Larkspur's Winter Cookbook Extravaganza 2016!


DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur invites you to our annual Winter Cookbook Extravaganza on Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00pm.

Yes, friends, the holidays are upon us once again, which means it's time for family, friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. As we all know, nothing else brings people together in quite the same way: we bond over flavors, we swap stories and recipes, and we sit back sated and sedated. Sure you've got your time-honored recipes and go-to dishes, but isn't it time to bring some fresh flavors to your table?

Come to our ever popular Winter Cookbook Extravaganza! Joining us this time to present their cookbooks (and of course bring some excellent samples) will be authors, Heidi Gibson & Nate Pollak and Irvin Lin. Hosting will be Duggan McDonnell, author of Drinking the Devil's Acre, who will be bringing some festive holiday punch!

Larkspur's Winter Cookbook Extravaganza Authors
Wife-and-husband duo Heidi Gibson and Nate Pollak own the ever-popular American Grilled Cheese Kitchen based in San Francisco. Their Grilled Cheese Kitchen cookbook features 39 grilled cheese recipes with 40 additional recipes for great accompaniments and side dishes—including hearty soups, many varieties of mac & cheese, spicy pickles, and tangy spreads—plus tips on choosing the best bread, cheese, and techniques for grilling each sandwich at just the right temperature. With the Grilled Cheese Kitchen, now anyone can create the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Mmmmmm!
When you marble, layer, and swirl doughs, batters, toppings, or frostings, good looks and good taste come together in one total package. Irvin Lin, creator of the popular blog Eat the Love, shows how these techniques open the door to inventive flavor combinations that look as fantastic as they taste. Bakers of all levels will enjoy the recipes in Marbled, Swirled, and Layered which range from easy brownies and bars to brunch-worthy muffins and morning buns to show-stopping cakes and tarts. Readers (and eaters) are sure to ooh and ahh over every dazzling dessert at first glance and then again at first bite.

Duggan McDonnell at Diesel Bookstore in LarkspurDuggan McDonnell is a writer, cocktail educator and historian, and the owner of Cantina, a popular San Francisco watering hole. During the 1870s and 80s, a single bar-filled block in San Francisco called the Devil's Acre threw what may have been the most enduring party the world has ever seen. Duggan McDonnell is in love with the city of his forefathers and its ever-flowing cocktails, and it shows in Drinking the Devil's Acre, a history-packed drinking tour through one of the most beloved cities in the world. 


Event date: 
Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
2419 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
Grilled Cheese Kitchen: Bread + Cheese + Everything in Between (Grilled Cheese Cookbooks, Sandwich Recipes, Creative Recipe Books, Gifts for Cooks) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452144597
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 16th, 2016

Marbled, Swirled, and Layered: 150 Recipes and Variations for Artful Bars, Cookies, Pies, Cakes, and More Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544453739
Availability: Special Order - Please call to confirm availability
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 1st, 2016

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Drinking the Devil's Acre: A Love Letter from San Francisco and her Cocktails Cover Image
By Duggan McDonnell, Luke Abiol (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781452135250
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2015