had a long love affair with Chartreuse liqueur,
even before I visited the monastery back in the 1990’s. We were led
through a somewhat terrifying display of hooded monks (not real
ones, fortunately, but long-face replicas), the kind you see in
historical or agricultural museums in France that are meant to depict a
something, even drying prunes
– likely for educational purposes, but always gives me a shiver. I
guess I’m a lot more sensitive than the kids being led through the
museums because those figures still haunt my dreams, decades
the distillery, we saw how Chartreuse was made from 100+ herbs, one of
them I swear was a leaf that was recently legalized in California, a
smell I knew well at the time. Then we were led to a tasting, and
finally, the best part – the shop! My favorite treats were the
chocolates filled with liquid Chartreuse, which you need to eat all in
one go. Otherwise, you’ll find the liquid Chartreuse drenching the
front of your shirt. If you’re in Paris, they sell versions at Jean-Charles
Rochoux and Fouquet,
and they’re well worth trying.
week, I’ll be doing two events in San Francisco…
Booksigning at Omnivore Books
event is from 2 to 3pm at Omnivore
Books in San Francisco (3885B Cesar Chavez Street).
Super-duper chocolate treats will be provided by the fine folks at
Chocolates of San Francisco.
will be a short talk at the beginning followed by a booksigning. Due to
the size of the shop, it might not be possible for all to be inside for
the talk so apologies in advance. But am happy to meet you after the
talk : )
are welcome RSVP at the Facebook
Event Page although it’s not necessary. If you can’t
make it to the event and would like a personalized signed copy of My Paris Kitchen,
you can order one through the Omnivore
Books website and they’ll send it to you.
In Conversation with Yotam Ottolenghi
be in conversation with one of my favorite cooks, Yotam
Ottolenghi, moderated by Jessica
Battilana. We’ll be talking about a bunch of stuff. The event
will take place at the Nourse Theater (275 Hayes Street) at 7:30pm.
the event, we’ll be signing books, including copies of Yotam’s newest
featuring recipes from his acclaimed London restaurant. This is a
ticketed event with City Arts and Lectures and tickets are available at
the City Arts and Lectures website – here.
was just informed that this event has sold-out.]