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Two More San Francisco Book Events (Last ones for a bit) & NYC

It's official, Thanskgiving has passed. And although I'm a little sad that I might not see the relatives that I spent part of the harvest-themed night making lefsa (first time for this Scando-girl!) with for a while, I know there will be many more fun times, libations and deliciousness to be had with the next set of holidays around the corner.

Making lefsa for Thanksgiving

Of course, I'll miss the Thanskgiving leftovers that come with going to people's homes who are excellent cooks -yup, walked away with smoked turkey stock and meat- that are now almost non-extistant in my fridge. On the bright side, I will not miss moving the stacks of Pinot Noir and Beaujolais that are required offerings at a wine shop for the holiday (yes, sir, they do go well with turkey)

Now it's time to buckle up for what's next. Like three events and preparing to move other wine around the shop, like Cab and Champagne! Always love when we have more bubbly in our shop.

And... packing for New York next week. Hi fives all around. Very excited to head to New York and teach my first Manhattan class at Murray's and hang out with my friends. Privileged on both ends. Will be headed to a Sandy fundraiser too, called Drink For Good that requires one to drink delicious beer. Tasty weeks in store.

In the meantime, if you haven't had a chance to stop by any of my reading/tastings in the Bay Area, I have two this week, links below. The beer list is looking might sexy for the 18Reasons class, too.

And, if you're in New York City next Monday, consider coming to my Murray's Class. Cheese and Drinks (beer and wine). Very excited about it, and there will also a hang-out/signing at the Cheese Bar next door afterward.


18Reasons, It’s Not You It’s Brie! American Cheese & Beer Class, San Francisco, CA, Nov 27th, 7pm

Cheese author and educator Kirstin Jackson joins 18 Reasons for a night of fermented glory. After visiting creameries and interviewing more than 48 cheesemakers for her recently published book “It’s Not You, It’s Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Culture of Cheese,” she’s ready to tell the stories of some of her favorite domestic cheeses, while holding a pint glass. The selected artisan cheeses will be explored in unison with American beers, most local. We will taste through 6 cheeses and 6 beers!

Books will be for sale and Kirstin will have a pen handy for signing after cheese consumption.


Omnivore Books, Signing and Tasting, Wednesday, Nov 28th, San Francisco, 6-7pm

Tasting, Signing, Drinking. Good times! At an entirely food focused book store -be still my heart! I’ll guide you through making the perfect holiday cheese plate. Then we can eat it together.



Kirstin Jackson’s recently released book It's Not You, it's Brie: Unwrapping America’s Unique Cheese Culture takes readers “backstage” into underground caves, and into funky scents and traditions that link today’s cheese makers to American history. Jackson-- a consultant, educator, professionally trained cook, wine bar manager and cheese program director, whose fridge and head is almost entirely consumed with cheese-- will lead us through her dream American cheese plate, paired with outstanding American wines and beers, while sharing stories of each of the American artisans whose hard work makes such a delicious evening possible.


Next post- cheese name tags. Oh yah, we're crafting. In the most easy, yet cute and cheesy crafty way.

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