powerHouse Arena (37 Main St., Brooklyn)
Free, RSVP requested: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com
James Peterson discusses and signs this revised version of his acclaimed cookbook, which features new recipes and 500 full-color photos, with famed baker Nick Malgieri.
James Peterson’s cookbooks have amassed a staggering seven James Beard Awards and two IACP culinary awards. Many of his fifteen cookbooks have been used as texts at some of the most prestigious culinary schools in the U.S. Fourteen years ago, Peterson’s Vegetables was published, winning a James Beard Award and selling more than 100,000 copies. Peterson has substantially revised Vegetables, adding 50 new recipes, 30 more vegetable entries, and a new section devoted to herbs. Most importantly, Peterson has expanded our understanding of buying, preparing, and serving vegetables through the lens of his camera. The first edition featured several inserts of color photos. The new Vegetables features 500 illustrative, full-color photographs, making it the equivalent of an over-the-shoulder master class on the subject.