For the second year running, Vitaly Paley's Imperial will host a holiday cookbook social featuring the area's most acclaimed culinary authors. Over twenty local author-chefs, including the minds behind Toro Bravo, Le Pigeon, and The Paley's Place Cookbook, will be on hand to discuss their work and sign copies for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Imperial's Bar Manager Brandon Wise will be serving up cocktails, and several of the authors will prepare complimentary bites. 

The free event will take place in the Hotel Lucia's Monterosa Room on Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 3 pm. Here's who will be there, autograph pen in hand:

  • Anya Von BremzenMastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
  • Karen BrooksThe Mighty Gastropolis: A Journey Through the Center of America’s New Food Revolution 
  • Lucy Burningham and Ellee ThalheimerHop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene
  • Katherine ColeComplete Wine Selector: How to Choose the Right Wine Every Time, Voodoo Vintners: Oregon’s Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
  • Lynne CurryPure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut
  • Sasha DaviesThe Cheesemaker’s Apprentice: An Insider’s Guide to the Art of Cheesemaking, Taught by the Masters
  • Andy and Lauren FortgangLe Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird
  • Ashley GartlandDishing up Oregon: 145 Recipes That Celebrate Farm-to-Table Flavors
  • John Gorham and Liz CrainToro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull. 
  • Janie HiblerThe Berry Bible, Dungeness Crabs, Blackberry Cobbler, Wild About Game
  • Martha Holmberg, Modern Sauces, Crepes
  • Ellen JacksonThe Chefs Collaborative Cookbook, The Grand Central Baking Book
  • Ivy ManningCrackers & Dips, The Adaptable Feast
  • Diane MorganRoots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes, Skinny Dips, The Christmas Table, Gifts Cooks Love 
  • Hanna NeuschwanderLeft Coast Roast
  • Vitaly PaleyThe Paley’s Place Cookbook
  • Tami ParrPacific Northwest Cheese: A History, Artisan Cheese of the Pacific Northwest
  • Laura Byrne RussellThe Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen 
  • Jen Stevenson100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces
  • Kim SuneeTrail of Crumbs
  • Laurie Wolf, Portland, Oregon’s Chef’s Table, Candy 1 to 20
  • Nick ZukinThe Artisan Jewish Deli at Home
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