Talk about a signature event: On Monday, December 1, Tom Douglas is hosting his third annual “Ultimate Holiday Cookbook Social” at the Palace Ballroom. From 4 to 7 p.m. he’ll join an impressive list of chefs and cookbook authors who’ll be selling — and signing — their books. Twenty bucks buys one glass of wine and a whole lot of “tastes” from Tom and his friends, who will each showcase a recipe for your noshing pleasure (they’ll have a cash bar if you need another nip). Tickets (call 206-448-2001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) are non-refundable and with a group of authors like the ones listed below, it’ll no doubt be standing room only. Here’s who you’ll be rubbing shoulders with:
Fran Bigelow (Pure Chocolate), Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis-Hearne (Cast Iron Skillet and Dutch Oven Cookbooks), Vitaly and Kimberly Paley (Paley’s Place Cookbook), Leslie Mackie (Macrina Bakery & Cafe Cookbook), Barry “CB” Martin (Everybody Grills), Lora Lea Misterly and Shannon Borg (Chefs on the Farm Recipes and Inspiration from the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts), Cynthia Nims (Stone Fruit, Salmon, Crab), Vickram Vij (Vij’s: Elegant & Inspired Indian Cuisine), Barbara-Jo Mcintosh (Great Chefs Cook at Barbara-Jo’s) Robin Shannon (Seattle’s Historic Restaurants) Greg Atkinson (Entertaining in the Northwest Style, West Coast Cooking), Kathleen Flinn (The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry) Thierry Rautureau (Rover’s Recipes from Seattle’s Chef in the Hat) and Tom Douglas (Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen, Tom’s Big Dinners, I Love Crab Cakes!).