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Larkspur~Cooks with Books~Cal Peternell
November 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Larkspur~Cooks with Books~Ryan Scott
Sunday, December 4th, 11:30 am
Join us at Left Bank in Larkspur as we partner with Book Passage in Corte Madera to present yet another fantastic “Cooks with Books” event featuring Cal Peternell, author of A Recipe for Cooking.
Twelve Recipes provided the basic techniques and recipes for essential home cooking. Now, A Recipe for Cooking takes home cooks to the next level.
Cal Peternell gives you everything you need to cook for big get-togethers, holiday feasts, family occasions, and for a special dinner for two. He organizes the recipes by season to help cooks plan their meals from first bite to last—how a meal should start, what should be the main attraction, what should be served alongside, and how to choose the perfect finish.
Illustrated with charming color photos and drawings, this text offers a range of delicious, easy-to-master fare: Savory Tart with Onions, Olive, and Anchovies; Shredded Zucchini Fritters with Basil Mayonnaise; Citrus Salad with Ginger, Cilantro, and Saffron-toasted Pistachios; Fish and Shellfish Soup; Rolled Pork Loin Roast Stuffed with Olives and Herbs; Lasagna Bolognese; Belgian Endive Gratin with Gruyere and Prosciutto; and a Blood Orange and Buttermilk Tart. Each of Cal’s recipes utilizes the freshest, most delicious ingredients of each season.
Here are meals to share with close family and good friends—to laugh, drink, and cook with—as well as dishes that give you some quiet time in the kitchen, slicing, seasoning, and simmering. With food to make introductions, to commemorate, to celebrate, even, on occasion, to gently instigate, this is Peternell at his wittiest, warmest, and most inspiring.
Cal Peternell grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and graduated with a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His cooking career began at Bix in San Francisco, and continued to Biba and The Blue Room in Boston, and back to San Francisco for a sous chef spot at Loretta Keller’s Bizou. Cal was hired at Chez Panisse in 1995, has been the chef in the Cafe since 2001, and took over as chef of the downstairs restaurant in 2013. Cal is the author of Twelve Recipes. He and his wife, Kathleen, have three sons and live in Berkeley, California.
Attendees can expect an evening to remember! The event kicks off with a book signing with Peternell, followed by a lovely meal prepared by Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon, inspired by the author’s cookbook.
Price includes the meal, wine, tax, gratuity, and a signed copy of the authors’ book. Tickets are $115.00 per person, or $175.00 per couple (one book). Please call 415.927.0960 x1 or visit Book Passage online to reserve.