Upcoming Events

  1. Lunch Break Cooking Class—September 26th
    $30.00
    September 26: Noon - 1pm

    Amanda Coba: Lunch Break Cooking Class—September 26th

    Looking for a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary way to spend the noon hour? Then join us for our lunch-break cooking class series. This week, our event chef Amanda Coba will prepare a seasonally-inspired lunch for participants in an informal, 60-minute class. Amanda will demonstrate cooking fundamentals, talk about new and seasonal ingredients,… Read More & Register »
  2. Cooking Class: Knife Skills
    $65.00
    September 27: 6:30 - 9:00pm

    Erin Coopey: Cooking Class: Knife Skills

    This hands-on class covers techniques used by chefs to safely and quickly mince, slice and dice vegetables. Chef Erin Coopey will help you with everything from proper grip to safety and maintenance. With a little practice you'll be cutting like a pro. Since this is a hands-on class, please… Read More & Register »
  3. Author Talk: The Coupe
    Free to all
    September 29: 6:30-8pm

    Brian Hart Hoffman: Author Talk: The Coupe

    The Coupe features signature recipes from the country’s best mixologists and barkeeps and embraces the mood and magic that comes from drinking a craft cocktail from this storied glass. The author’s personal coupe collection inspired this book, and he offers tips for collecting coupes and… Read More & Register »
  4. Author Talk: Mad Hungry Family
    Free to all
    October 3: 6:30-8pm

    Lucinda Scala Quinn: Author Talk: Mad Hungry Family

    Author of the beloved Mad Hungry: Feeding Men and Boys, Lucinda Scala Quinn is the country’s foremost evangelist for family meals every day of the week. And she knows that the only way to make them a reality is by building a repertoire of dishes that are… Read More & Register »
  5. Author Talk: The Rye Baker
    Free to all
    October 4: 6:30-8pm

    Stanley Ginsberg: Author Talk: The Rye Baker

    To many Americans, rye bread is a bland, store-bought loaf with an oval cross-section and, sometimes, a sprinkling of caraway. But true rye bread— the kind that stands at the center of northern and eastern European food culture—is so much more. In The Rye Baker, Stanley… Read More & Register »
  6. Oyster Open House at Bar Melusine: The Essential Oyster
    Food prices reflected on the evening's menu
    October 5: 5-6:30pm
    at Bar Melusine

    Rowan Jacobsen: Oyster Open House at Bar Melusine: The Essential Oyster

    If you can't make it to the oyster dinner but still want to slurp some amazing PNW oysters with Rowan Jacobsen and get a signed copy of his latest book, then join us at Bar Melusine for an oyster open house.  The bar will be open with oysters,… Read More & Register »
  7. Oyster Dinner at Bar Melusine: The Essential Oyster
    $100.00
    Book included
    October 5: 6:30pm
    at Bar Melusine

    Rowan Jacobsen: Oyster Dinner at Bar Melusine: The Essential Oyster

    We're thrilled to partner with James Beard Award-winning chef Renee Erickson and the team at Bar Melusine to welcome Rowan Jacobsen to Seattle on the release of his latest book, The Essential Oyster.  With lavish four-color photos throughout by renowned photographer David Malosh, The Essential Oyster is… Read More & Register »
  8. Author Talk: The Essential Oyster
    Free to all
    October 6: 6:30-8pm

    Rowan Jacobsen: Author Talk: The Essential Oyster

    A decade ago, Rowan Jacobsen wrote a book called A Geography of Oysters that celebrated the romance of oysters, the primal rush of slurping a raw denizen of the sea, and the mysteries of molluscan terroir. The book struck a chord, and American oyster culture has been on… Read More & Register »
  9. Cooking Class: Seasonal Southern Pies
    $70.00
    October 9: 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Brian Medford: Cooking Class: Seasonal Southern Pies

    Nothing says Southern hospitality like a homemade pie. Join Brian Medford of Idlewild Biscuits and Bakes to create classic Southern pies from scratch. Learn how to make foolproof flaky pastry crust and seasonal inspired Southern pie fillings. Brian will lead you though the fundamentals of creating a three … Read More & Register »
  10. Lunch Break Cooking Class—October 10th
    $30.00
    October 10: Noon - 1pm

    Amanda Coba: Lunch Break Cooking Class—October 10th

    Looking for a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary way to spend the noon hour? Then join us for our lunch-break cooking class series. This week, our event chef Amanda Coba will prepare a seasonally-inspired lunch for participants in an informal, 60-minute class. Amanda will demonstrate cooking fundamentals, talk about new and seasonal ingredients,… Read More & Register »
  11. Author Talk: The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act
    Free to all
    October 10: 6:30-8pm

