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Rosa Jackson Author Talk • Niçoise: Market-Inspired Cooking from France's Sunniest City

Saturday April 18 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.


Rosa Jackson has run her cooking school Les Petits Farcis in Nice, France, for over twenty years. A former Paris restaurant critic, she has written about French food for international publications, including the Financial Times and Food & Wine, and also runs the Paris food tour company Edible Paris. 

Kate Leahy has written or collaborated on more than a dozen books on food and wine, including Italian Wine, Wine Style, Lavash, and Burma Superstar. Her first book, A16 Food + Wine, won the IACP best book of the year and the Julia Child first book award. She lives in San Francisco and co-hosts the podcast Everything Cookbooks. You can find her at 

Niçoise— At the foot of the French Alps, on the Mediterranean coastline, the city of Nice is sun-drenched, bursting with color, and replete with vibrant, full-flavored food. In Niçoise, Rosa Jackson, founder of the popular cooking school Les Petits Farcis and a resident of the city since 2004, invites home cooks to discover much more than salade Niçoise and ratatouille.

With its reliance on olive oil, fresh produce, fish, whole grains, and chickpeas, the Italian-influenced Niçoise cuisine includes panisses (chickpea fries), daube (orange-scented beef stew), and a sweet Swiss chard pie. Encouraging readers to follow the seasons, Jackson structures her delicious and easy-to-master dishes around the freshest ingredients and celebrates casual street food like the tuna, egg, and vegetable sandwich known as pan bagnat. Beautiful photography, visits to local shops and restaurants, and conversations with the mamies who keep traditions alive further transport readers to the hidden corners of this tourist mecca.