Dinner with Slow Food Japan Leader and Author Nancy Hachisu

SACRAMENTO COOKBOOK SERIES CONTINUES

Sacramento, CA (April 3, 2013) – Following the success of the first Tasty Books cookbook event, the second will be held April 23 at Mulvaney’s B&L Next Door. The guest of honor is IACP award–nominated author Nancy Singleton Hachisu, whose book, Japanese Farm Food, was released in 2012 by Andrews McMeel and has already gone into the fifth printing. Hachisu lives with her Japanese husband on an organic farm two hours outside of Tokyo.

This event pairs the cookbook with a prix-fixe dinner, allowing attendees to sample what they might eventually cook at home from the beautifully photographed, easy accessible recipes. The meal, prepared by Chef Patrick Mulvaney, will include passed appetizers and a four-course family-style dinner based on the book.

The series is organized by Ann Martin Rolke, a Sacramento-based food writer, cookbook author, and editor. “With a long history of Japanese-American farmers in the Central Valley, Sacramento is the ideal location for an event focused on Japanese farm food,” said Rolke.

Ingredients for the dinner will be sourced not only from local farms, but from local producers such as Massa Organics in Chico. Oakland’s Kitazawa Seed Company, specializing in Japanese produce, will provide copies of their latest catalog and sample seed packets for attendees.

Tasty Books will host quarterly author dinners with Mulvaney’s in addition to other talks and events throughout the area. Tickets for the Japanese Farm Food event are available through Eventbrite at tastybooks2.eventbrite.com for $75 per person/$115 per couple (beginning 4/4/13). All ticket buyers will receive a signed copy of the $35 cookbook in addition to dinner.

“This series provides another example of how many regional organizations and individuals are involved in Sacramento’s culinary scene,” said Mike Testa, senior vice president for the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The Farm-to-Fork movement and identity for this community continues to gain momentum and events like this add to the critical mass that continues to build.”

To receive notices about future Tasty Books events, or to suggest cookbooks to feature, “like” Tasty Books on Facebook or contact Ann Martin Rolke, 916-443-4739 or annrolke@yahoo.com.

For more information about Japanese Farm Food and Nancy Hachisu, visit www.japanesefarmfood.com and read the New York Times review of the book.

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The Farmers Market Cookbook Goes to Italy

Spring Menu from Osteria Fasulo
Thursday April 25th, 2013
5:30 – 9:00 pm

Join Slow Food Yolo co-leaders and co-authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann M. Evans at Osteria Fasulo’s Restaurant in Davis for a special spring dinner inspired by their award winning cookbook, The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook.

Chef Atilio and Owner Leonardo Fasulo have created a menu with an Italian twist and are shopping for the ingredients at the Davis Farmers Market. Ann and Georgeanne will be on hand to greet people as they arrive for dinner and sit down to enjoy the meal. Reservations are recommended. Call (530) 758-1324 or email Osteria Fasulo’s Restaurant at osteriafasulo@sbcglobal.net.

The Menu

Pasta fritta d’olive con Porri tiepidi ed uova sode
Fried Olives Pasta Rounds with Warm Leeks and Crumbled Farm Fresh Eggs

Gnocchi fatti in casa con salsa di panna fave e pancetta
House made Gnocchi Bathed in Light Cream with Fava Beans and Crispy Pancetta

Filetto di Merluzzo con erbe e legume primaverili
Herb Crusted Grilled Cod on a Bed of Slivered Spring Vegetables

Crema bruciata di Kumquat
House Kumquat Creme Brulee

The four course fixed menu is $45.00 per person, not including beverages, tax and gratuity. Traditional menu also available.

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