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January Events: Book Signing, Winter Soups and Stews Class, Fermentation Workshop

Hitting the New Year Running: Saturday, January 10th–book signing and food samples from Heirloom Beans at Omnivore Books3-4 PM Free! Wednesday, January 14–Winter Soups and Stews class at Sur La Table in San Francisco 6pm. $75 Saturday, January 24–Fermentation Workshop at The Cooperative Grocery in Berkeley. Time of day to be determined. Email or leave [...]
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Asian Culinary Forum

Saturday I devoted the day to something I love more than anything: studying, talking about, tasting, and discovering food traditions from different cultures. I attended two events at the Asian Culinary Forum. The forum is an educational nonprofit that aims to celebrate, investigate, and expand Asian food and culture. Founded by cookbook author Andrea Nguyen [...]
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It's Official: Heirloom Beans are Popular

Sorry for the longish silence over here. Crashed my bike while riding to Slow Food Nation to break down on Labor Day and have been laying low to help my messed up hand heal. Slowly getting back into action. It was an action-packed weekend for promoting the bean book. first the Sur La Table class [...]
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Heirloom Beans

Got my author copies yesterday! The book will be on the shelves soon. You can preorder it now on Amazon cheap. Or you can "support your local bookstore". I'll be teaching a bean class at Sur La Table on Maiden Lane in San Francisco September 13. We'll be hitting the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market to [...]
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Something to Relish

I'm rarely compelled to blog about a product, but here's an exception. I found this at The Pasta Shop in Berkeley just as they were building the new display. They found it at the Unfancy Food Show in Brooklyn. I was smitten by the packaging first and that's about as far as it would have [...]
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An Indonesian Send-off

This is a wonderful book and I’m so happy to finally be cooking from it. I got ages ago but I’ve been a little busy for the past year or so cooking beans for the Heirloom Bean Book. (Co-written with Steve Sando of Rancho Gordo, the book will be out in the fall.) 50-60 pounds [...]
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