Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Live and In Person: Jacqueline Mallorca at Draeger's in June

Great news in the mailbox supermarket flyers this week.

The author of my favorite cookbook -- The Wheat-Free Cook by Jacqueline Mallorca -- is coming to Draeger's Market in San Mateo on June 13, and I'm signed up for her class. Tah-Dah!

I've raved previously about this cookbook. Now I've got to whip up the recipes she'll be demonstrating, so I can concentrate on the subtle things she does that make a difference.

As I've noted before, every little detail in Mallorca's recipes is there for a reason, and one ignores them at one's peril. Having to make substitutions to avoid my husband's allergies to major food groups does not get me off the hook.

In other exciting news, Mallorca has a new book coming out this fall: Gluten-Free Italian: Over 150 Recipes without Wheat--from Crostini to Tiramisu (Paperback). Available for preorder on Amazon. Yum! My enthusiasm for cooking may be coming back.

More about the Draeger's classes here. If you've never seen a Draeger's Market, consider it a field trip for any serious foodie. Yes, there are plenty of high-end luxury items, and the average prices are slightly higher than Whole Paycheck. But there's excellent fresh produce at reasonable prices, a bakery with exquisite pastries, a vast deli section, superb meats, and, a Gluten-Free section. Our store also has housewares, cookbooks, wines, greeting cards, and a coffee bar.

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