whose interpretation of the Sinatra song book continues to earn him raves, is heading back to Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill Jazz club later this month. Davi, known both for his film work (Die Hard, the upcoming gangster film The Iceman) as well as his pipes, will play the same Bel Air, CA club he previously sold out. Show More Summary
An Indiana hunter is now officially in the Boone and Crockett Club record books as having taken the second-largest white-tailed deer known. Tim Beck bagged the trophy buck in November, 2012, when hunting in Huntington County, Ind. Following...Show More Summary
Some book clubs have more red tape than a mall at Christmastime (“People wore their hats and dressed up and if they were late they had to pay a dime. They could miss three meetings a year. It’s all in our bylaws”). We call these book clubs “extinct.” Today’s book club is far edgier,...
Yesterday I was browsing through one of Portland's many ridiculously Portlandish shops, and was pleasantly surprised to find this new book: You know, for the kids! Something like this would never have occurred to me. Especially today. Show More Summary