Best-selling author in Portland for reception and book signing
Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Vitaly Paleyto host Kim Sunée, author of A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $27.99), for a happy-hour book signing on Thursday, May 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Imperial (410 SW Broadway). Contributors to the cookbook include Adrian Hale, Portland-based food writer and food stylist, and Leela Cyd, photographer and former-Portland resident.
Sunée will mingle with guests and sign copies of A Mouthful of Stars in celebration of the release of her cookbook. Copies of Sunée’s new travel-based cookbook will be available at the event.Review copies of the cookbook and media interviews are available upon request.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kim Sunée is the author of the national bestseller, Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home, which has been translated into Korean, Chinese, and Hebrew. She has been featured in the New York Times, Ladies’ Homes Journal, People, ELLE, and Glamour. She ate and lived in Europe for ten years before working as a food editor for Southern Living and Cottage Living. Her writing has appeared in Food & Wine, The Oxford American, and Asian American Poetry and Writing.
ABOUT THE COOKBOOK
A Mouthful of Stars: A Constellation of Favorite Recipes from My World Travels is a collection of Kim’s interpretation of cherished recipes and cooking discoveries from across the globe. A continuation of her national bestselling memoir, Trail of Crumbs, A Mouthful of Stars follows Kim from her return journey to South Korea to her favorite places in Tuscany, New Orleans, Mexico, and more. From Tuscan crostini di fegatini and Louisiana dirty rice to the flavors of her birth country, South Korea, and favorites from the ten years she spent eating and cooking in Provence and Paris, you’ll find A Mouthful of Stars in the cookbook section. However, this book’s breadth also extends to travel and food writing. The author’s time in many lands and cooking in many kitchens has inspired this beautiful, unique, exotic, and delicious culinary journey.
Imperial is located in the historic Hotel Lucia in Downtown Portland, showcasing chef-owner Vitaly Paley’s renowned cooking, which helped him earn Portland Monthly’s 2012 Chef of the Year and a 2012 Empire Builder Award by Food & Wine. Chef Paley also received the 2005 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Pacific Northwest award, was nominated as a 2012 and 2013 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef, and was a recent victor on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America where he was paired with Imperial Executive Chef Ben Bettinger. Paley, considered the Dean of Portland Chefs for many years, rediscovers Pacific Northwest culinary pathways and follows the footsteps of Oregon’s own James Beard. At Imperial, Chef Paley explores menu ideas that have historic significance and uses cooking methods and ingredients from Oregon’s diverse bounty. The most prominent feature of Imperial’s kitchen is the impressive wood fire grill and rotisserie that incorporates use of native hard and fruitwoods, leading to Huffington Post choosing Imperial as one of the 11 Best Barbecue Restaurants of 2013. Bar Manager Brandon Wise’s cocktail program has also received accolades, with Food & Wine naming Imperial one of the Best New Bars in the U.S for 2013. Web: www.imperialpdx.com | Phone: 503-228-7222 | Location: 410 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205