Books Inc. and Alta Magazine present James Beard Award-winning food writer and blogger Carolyn Jung, author of the celebratory book East Bay Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bars, and Bakeries. Plus! Carolyn will be in conversation with special guests Aaron and Monica Rocchino, Owners of Berkeley’s The Local Butcher Shop, and Daphne Knowles, owner of Oakland’s À Côté. Tasting samples will also be served.
The East Bay has always remained true to itself. It includes Oakland, the most ethnically diverse population in the nation; Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement; the island of Alameda with its artisan breweries, wineries, and distilleries; and the Livermore Valley, one of California's oldest winemaking regions. East Bay Cooks is an impressive collection of 80 signature dishes from 40 of the city's leading restaurants. An uncomplicated taco with the power to stir the soul? A nourishing bowl of authentic Singaporean laksa? Shrimp and grits with layers of flavors never imagined? It's all here. And designed with home cooks in mind, re-creating signature dishes from the area's favorite chefs has never been easier. It's a region that's got you covered, no matter what the craving.