Where & When
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 (map)
April 30, 2017 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
April 30, 2017
Melissa Clark Book Signing of Dinner: Changing the Game
Join us as we welcome New York Times food columnist and cookbook author, Melissa Clark, for a book signing Sunday, April 30th, 1–3pm. Say hello to Melissa, taste recipes from her new cookbook and have your book signed. No charge, except for purchases.
About Dinner: Changing the Game
Zealously comprehensive and practical, Dinner’s mission is to help anyone—whether a novice with just a single pan or the experienced home cook—figure out what to make any night of the week, without falling back on what you’ve eaten before. Each recipe in Dinner: Changing the Game is meant to be dinner—one fantastic dish that is so satisfying and flavor-forward it can stand alone—maybe with a little salad or some bread on the side.
This book is all about options; inventive, unfussy food with unexpected flavor: a sheetpan chicken laced with spicy harissa; burgers amped with chorizo; and curried lentils with poached eggs, to name a few. It’s also about adding easy flourishes that make dinner exceptional—stirring charred lemon into pasta, tossing a Caesar-like dressing on a grain bowl, adding fresh ricotta and demerara sugar to stovetop mac and cheese, and lavishing a dollop of chili paste just about anywhere. Covering an astonishing range of ideas about just what dinner can be, Dinner has the kind of unfussy cooking that will make anyone a better and more confident cook.
About Melissa Clark
Food writer and cookbook author Melissa Clark is staff reporter for the New York Times Food section, where she writes the popular column “A Good Appetite” and appears in a weekly cooking video series.
Melissa has written thirty-eight cookbooks, including her latest, Dinner: Changing the Game. Her work has been honored with awards by the James Beard Foundation and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), and has been selected for the Best Food Writing series. Melissa is a regular guest on the Today show and Rachael Ray. She has also been a judge on Iron Chef America. She’s been a frequent guest host on the NPR radio show The Splendid Table and is a regular guest on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC.