DAN PASHMAN’S EAT MORE BETTER: HOW TO MAKE EVERY BITE MORE DELICIOUS

Sunday, November 2, 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St.)

Dan Pashman, host of Cooking Channel web series You’re Eating It Wrong, combines science and humor into a tongue-in-cheek illustrated textbook that teaches readers to eat for maximum pleasure. Chapters in the book are divided into subjects ranging from engineering and philosophy to physical science; and concepts are illustrated through charts and infographics. Learn about The Porklift—a bacon lattice structure placed beneath a pancake stack to elevate it off the plate to prevent a soggy syrupy mess—and other insights in this practical guidebook. 

ALICE MEDRICH’S FLAVOR FLOURS: A NEW WAY TO BAKE WITH TEFF, BUCKWHEAT, SORGHUM, OTHER WHOLE & ANCIENT GRAINS, NUTS & NON-WHEAT FLOURS

Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 pm, Pages to Plate event space at the Baker & Spice Cakery (6306 SW Capitol Hwy)

Join three-time James Beard award winner Alice Medrich in a book signing and recipe demo celebrating the release of her newest cookbook. Recipes such as lemon cornflour chiffon cake and fig and anise scones will be demonstrated, along with discussions on techniques to help home cooks bring a variety of flours into the kitchen. The $40 class includes instruction, samples of the evening’s featured recipes and a signed copy of Flavor Flours.

CORKY POLLAN AND LORI POLLAN’S THE POLLAN FAMILY TABLE: THE BEST RECIPES AND KITCHEN WISDOM FOR DELICIOUS, HEALTHY FAMILY MEALS

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm, Powell's City of Books (1005 W. Burnside St.)

With fully illustrated recipes and cooking techniques, this book shares more than 100 of the Pollan family’s best recipes. Delectable meals such as Grand Marnier citrus roasted chicken, crispy Parmesan zucchini chips and a key lime pie with walnut oatmeal crust along with cooking tips and time-tested shortcuts are perfect for the beginner home cook.

THE BEEKMAN BOYS’ (JOSH KILMER-PURCELL & BRENT RIDGE) THE BEEKMAN 1802 HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE COOKBOOK AND THE BEEKMAN 1802 HEIRLOOM DESSERT COOKBOOK

Saturday, November 15, 10 am, Pastaworks on Hawthorne (3735 SE Hawthorne Blvd)

New York Times bestselling author Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge’s vegetable cookbook showcases a yearlong trip through the Beekman vegetable bounty, packed with seasonal vegetable-forward recipes from tomato jam and refrigerator dilly beans to salt-roasted potatoes and corn cake stacks with arugula and Cheddar. The informal cookbook is suitable for vegetarians and omnivores alike, and each recipe is accompanied by a personal memory from the authors about the recipe’s background story. Recipes include Brent’s grandmother’s Fourth of July fruitcake to Josh’s mother’s Hot Chocolate Dumplings.

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