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CANCELLED - Rakestraw Books presents Chef Nora Pouillon
Thu, May 26, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Renowned chef-restauranteur Nora Pouillon joins us for a special party on Thursday, 26 May at 6:30 PM in celebration of her book, My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Change the Way We Eat Today. Growing up on a farm in the Austrian Alps and later in Vienna, Nora Pouillon was surrounded by fresh and delicious foods. So when she moved to Washington, D.C., in the 1960s, she was horrified to discover a culinary culture dominated by hormone-bloated meat and unseasonal vegetables. First as a cooking teacher, then as a restaurateur, and eventually as the founder of America's first certified organic restaurant, Nora redefined what food could be, forging close relationships with local producers and launching initiatives to take the organic movement mainstream. As much the story of America's postwar culinary history as it is the memoir of a remarkable woman, My Organic Life encompasses the birth of the farm-to-table movement, the proliferation of greenmarkets across the country, and the evolution of the chef into social advocate.
This event will be a benefit for the Valley's own organic non-profit, The Bounty Garden which is located in the park that Alamo and Danville share, Hap Magee Park! Come prepared for a lovely of food, wine, and great foodie conversations!
Please note that your ticket includes a copy of Nora's book, My Organic Life.