2015 One City One Book

Yes, Chef The 2015 One City One Book selection was “Yes, Chef : A Memoir” by Marcus Samuelsson with Veronica Chambers. The book is Samuelsson’s “love letter to food and family in all its manifestations”.  In it he recalls growing up as an adopted Ethiopian child in a Swedish family and recounts his journey to worldwide acclaim at the forefront of the New York culinary scene. It was a 2012 New York Times bestseller and one of many books written by the world-renowned, award-winning chef.

2015 One City One Book Free Events

~ Good Grief Cooking
Thur, September 10, 6:30 pm

~ Chefs Panel: Community, Culture & Cuisine
Mon, September 21, 7:00 pm
Walnut Creek Yacht Club Executive Chef & Co-owner Kevin Weinberg, Kanishka’s Gastropub Executive Chef & Owner Paramita Roy,  54 Mint Chef & Owner Claudio Ricciolini and moderator Jackie Burrell, editor of Bay Area News Group’s “Eat, Drink, Play.”

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~ Letters to Your Future: Sure-fire Tips & Techniques for Writing Your Memoirs
Sat, September 26, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

~ Where’s the Tri-Tip?
Wed, September 30, 7:00 pm>

~ “Yes, Chef” Book Discussion with Dessert & Savories Potluck 
Wed, October 7, 6:30 pm

OCOB logo crop hi resOne City One Book is a “citywide book club” that encourages the community to read the selection and participate in a series of events that celebrate the book. The annual choice is announced in the summer and community events are planned for the fall giving the community time to read and enjoy the book. Now in its tenth year, One City One Book is presented by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation and Contra Costa County Library.

Check back next summer for the 2016 One City One Book selection and programs!

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:




Click HERE to learn about One City One Book programs at other Contra Costa County libraries.

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