New Cookbooks & Release Parties in D.C.: Mario Batali at Zaytinya & 3 more

It’s a good time to release a new cookbook, and to visit Washington, D.C. There are four different cookbook releases and/or release and signing parties on the docket right now, headlined by Mario Batali’s visit to Zaytinya. Here’s a peak at all four.

Mario Batali’s America: Farm to Table

On Sunday, October 26, José Andrés and Zaytinya will host Mario Batali for a special mezze lunch crafted by chef Michael Costa in celebration of his new book, America: Farm to Table, co-authored with The Washington Post’s Jim Webster, and published this month.

The event will take place at Zaytinya at 12:30pm. Seating will be limited, and ticket price ($95) includes multi-course menu featuring several dishes from the cookbook, special wine offering,  and a signed copy of the cookbook. Purchase tickets here.

Zaytinya is a proud to support FRESHFARM markets with a portion of the event’s proceeds. Join the conversation with #MarioatZaytinya

Aglaia Kremezi’s Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

Aglaia Kremezi, who first introduced Greek cooking to an American audience with her James Beard Award–winning book The Foods of Greece, leads a cook’s tour of the entire Mediterranean with Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts. Kremezi has collected 150 simple yet flavorful recipes that will appeal to even the most ardent carnivore.

Opening with detailed descriptions of essential ingredients and the basic preparations that make the most of seasonal shopping at farmers’ markets, she takes us from meze and soups to mains and desserts, and even an arsenal of master recipes for spice, nut, and herb mixtures, sauces, jams, and pastes inspired by eastern Mediterranean and North African traditions transform even the most humble vegetable or grain into an irresistible meal.

A special release and signing event is being held at Zaytinya on October 29th from 6 to 8pm, fresh on the heels of Batali’s visit.

Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors: Hot Dishes, Cool Drinks

Richard Sandoval is all over Washington, D.C., what with Masa 14, Zengo, Ambar, Toro Toro and El Centro D.F. and now, he has released an exciting new cookbook with more than 125 vibrant recipes: Richard Sandoval’s New Latin Flavors.

The book is in stores now and also available for sale at all of his restaurants. The recipes offer an exciting new vision of contemporary Latin cooking. Many of them are inspired by his popular restaurants and are carefully streamlined for the home chef. Whether it is quesadillas, ceviches, arepas, or enchiladas, all are offered with Sandoval’s signature flair, including unique dishes and cultural fusions.

From there, there are also delicious cocktails, and a variety of salsas, guacamoles, and other cocktail snacks are offered to get the party started.

Sean Brock’s Heritage

On Tuesday, November 18, Andrés will host Sean Brock—the James Beard Award-winning Chef of McCrady’s and Husk Restaurants—at America Eats Tavern to celebrate his new cookbook: Heritage.

For $60, tickets include a taste from the cookbook courtesy of America Eats Tavern Head Chef Nate Waugaman, local wines from Virginia’s own Trump Winery, and a signed copy of the book.  The reception will take place in the front bar and private dining room in a passed bite and drink format, lasting from 6:30-8:30pm. Buy your tickets here.

Author: Jake Emen

I’m Jake, and I’m your host on this journey. I'm the man doing the eating and the talking around here. I’m a writer based outside of Washington, D.C., and I'm also talking whiskey, local events, travel, and other assorted misadventures. Follow me on the Tweet Machine - @ManTalkFood, or send an email to jake [at] mantalkfood.com.

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