PORTLAND, Ore. (November 23, 2016) – Holiday shoppers and food lovers will have a rare chance to meet over 18 local chefs, bartenders and cookbook authors on Sunday, December 4th in downtown Portland from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Guests at the fourth Holiday Cookbook Social, a free event hosted by Imperial James Beard chef Vitaly Paley and the Portland Culinary Alliance, can chat with the authors and shop for the perfect literary gift for everyone on their list. The authors will be signing books and many will serve complimentary bites or samples straight from the pages of their cookbooks.
Authors attending to sign their books are:
Elizabeth Beekley: Two Tarts Cookbook, Judy Bennett: Bloody Marys , Mark Bitterman: Salted; Salt Block Cooking; Bitters & Amari, Lucy Burningham: My Beer Year, Liz Crain: Food Lover’s Guide to Portland , Gabi and Greg Denton: OX Cookbook, Jacob Grier: Cocktails on Tap, Janie Hibler: Wild About Game; Dungeness Crabs and Blackberry Cobblers; The Berry Bible, Martha Holmberg: Short Stacks Cookbook; Modern Sauces; Puff, Ellen Jackson: Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook; Cookies with a Twist; Lemon Cookbook, Elyse Kopecky: Run Fast, Eat Slow, Ivy Manning: Better from Scratch; Crackers and Dips, Diane Morgan: Salmon; Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes, Laura Russell: Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen; Brassicas, Adam and Jackie Sappington Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland’s The Country Cat, Linda Ziedrich The Joy of Pickling, 3rd edition (new for 2016) and The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves
Sunday, December 4
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Imperial’s Pettygrove Room at Hotel Lucia
410 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205
This is a free shopping event. Signed books and beverages are available for purchase.
Imperial is located in the historic Hotel Lucia in Downtown Portland, showcasing chef-owner Vitaly Paley’s renowned cooking, which helped Imperial earn many accolades including Sunset Magazine named Imperial the 2016 Best Hotel Restaurant in the West, Willamette Week named Imperial Restaurant of the Year in 2015. 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 victor on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America. 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. Imperial’s cocktail program has also received accolades, with Food & Wine naming Imperial one of the Best New Bars in the U.S for 2013, and being crowned the regional winner for Food & Wine’s The People’s Best New Bars 2014. Chef Paley’s monthly Russian inspired pop-up, DaNet, was named Cuisine of the Year in 2014, and picked as The Most Memorable Spread of 2015 by Portland Monthly’s Karen Brooks. Web: www.imperialpdx.com Follow Imperial on Instagram @ImperialPortland and Twitter @ImperialPDX | Phone: 503-228-7222 | Location: 410 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205