J. Kenji López-Alt

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is On Sale Now!

J. Kenji López-Alt is the Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats, author of the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab, and a columnist for Cooking Light. He lives in San Francisco. A New York native, Kenji cut his cooking chops the old-fashioned way by working his way up through the ranks of some of Boston's finest restaurants. With an education in science and engineering and as a former Senior Editor at Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen, Kenji is fascinated by the ways in which understanding the science of every day cooking can help improve even simple foods. His first book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science will be released this September, followed by a second volume in September of 2017.

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San Francisco: Signing and Sandwiches at Pal's Takeaway

  • Pal's Takeaway 2751 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

My favorite sandwich spot in the world, Pal's Takeaway, is going to be shutting down its original location in the Mission! Come by for its final day in its current incarnation. Have a sandwich, and pick up a personalized signed copy of the book while you're here. Or just stop by to say hello and goodbye!

- No reservations necessary, open to the public. Signed books available for purchase, sandwiches available for purchase