2nd Annual Holiday Cookbook Social


The Cookbook Social At Hotel Lucia, Hosted By Chef Vitaly Paley’s Imperial Sunday, December 8th Will Feature Acclaimed Chefs and Writers Including Chef Vitaly Paley, Food Writer Karen Brooks, And James Beard Award Winning Food Writer Anya Von Bremzen

November 18, 2013 – PORTLAND, Ore. – Imperial will host an exciting cookbook social for the second year in a row this year on Sunday, December 8th from 1pm – 3pm in the Hotel Lucia’s Monterosa Room. Including Imperial’s own Chef Vitaly Paley of Imperial, Paley’s Place and Portland Penny Diner, Oregon’s best local chefs and food writers will be on hand to discuss their acclaimed works and sign copies just in time for the holiday season.

The free event will feature complimentary bites from several of the authors present, as well as cocktails from Imperial’s Bar Manager Brandon Wise.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift this year, Imperial’s cookbook social will have something for everyone. Looking for a definitive guide on Portland’s food scene? Food Writer Karen Brooks’ The Mighty Gastropolis and Jen Stevenson’s 100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces will be there. Know an adventurous chef willing to try new meats and expand their home cooking repertoire? Andy and Lauren Fortgang of Le Pigeon will be there to answer questions about their new cookbook with Chef Gabriel Rucker Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird.

The full list of authors is included below:

Anya Von Bremzen, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
Karen Brooks, The Mighty Gastropolis: A Journey Through the Center of America’s New Food Revolution
Lucy Burningham and Ellee Thalheimer, Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene
Katherine Cole, Complete Wine Selector: How to Choose the Right Wine Every Time, Voodoo Vintners: Oregon’s Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
Lynne Curry, Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut
Sasha Davies, The Cheesemaker’s Apprentice: An Insider’s Guide to the Art of Cheesemaking, Taught by the Masters
Andy and Lauren Fortgang, Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird
Ashley Gartland, Dishing up Oregon: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Farm-to-Table Flavors
John Gorham and Liz Crain, Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
Janie Hibler, The Berry Bible, Dungeness Crabs, Blackberry Cobbler, Wild About Game
Martha Holmberg, Modern Sauces, Crepes
Ellen Jackson, The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook, The Grand Central Baking Book
Ivy Manning, Crackers & Dips, The Adaptable Feast
Diane Morgan, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes, Skinny Dips, The Christmas Table, Gifts Cooks Love
Hanna Neuschwander, Left Coast Roast
Vitaly Paley, The Paley’s Place Cookbook
Tami Parr, Pacific Northwest Cheese: A History, Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest
Laura Byrne Russell, The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen
Jen Stevenson, 100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces
Kim Sunee, Trail of Crumbs
Laurie Wolf, Portland, Oregon’s Chef’s Table, Candy 1 to 20
Nick Zukin, The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home

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About Imperial:
Imperial is located in the historic Hotel Lucia and offers chef-owner Vitaly Paley’s renowned cooking, which helped him earn Portland Monthly’s 2012 Chef of the Year and a 2012 Empire Builder Award by Food & Wine. Chef Paley also received the 2005 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Pacific Northwest award, was nominated as a 2012 and 2013 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Outstanding Chef, and was a recent victor on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America where he was paired with Imperial Executive Chef Ben Bettinger. Paley, considered the Dean of Portland Chefs for many years, rediscovers Pacific Northwest culinary pathways and follows the footsteps of Oregon’s own James Beard. At Imperial, Chef Paley explores menu ideas that have historic significance and uses cooking methods and ingredients from Oregon’s diverse bounty. The most prominent feature of Imperial’s kitchen is the impressive wood fire grill and rotisserie that incorporates use of native hard and fruitwoods. Imperial concentrates on healthy and uncomplicated preparations, serving the community by remembering its past and proving a warm, welcoming and generous place to eat. All this led to Portland Monthly pinpointing five intrigues at Imperial, focusing on the now-infamous wallpaper, eating nooks, an ambitious menu with Executive Chef Bettinger, Pastry Chef Michelle Vernier’s spectacular desserts and the Paley Philosophy: “We can’t know who we are if we don’t look at our past.” Web: www.imperialpdx.com | Phone: 503-228-7222 | Location: 410 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205