13 December 2012

Cheffing on a Sunday Afternoon

This Sunday, December 16, 2012,  is the the first annual Portland Cookbook Social. Join Portland’s; Food City, USA’s top culinary minds for an afternoon of eating, drinking and book signings at the Imperial, located in the historic Hotel Lucia.

The free event will run from 1pm to 4pm.  Guests will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies from popular authors such as Diane Morgan of Roots, Bakeshop owner Kim Boyce of the award-winning cookbook Good to the Grain, and Imperial’s own Vitaly Paley of The Paley’s Place Cookbook. The full list of featured authors and their respective books follows.

Kim Boyce  

Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours

Lucy Burningham and Ellee Thalheimer

Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene by Bike

Sasha Davies

The Cheesemaker’s Apprentice

Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson

The Grand Central Baking Book

Lynne Sampson Curry

Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut

Lara Ferroni

Doughnuts: Simple and Delicious Recipes to Make at Home

Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without All the Junk

Ashley Gartland

Dishing Up Oregon: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Farm-to-Table Flavors

Martha Holmberg

Modern Sauces


Kir Jensen

The Sugar Cube: 50 Deliciously Twisted Treats from the Sweetest Little Food Cart on the Planet

Ivy Manning

The Adaptable Feast

The Farm to Table Cookbook

Katherine Miller

The Oregonian Cookbook

Diane Morgan

Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes

Skinny Dips

The Christmas Table


Hanna Neuschwander

Left Coast Roast

Vitaly Paley

The Paley’s Place Cookbook 

Julie Richardson

Rustic Fruit Desserts

Vintage Cakes

Laura Byrne Russell

The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen

Laurie Wolf

The Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table 

Linda Ziedrich

The Joy of Pickling

The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves 

Throughout the afternoon, guests will also enjoy free food and beverage inspired by the featured books. Cookbook social attendees will have the opportunity to try Mini Empanadas from Ivy Manning’s The Adaptable Feast, Twisted Tollhouse Cookies from Kir Jensen’s The Sugar Cube cookbook and Gingerbread and Whipping Cream from Piper Davis’ Grand Central Baking Book as well as local cheese, coffee and more as they browse the cookbook selection.