    Alex Prud'homme: Author Talk: The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act

    Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. I can vouch for this--Julia's story of transformation and perserverence in My Life in France inspired me greatly at a critical point in my life. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France… Read More & Register »
  12. Author Reception at Town Hall: How To Bake Everything
    $50.00
    Book included
    October 11: 6:30pm
    at Town Hall Seattle

    Mark Bittman: Author Reception at Town Hall: How To Bake Everything

    We're delighted to partner with Town Hall Seattle to celebrate Mark Bittman's latest must-have book, How To Bake Everything.  You'll try bites of a few of the recipes from the book made for you by Rachael Coyle and the team at Coyle's Bakeshop, meet… Read More & Register »
  13. Author Talk: Art of the Pie
    Free to all
    October 13: 6:30-8pm

    Kate McDermott: Author Talk: Art of the Pie

    Pie-making should be simple and fun. Kate McDermott has taught this and made pies with thousands of people across the country at her Pie Camps. Her confidence comes through in every recipe, and will inspire readers to don an apron, grab a rolling pin, and get cooking. (The stunning photographs… Read More & Register »
  14. Author Talk: Scandinavian Gatherings
    Free to all
    October 14: 6:30-8pm

    Melissa Bahen - aka Lulu the Baker: Author Talk: Scandinavian Gatherings

    From the creator of the popular Lulu the Baker blog, this darling book of Scandinavian-inspired gathering ideas includes recipes and crafts for every day and special occasions. Equal parts entertaining, crafting, and cooking, it features 10 seasonal family-friendly gatherings filled with Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish flavors and traditions.… Read More & Register »
  15. Cooking Class: Southern Biscuits
    $70.00
    October 16: 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Brian Medford: Cooking Class: Southern Biscuits

    Join Brian Medford, of Idewild Biscuits and Bakes pop up- bakery to learn the basics of creating classic Southern buttermilk biscuits. Brian will teach you tricks for creating a flaky and tender biscuit at home as well how to create the perfect sausage gravy.  He’ll also show… Read More & Register »
  16. Lunch Break Cooking Class—October 17th
    $30.00
    October 17: Noon-1pm

    Kyle Wisner: Lunch Break Cooking Class—October 17th

    Looking for a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary way to spend the noon hour? Then join us for our lunch-break cooking class series. This week, local chef Kyle Wisner will prepare a seasonally-inspired lunch for participants in an informal, 60-minute class.  Kyle will also demonstrate cooking fundamentals, talk… Read More & Register »
  17. Author Talk: Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking
    Free to all
    October 17: 6:30-8pm

    Kian Lam Kho: Author Talk: Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking

    After emigrating from Asia in the 1970s, Kian Lam Kho sorely missed the abundance of flavors from his native cuisine. Disappointed with the substandard Cantonese fare he found in the United States and unable to find a good Chinese cookbook, he wrote home to his family for instructions… Read More & Register »
  18. Panel Discussion at the Palace Ballroom: In The Company of Women
    $50.00
    Book included
    October 18: 6-7:30pm
    at The Palace Ballroom

    Grace Bonney: Panel Discussion at the Palace Ballroom: In The Company of Women

    We're thrilled to team up with our friends at The Palace Ballroom to welcome Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney to Seattle to celebrate her new book, In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice From Over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs.  Grace will lead a panel discussion with… Read More & Register »
  19. Author Talk: Against All Grain Celebrations
    $35.00
    Book included
    October 21: 6:30-8pm

    Danielle Walker in conversation with Shauna Ahern: Author Talk: Against All Grain Celebrations

    When people adopt a new diet for health or personal reasons, they worry most about the parties, holidays, and events with strong food traditions, fearing their fond memories will be lost along with the newly eliminated food groups. After suffering for years with a debilitating autoimmune disease and missing many… Read More & Register »
  20. Lunch Break Cooking Class—October 24th
    $30.00
    October 24: Noon - 1pm

    Amanda Coba: Lunch Break Cooking Class—October 24th

    Looking for a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary way to spend the noon hour? Then join us for our lunch-break cooking class series. This week, our event chef Amanda Coba will prepare a seasonally-inspired lunch for participants in an informal, 60-minute class. Amanda will demonstrate cooking fundamentals, talk about new and seasonal ingredients,… Read More & Register »
  21. Author Talk: Taste of Persia
    Free with book purchase; $5 without
    October 25: 6:30-8pm

