Meet Joanne Weir for Book Launch at Chez Panisse + Discussion with Gary Danko at Commonwealth Club

Joanne Weir Kitchen GypsyBoth a valuable kitchen resource and an inspiring armchair read, Kitchen Gypsy pairs 100 delicious recipes with Weir’s colorful stories, featuring anecdotes from her extensive travels through Italy, France, Morocco, and more, as well as memories from the first days of California cuisine. With a very special introduction by Alice Waters, Kitchen Gypsy offers an intimate look at the shaping of this celebrated chef, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, international cooking teacher, award-winning PBS-TV host and producer, and owner of Copita Tequileria y Comida, a modern Mexican restaurant in Sausalito, CA.

To celebrate the launch of Kitchen Gypsy, we invite you to join us at two upcoming Bay Area events:

When: Thursday, November 19, 4-6pm
Where: Chez Panisse Café (1517 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709)
What: Joanne Weir will sign books while guests enjoy wine and bites provided by Chez Panisse Café. Weir will also share stories from her days cooking with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse. Following the book signing, the café menu will feature dishes inspired by the book. Guests are encouraged to make reservations in advance.
RSVP: Space is limited! Please RSVP to join the book signing event which is FREE and open to the public. Reservations for dinner can be made by calling Chez Panisse at (510) 548-5525
When: Thursday, December 3, 6:30pm
Where: Lafayette Library (3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549)
What: Join these two powerhouse chefs as Weir takes a trip down culinary memory lane, sharing stories from her days cooking with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, traveling and teaching throughout Europe, and becoming the California chef she is today.
Tickets: Both premium and general admission tickets are available through