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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Celebrate Josey Baker's Cookbook Launch at State Bird Provisions Tonight

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM

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If you've been looking for an excuse to get over to State Bird Provisions but haven't wanted to deal with the line/reservation madness, this might be it: Local breadmaker, flour miller, and now cookbook author Josey Baker is having a book release party at the restaurant tonight (Tuesday, April 22, 5:30-10 p.m.). State Bird chef/owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski will be making special dishes for the evening using bread and stone-ground whole grains from the Mill, and there will be both bread and cookbooks for sale. But the best news is that the event is 100 percent walk-in, no reservations, so, you know, you might actually have a chance to get in.

The cookbook, Josey Baker Bread: Get Baking - Make Awesome Bread - Share the Loaves, is basically a breadmaking 101 for newbies, "the book that I wish I had when I first fell in love with baking just a few years ago," explains Baker. It's written in a fun, super-casual tone that matches up with Baker's Tumblr blog and overall personality, but at its heart it's a serious how-to manual for first-time breadmakers. Making bread isn't that hard, not really. Baker aims to break down the mystique around it.

He'll also be doing a series of other events throughout the Bay Area for those who are missing this evening's gig:

4/24: S.F. Public Library, Main Branch, 6 p.m.

4/26: S.F. Public Library, Presidio Branch, 2 p.m.

5/4: Omnivore Books, 3 p.m.

5/29: Nopa, 5-6 p.m. happy hour party

6/6: Penrose, 5:30-11 p.m.

6/8: SF Cooking School, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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