Looking for great recipes for the holiday cooking season? Brian Streeter can help. He's the executive chef and culinary director of the Napa Valley's Cakebread Cellars winery, and author of "The Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Cookbook." It's the Bee Book Club's choice for November.
Tonight, Streeter will talk about all things food and cooking, including recipe development, ingredients and techniques. His presentation and question-and-answer session will be especially timely. After all, many families are planning Thanksgiving and holiday feasts, and many others are looking for advice on just how to manage them.
Join the culinarily curious crowd and ask Streeter your cooking questions. He will give a presentation and autograph the cookbook at 6 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento; (916) 452-5881.
Barnes & Noble will be there to sell the cookbook for 30 percent off the retail price (Ten Speed Press, $35, 203 pages; with recipe developer Janet Fletcher, and an introduction by the winery's founders, Jack and Dolores Cakebread).
Through tonight, these bookstores will offer a 30 percent discount on the title: Barnes & Noble, Avid Reader at the Tower in Sacramento, Avid Reader in Davis, Time Tested Books, Face in a Book in Eldorado Hills, Underground Books, the Hornet Bookstore at California State University, Sacramento, the UC Davis Bookstore and the Bookseller in Grass Valley.
For information on the Bee Book Club: (916) 321-1128.