Words to devour


Local chef, writer and culinary consultant (and, full disclosure, former Food Stuff columnist and current SN&R freelancer) Ann Martin Rolke has planned a new series of culinary events called Tasty Books. The series plans to host quarterly gatherings that pair cookbooks with prix fixe dinners, plus other lectures and tastings throughout the year. It debuts on Wednesday, February 27, at Mulvaney’s Building & Loan (1215 19th Street) with a dinner and book signing by Cheryl Sternman Rule. Her book Ripe, released in 2012, categorizes fruits and vegetables by color and provides recipes, essays, and photographs for each section. Chef Patrick Mulvaney will prepare a prix fixe meal for the occasion. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., costs $60 for one or $100 for two, and each of these ticket options comes with a signed copy of Ripe. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m. and will feature passed appetizers and an open cash bar—or you can BYOB. For more information, visit http://tastybooks.eventbrite.com.