Culinary & Wine, Lectures

Romney Steele: Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard

When: Fri., July 15, 7:30 p.m. 2011

Need a reason to steal plums from your neighbor's tree? Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories From the Orchard goes from course to plummy course, Kumquat Couscous Salad with Fried Haloumi Cheese to Plum Soup with Basil Ice Cream, augmented by memories of a year spent living in a Big Sur orchard. All are courtesy of Romney Steele, pastry chef, restauranteur, and granddaughter of the founders of that region's most famous restaurant, Nepenthe. Best part? Free sample of plum jam with each book purchase when Steele appears on Friday, July 15, at Mrs. Dalloway's (2904 College Ave., Berkeley). 7:30 p.m., free. 510-704-8222 or MrsDalloways.com

Stefanie Kalem

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