Chef Deborah Madison's memoir available at San Mateo County Libraries

Promotional copies of Chef Deborah Madison’s memoir offered at San Mateo County libraries

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Today through Wednesday, all San Mateo County Libraries will be giving away promotional copies of An Onion in My Pocket: My Life With Vegetables (while supplies last), the memoir by renowned chef Deborah Madison, known in part for her groundbreaking work as the chef/founder at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco.

And if supplies of the memoir run out, library patrons can always place the book on hold, or check out Madison’s cookbooks, leading up to a live online event with the author set for Tuesday, Aug. 10. At 6:30 p.m. that evening, Madison will discuss her book and those who tune in will have a chance to ask questions. To register for the event, go here.

You can also purchase a signed copy An Onion in My Pocket through our Foundation for San Mateo County Libraries.

“Deborah Madison’s beloved cookbooks changed ‘vegetarian’ from a negative word into a mainstream way of eating,” according to San Mateo County Libraries. “‘An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables‘ follows Madison’s fascinating life story from her childhood in Northern California, to almost 20 years as an ordained Buddhist priest, to working in the kitchen at Chez Panisse. From the birth of food TV to the age of green markets everywhere. An Onion in My Pocket is Madison’s deeply personal look at the rise of vegetable-forward cooking and a manifesto for how to eat well.”

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