Last week I felt like a good little blogger and went to a book signing for a new publication that I have seriously been excited about (or rather “a new publication about which I have been seriously excited” – but who are we kidding, I don’t say that).
I have been following Georgia Pellegrini (via her blog and twitter) for a while, so when I saw that she was having a signing for her new book Food Heroes in SF, well I figured I should go and say hello. And this way instead of ordering the book online, I was able to pick it up from a pretty awesome bookshop and get her John Hancock all at the same time.
I have a feeling that extra step will be well received when the holidays roll around. (What – you didn’t think I only bought one copy? Please.)
The book highlights 16 local artisans and what they are doing to preserve the traditions in food. And as a bonus, there are a few recipes at the end of each chapter. It has been perfect bedtime reading, and I am pretty bummed that I have almost finished it. I want to learn more about these food heroes – their craft, their passion, their knowledge. I’m sure it was an unbelievable experience to interview them each first hand, and I am loving this little peek that we can all enjoy.
Double bonus was learning about Omnivore Books (@omnivorebooks), a local book store that sells new and vintage cook and food-related books. If you are in San Francisco, I definitely recommend checking them out! They even sell farm-fresh eggs at the cash register. How great is that?
She is now working on a pioneer-style project, getting back to the root of things, which includes hunting and catching your dinner. I may have volunteered to be a guinea pig, someone that she can teach these skills to … we’ll see what happens there. I mean, we’ll see if I can manage to learn said skills. Will keep you posted on that front, for sure.
In the meantime, Food Heroes is available at Amazon, Ominvore Books and likely your local bookstore. I definitely recommend checking it out!
P.S. Who are your food heroes?