Got my first advance copy in the mail of the Toro Bravo cookbook!
It’s real! I got my first advanced copy of Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull and I couldn’t be happier about it. Two and a half years in the making and it’s finally here! The launch date is October 15th but you can pre-order copies from Powell’s, McSweeney’s and Amazon now.
We’re going to seven cities so far for the book tour this fall — New York, D.C., Baltimore, San Francisco, Boise, Seattle and Eugene. Below are events that we’ve already slated in Portland and beyond including the book launch party on Wednesday, October 15th at Toro. I’ll keep updating with posts here as we add new events. If you’re interested in having us visit for a book event or any sort of media please contact McSweeney’s director of publicity Isaac Fitzgerald. You’ll like him. He’s really nice.
New York City James Beard House dinner + Toro Bravo cookbook preview
Essence of Spain: Tapas to Sherry
Thursday, Sept. 19th 7pm
$130 for members, $170 otherwise
Call 212.627.2308 to reserve a seat
Portland Powell’s City of Books reading and signing
Saturday, Sept. 21st 4pm
Portland Wordstock panel — On and Off the Menu: PDX Chefs
Sunday, October 6th noon
John Gorham, Liz Crain, Gabriel Rucker & Meredith Erickson for the Toro Bravo and Le Pigeon cookbooks
Moderated by Karen Brooks
Wordstock event description: “Two famed Portland chefs. Two books hot off the cutting board! What does it take to convert perfect food from restaurant plate to cookbook page. These panelists are shaken not stirred.”
Portland Farmers Market Cookbook Fest
PSU Farmers market
Sat., Oct. 12th, 9am-1pm
Portland Toro Bravo book launch party at Toro
Music. Food. Drinks. Books. Partaaay!
Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 5-10pm
San Francisco Omnivore Books on Food Toro Bravo dinner at Contigo + book signing
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd
Fixed price TBD
Brooklyn Powerhouse Arena book event
Tuesday, Nov. 19th
Mario Batali thinks you should PRE-ORDER THE BOOK!
Toro Bravo according to him:
“These guys make Portland one of the most exciting restaurant cities in the world today.” -Mario Batali
One of David L. Reamer's many amazing photographs in Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.
Back of the book with all of the fantastic blurbs from Mario Batali, Cheryl Strayed, Gus Van Sant, Carrie Brownstein, Paul Bertolli and Karen Brooks.
And the beautiful spine. Love!