March 2 - Omnivore Books Book Signing- San Francisco
Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

March 2 - Omnivore Books Book Signing- San Francisco

Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and photographer Ann Cutting for shared stories from The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside. The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers representing the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources.

 
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March 4 - Now Serving Book Signing- Los Angeles
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

March 4 - Now Serving Book Signing- Los Angeles

Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and Minh Phan, chef at porridge + puffs, L.A.’s newest and most beloved café in the heart of Historic Filipino Town, for a conversation about food, palate, surprising ingredients, and the creation of The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside. The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers representing the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved yet accessible recipes designed to appeal to the novice and experienced cook, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources. Now Serving is L.A.’s only bookstore devoted to cookbooks and offers a curated selection of chef’s tools: an ideal setting for a conversation about cookbooks and cooking!

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March 12 - Vroman's Book Signing- Pasadena
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

March 12 - Vroman's Book Signing- Pasadena

Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and the chefs (From left: Minh Phan, Jack Agohian, Masako Watanabe Thomesen, Rumi Mahmood, Mario Rodriguez) who are the heart and soul of The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside. The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers representing the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources. Moderated by our own community treasure Val Zavala, the event will feature food and family stories, food tips, and tasty bites from the pages of the cookbook.

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March 16 - Altadena Library Book Signing - Altadena
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

March 16 - Altadena Library Book Signing - Altadena

Join cookbook author and teacher Elisa Callow for a fun and informative conversation about the food, food makers, and specialty shops of our beloved eastside. The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures. Food makers representing the this area’s diverse traditions share treasured personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources.

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March 26 - Chevalier Books Book Signing- Los Angeles
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

March 26 - Chevalier Books Book Signing- Los Angeles

Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and Minh Phan, chef at porridge + puffs, L.A.’s newest and beloved café in the heart of Historic Filipino Town, for a conversation about food, palate, surprising ingredients, and the creation of the cookbook, The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside. The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers—including Minh—who represent the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources.

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March 30 - Cellar Door Bookstore Book Signing - Riverside
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

March 30 - Cellar Door Bookstore Book Signing - Riverside

Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and Mario Rodriguez, exceptional home cook and co- food foraging obsessive, for a conversation about food, palate, surprising ingredients, and the creation of the cookbook, The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside. The Urban Forager showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers—including Mario—who represent the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources.

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April 13 - Lincoln Bakery Book Signing- Pasadena
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

April 13 - Lincoln Bakery Book Signing- Pasadena

Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and photographer Ann Cutting for a tasty book signing! The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside showcases one of California’s richest and most rapidly expanding culinary cultures: the eastside of Los Angeles. Food makers representing the eastside’s diverse traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and neighborhood resources. Cecilia Leung of Lincoln Café will be adding to the café’s menu with savory and sweet treats from The Urban Forager. Yum!

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Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung of Lincoln Bakery

Christine Moore and Cecilia Leung of Lincoln Bakery

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April 17 - Truffle Brothers - Los Angeles
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

April 17 - Truffle Brothers - Los Angeles

Join author Elisa Callow, photographer Ann Cutting, and cookbook chefs Mario Rodriguez and Masako Yatabe Thomsen for a celebratory party and book signing at L.A.’s gem of Italian gastronomy, The Truffle Brothers. Generous bites of home-baked breads, tastings of olive oil, jams, and the TB’s curated platters of antipasti will complement the book signing of The Urban Forager: Exploring & Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside that highlights the Truffle Brothers along with many other specialty stores and markets from the eastside.

Truffle Brothers Michael and Marco Pietroiacovo.

Truffle Brothers Michael and Marco Pietroiacovo.

 
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July 13 - Descanso Gardens: Seasonal Jam - La Cañada
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

July 13 - Descanso Gardens: Seasonal Jam - La Cañada

Join Elisa Callow, author of this year’s widely praised cookbook The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring and Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside, for Descanso Garden’s first cooking series at the newly renovated Boddy House. Featuring accessible recipes that will appeal to novice and experienced cook alike, The Urban Forageralso celebrates Elisa’s community by showcasing one of L.A.’s richest and most rapidly expanding cooking cultures. Food makers representing the area’s diverse food traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and treasured neighborhood food resources. The cookbook includes recipes from Sumi Chang of Europane fame, Minh Phan, of porridge + puffs, and brilliant home cooks Mario Rodriguez, Rumi Mahmood, and Jack Aghoian. Part cookbook, part guide to foraging the best food purveyors L.A. has to offer, The Urban Forageris a compelling bridge to the unfamiliar and demonstrates how new discoveries can become a part of everyone’s cooking repertoire. 