    Naomi Duguid: Author Talk: Taste of Persia

    Though the countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, they are linked by beguiling food traditions and a love for the fresh and the tart. Color and spark come from ripe red pomegranates, golden saffron threads, and the fresh herbs served at… Read More & Register »
  22. Author Talk: Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain
    Free to all
    October 26: 6:30-8pm

    Michelle Babb: Author Talk: Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain

    New from the author of Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy, this cookbook shows how to use diet to improve your state of mind. The latest research shows the connection between a healthy gut and a healthy mind. Inflammation markers are frequently found in the blood of people with anxiety… Read More & Register »
  23. Save The Date: Amaro Tasting at Barnacle: Amaro
    TBD
    November 1: TBD
    at Barnacle

    Brad Thomas Parsons: Save The Date: Amaro Tasting at Barnacle: Amaro

    We're still working out details, but keep your eye on this space as we plan a really great Amaro party with Brad Thomas Parsons.  Stay tuned! Read More & Register »
  24. Author Dinner at Lionhead: Land of Fish and Rice
    $100.00
    Book included
    November 2: 6:30pm
    at Lionhead

    Fuschia Dunlop: Author Dinner at Lionhead: Land of Fish and Rice

    When Jerry Traunfeld was envisioning the food he wanted to cook at his latest restaurant, he turned to one of the foremost experts on Chinese cuisine, Fuschia Dunlop. Her first cookbook, The Land of Plenty, is what first sparked Jerry’s interest in Sichuan cuisine so he joined her… Read More & Register »
  25. Author Talk: Amaro
    Free to all
    November 3: 6:30-8pm

    Brad Thomas Parsons: Author Talk: Amaro

    The European tradition of making bittersweet liqueurs–called amari in Italian–has been around for centuries. But it is only recently that these herbaceous digestifs have moved from the dusty back bar to center stage in the United States, and become a key ingredient on cocktail… Read More & Register »
  26. Lunch Break Cooking Class—November 7th
    $30.00
    November 7: Noon - 1pm

    Amanda Coba: Lunch Break Cooking Class—November 7th

    Looking for a delicious, out-of-the-ordinary way to spend the noon hour? Then join us for our lunch-break cooking class series. This week, our event chef Amanda Coba will prepare a seasonally-inspired lunch for participants in an informal, 60-minute class. Amanda will demonstrate cooking fundamentals, talk about new and seasonal ingredients,… Read More & Register »
  27. Author Talk: Crab
    Free to all
    November 9: 6:30-8pm

    Cynthia Nims: Author Talk: Crab

    If you dream about perfectly prepared crab cakes, steamed Dungeness straight from the shell, or lightly coated soft-shell blue crabs, this is your cookbook. Culinary expert Cynthia Nims offers 50 delicious ways to love crab–whether it’s Dungeness, Alaskan king, and snow crab from the West Coast or… Read More & Register »
  28. Author Talk: The Deepest Roots
    Free to all
    November 10: 6:30-8pm

    Kathleen Alcalá: Author Talk: The Deepest Roots

    As friends began "going back to the land" at the same time that a health issue emerged, Kathleen Alcalá set out to re-examine her relationship with food at the most local level. Remembering her parents, Mexican immigrants who grew up during the Depression, and the memory of planting, growing,… Read More & Register »
  29. Author Talk: My Beer Year
    Free to all
    November 11: 6:30-8pm

    Lucy Burningham: Author Talk: My Beer Year

    As a journalist spurred by curiosity and thirst, Lucy Burningham made it her career to write about craft beer, traveling to hop farms, attending rare beer–tasting parties, and visiting as many taprooms, breweries, and festivals as possible. With this as her introduction, Lucy decided to take her relationship… Read More & Register »
  30. Author Talk: The Adventures of Fat Rice
    Free to all
    November 15: 6:30-8pm

    Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo: Author Talk: The Adventures of Fat Rice

    An hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong, on the banks of the Pearl River in China, lies Macau—a modern, cosmopolitan city with an unexpected history. For centuries, Macau was one of the world’s greatest trading ports: a Portuguese outpost and crossroads… Read More & Register »
  31. Cookie Party and Author Talk: Dorie’s Cookies
    $35.00
    Book included
    November 16: 6:30-8pm

    Dorie Greenspan: Cookie Party and Author Talk: Dorie’s Cookies

    Over the course of her baking career, Dorie Greenspan has created more than 300 cookie recipes. Yet she has never written a book about them—until now. To merit her “three purple stars of approval,” every cookie had to be so special that it begged to be made… Read More & Register »