Two NYC food world folks are coming west for book events. The first is Seamus Mullen, chef at critically beloved Spanish spot Tertulia, and author of the new book Hero Food: How Cooking With Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better. The thrust of the book comes from Mullen's own diet, in which he emphasizes the eighteen key ingredients that he says have vastly improved his life after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
He'll also be doing a private event for the Bay Area Arthritis Foundation while he's here.
Next up, in March, Mark Russ Federman of New York's famed lox and caviar purveyor Russ & Daughters is coming for a brunch at the JCC on Sunday, March 10 at noon. Federman is the third-generation owner/proprietor of Russ & Daughters, and he just published a book called Russ & Daughters: The House That Herring Built. It's part cookbook, and part "rags-to-riches immigrant saga, a panoramic history of 20th-century New York, [and] a meditation on the creation and selling of gourmet food by a family that has mastered this art."
The event will be a New York-style brunch, featuring bagels and Russ & Daughters’ celebrated smoked and cured fish, as well as a book signing. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased here.