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Darra Goldstein, Cortney Burns & Richard Martin Author Talk • Preserved: Fruit & Preserved: Condiments

Wednesday April 3 at 6:30 pm

A note about our in-store events:

We offer first come, first served seating in our shop. There will be overflow room outside if needed and the author will be mic'd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

You can pre-order a copy below for pick-up at the event or purchase copies on-site.


Darra Goldstein, the founding editor of Gastronomica, is the author of six award-winning cookbooks, including Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore, named one of 2020’s best cookbooks by Forbes.comEsquire, and the Washington Post. In 2020 she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Cortney Burns built a larder-based kitchen at San Francisco’s Bar Tartine with chef Nick Balla; their cookbook Bar Tartine won awards from both the James Beard Foundation and IACP. Bon Appétit has dubbed her the “godmother of fermentation” for her modern take on ancient techniques.

Richard Martin is a media executive, lifestyle editor and writer who started magazines and websites that have grown into major media companies, including Complex, Modern Luxury (Manhattan and Miami) and Food Republic.

Preserved: Fruit - Fruit is by its nature ephemeral, making preserving it something of a necessity. Most often this leads to jams and jellies, but what about the less expected outcomes of fruit preserving, ones that create a dynamic interplay of sweet and spicy, or sweet or bright? Preserved: Fruit offers a new template for fruit preserving with recipes for the Mexican chile sauce Chamoy, to drape over ripe mangoes; pickled green strawberries adding a pop of bright acidity to cheese plates; and a pomegranate molasses to drizzle over grilled meats. For those inclined towards uncomplicated sweetness, there is the classic brandy soaked Tutti Frutti to spoon over ice cream (or bake into a cake), and the delicately fragranced cherry and rose petal jam.

Preserved: Condiments - Condiments have been at the heart of food preservation for most of human history. In fact, the word itself originally referred to any substance that prevented food from spoiling. But condiments have outgrown these utilitarian beginnings, and now hold the power to transform the humblest of dishes into something revelatory. Imagine adding a fiery and aromatic zhug to cool yogurt to make the ultimate saucy accompaniment to grilled meats, or a vibrant ruby-red horseradish to serve alongside tinned fish at your next picnic. Faced with end of season tomatoes, why not make your own ketchup? A little less sweet, and with a lot more tang, this version is bound to replace whatever bottle you have in your fridge.