Anders Miller “In the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys”
Sunday, March 17th, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Jeremy Garber, 503-228-4651, ext. 5855, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market – the country’s top fish market – reels in the world’s best seafood recipes in this cookbook with friendly tips and a sustainability approach that every home cook can master Forget the Space Needle. The true thrill of Seattle lies in Pike Place Market, where the world-famous, must-see, salmon-tossing Fish Guys have been enthralling and educating hordes of fans since 1965. The Fish Guys even inspired the bestselling business book FISH!, which has sold more than 1.4 million copies. In the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys serves up more than 100 savory seafood recipes and tips answering the most popular question the Fish Guys get: “How do you cook that?” It features a unique primer on sustainability, with inspiring words from the fishmongers who made Pike Place Fish entirely sustainable in 2011. Located in the nation’s oldest continually operating farmers’ market, which draws ten million visitors each year, Pike Place Fish revives the lost art of selecting and preparing seafood. Home cooks will learn how to cook fish and seafood from the pros, including storage and easy cooking techniques, in addition to mouthwatering recipes like Thai Curry Mussels, Anders’s Dungeness Crab and Bacon Quiche, Cajun BBQ Shrimp Skewers, and Coconut Maple Salmon. Ideas for entertaining friends (who will clamor for the Fish Guys’ clambakes and paella parties) are showcased as well. Readers will easily discover why Pike Place Fish has become America’s most recognizable name in the industry, selling 1.5 million pounds of spectacularly perfect seafood each year. Capturing the fun, free-spirited yet seriously knowledgeable essence of these ambassadors of the sea, In the Kitchen with the Pike Place Fish Guys is the seafood cookbook that will bring a fresh feast of environmentally friendly, chef-quality meals to every home cook.
Contributor and Pike Place head fishmonger Anders Miller will be on-hand to present the book.
Hanna Neuschwander “Left Coast Roast: A Guide to the Best Coffee and Roasters from San Francisco to Seattle” This event is cosponsored by The Fresh Pot
Monday, March 18th, 7:30pm, Powell’s on Hawthorne (3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Emma Alpaugh, Timber Press, 503-227-2878 x112, email@example.com
From Alfred Peet’s original shop on the corner of Walnut and Vine in Berkeley, to the small roasters opening each year, West Coast roasters have largely defined and refined how Americans drink and think about their morning cup of joe. They have turned a morning ritual into an obsession.
Left Coast Roast is a caffeine-fueled guide to 55 key companies in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California — from small artisan roasters like Heart, Coava, and Kuma and history-making icons like Peet’s and Starbucks, to rapidly expanding shops like Portland’s Stumptown and San Francisco’s Blue Bottle. Profiles describe each company’s background, roasting history, and style, and explain how to visit and order beans for home brewing.
A coffee primer — with notes on lingo, varieties, roasting basics, and how to brew the perfect cup — makes this an ideal guide to the coffee obsessed. Drink up!
Elissa Altman “Poor Man’s Feast: A Love Story of Comfort, Desire, and the Art of Simple Cooking”
Friday, March 22nd, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Peter Perez, Chronicle Books, 415-537-4394, firstname.lastname@example.org
From James Beard Award-winning writer Elissa Altman comes a story that marries wit to warmth, and flavor to passion. Born and raised in New York to a food-phobic mother and food-fanatical father, Elissa was trained early on that fancy is always best. After a childhood spent dining everywhere from Le Pavillion to La Grenouille, she devoted her life to all things gastronomical, from the rare game birds she served at elaborate dinner parties in an apartment so tiny that guests couldn’t turn around to the eight timbale molds she bought while working at Dean & DeLuca, just so she could make tall food.
But love does strange things to people, and when Elissa met Susan – a small-town Connecticut Yankee with parsimonious tendencies and a devotion to simple living – it would change Elissa’s relationship with food, and the people who taught her about it, forever. With tender and often hilarious honesty (and 27 delicious recipes), Poor Man’s Feast is a universal tale of finding sustenance and peace in a world of excess and inauthenticity, and shows us how all our stories are inextricably bound up with what, and how, we feed ourselves and those we love.
Amy Stewart “The Drunken Botanist” This event is cosponsored by House Spirits
Wednesday, March 27th, 7:30pm, Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St., Portland)
For more information, please contact: Kelly Bowen, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 919-913-3865, Kelly@algonquin.com
Who knew that horticulture was such an intoxicating subject? In her follow-up to the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Bugs and Wicked Plants, Amy Stewart explores the odd, unusual, and surprisingly common plants that have produced the world’s greatest spirits.
Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet?
In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries.Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs-but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history.
This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology – with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners-will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.