Elisa Callow will lead participants in the newly renovated Boddy House kitchen for a deep dive into Seasonal Jam. Participants will make both stone-fruit and strawberry jam in celebration of one of foraging’s greatest delights: preserving the deliciousness of seasonal fruits.

All classes are hands-on and include a communal meal, group discussion, and cookbook purchasing and signing opportunities. Cost includes materials and recipes. Sign up coming soon. 

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July 20 - Descanso Gardens: Pasta Two Ways - La Cañada
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

July 20 - Descanso Gardens: Pasta Two Ways - La Cañada

Join Elisa Callow, author of this year’s widely praised cookbook The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring and Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside, for Descanso Garden’s first cooking series at the newly renovated Boddy House. Featuring accessible recipes that will appeal to novice and experienced cook alike, The Urban Forageralso celebrates Elisa’s community by showcasing one of L.A.’s richest and most rapidly expanding cooking cultures. Food makers representing the area’s diverse food traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and treasured neighborhood food resources. The cookbook includes recipes from Sumi Chang of Europane fame, Minh Phan, of porridge + puffs, and brilliant home cooks Mario Rodriguez, Rumi Mahmood, and Jack Aghoian. Part cookbook, part guide to foraging the best food purveyors L.A. has to offer, The Urban Forageris a compelling bridge to the unfamiliar and demonstrates how new discoveries can become a part of everyone’s cooking repertoire. 

Elisa Callow will return with a class on Pasta Two Ways, cut and filled. As we are in high tomato season, and herbs are in abundance, the class will join Elisa in making a very, very fresh tomato sauce to go-with, featuring herbs from our own Descanso kitchen garden.

All classes are hands-on and include a communal meal, group discussion, and cookbook purchasing and signing opportunities. Cost includes materials and recipes. Sign up coming soon. 

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October 6th - Descanso Gardens - Deconstructing Salsas/Market Tour - La Cañada
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

October 6th - Descanso Gardens - Deconstructing Salsas/Market Tour - La Cañada

Join Elisa Callow, author of this year’s widely praised cookbook The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring and Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside, for Descanso Garden’s first cooking series at the newly renovated Boddy House. Featuring accessible recipes that will appeal to novice and experienced cook alike, The Urban Forageralso celebrates Elisa’s community by showcasing one of L.A.’s richest and most rapidly expanding cooking cultures. Food makers representing the area’s diverse food traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and treasured neighborhood food resources. The cookbook includes recipes from Sumi Chang of Europane fame, Minh Phan, of porridge + puffs, and brilliant home cooks Mario Rodriguez, Rumi Mahmood, and Jack Aghoian. Part cookbook, part guide to foraging the best food purveyors L.A. has to offer, The Urban Forageris a compelling bridge to the unfamiliar and demonstrates how new discoveries can become a part of everyone’s cooking repertoire. 

Elisa will be joined by Mario Rodriguez, featured chef in The Urban Forager cookbook, for Deconstructing Salsa. Mario will demonstrate the remarkable variety of salsas, incorporating fresh and dried chiles and using the traditional comal pan. He will also share options for serving these versatile and iconic sauces.

All classes are hands-on and include a communal meal, group discussion, and cookbook purchasing and signing opportunities. Cost includes materials and recipes. Sign up coming soon. 

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November 3 - Descanso Gardens: Seasonal Salads - La Cañada
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

November 3 - Descanso Gardens: Seasonal Salads - La Cañada

Join Elisa Callow, author of this year’s widely praised cookbook The Urban Forager: Culinary Exploring and Cooking on L.A.’s Eastside, for Descanso Garden’s first cooking series at the newly renovated Boddy House. Featuring accessible recipes that will appeal to novice and experienced cook alike, The Urban Forageralso celebrates Elisa’s community by showcasing one of L.A.’s richest and most rapidly expanding cooking cultures. Food makers representing the area’s diverse food traditions share beloved personal recipes, ingredients, innovations, and treasured neighborhood food resources. The cookbook includes recipes from Sumi Chang of Europane fame, Minh Phan, of porridge + puffs, and brilliant home cooks Mario Rodriguez, Rumi Mahmood, and Jack Aghoian. Part cookbook, part guide to foraging the best food purveyors L.A. has to offer, The Urban Forageris a compelling bridge to the unfamiliar and demonstrates how new discoveries can become a part of everyone’s cooking repertoire. 

Elisa Callow will lead participants for the final class of the year, Seasonal Salads. A refreshing look at the myriad forms of salad—fresh, marinated, and pickled—designed to bring out the best of hardy winter greens such as cabbage, kale, and lettuces. A quick tour of Descanso's kitchen garden will contribute to the flavors explored.

All classes are hands-on and include a communal meal, group discussion, and cookbook purchasing and signing opportunities. Cost includes materials and recipes. Sign up coming soon. 

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