Soul Food Salon Event 11/10 and Spicebox Kitchen Book Giveaway!

I’m pleased to share that I will be presenting in a live (in person and virtual!) event sponsored by Soul Food Salon on 11/10 from 11-1 PST in Woodside, CA! This is a free event– please read more about it and register below! I hope to see you there! And to whet your appetites, Soul Food Salon and I will be giving away a signed copy of Spicebox Kitchen on Instagram. Contest runs from today 10/24-10/28. Full details on Instagram @spiceboxtravels and @soulfoodsalon. Good luck everyone!

Soul Food Salon is excited to host Cooking in the Spicebox Kitchen
Linda Shiue, MD, Chef
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
11–1pm PT
Woodside Village Church
3154 Woodside Road, Woodside
Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged.

Linda Shiue is a practicing physician, chef and founder of Thrive Kitchen at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, a popular vegetable-forward teaching kitchen to inspire people to cook for health. She believes that the best medicine is prevention. Her cooking classes showcase seasonal produce, lavishly flavored with spices and fresh herbs. Her food writing has been published widely and she has been interviewed frequently on television and in print.

After she took her first French cooking class at age seven, it took almost 40 more years before she finally went to culinary school at the San Francisco Cooking School. In between, she studied anthropology and medicine at Brown, with fieldwork in rural Sichuan, China, and in uber-urban Singapore, continued her medical training at the University of California, San Francisco, and learned about plant-based nutrition at Cornell University.

She has been known to play spin-the-globe to choose travel destinations. An enthusiastic eater, she inspires strangers to copy her order and restaurant chefs to send her a little something special.

In addition to practicing medicine and running Thrive Kitchen, she is the mother of two teenage daughters in San Francisco. Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable Forward Recipes is her first cookbook.

At the salon:
Learn about Linda Shiue’s journey to practicing culinary medicine and founding a teaching kitchen for patients and her approach to healthy cooking, which focuses on flavor first. You’ll learn about her debut cookbook, Spicebox Kitchen, which combines her training in medicine with her love of cooking and offers spice-filled recipes inspired by her travels. Dr. Shiue will be demonstrating a few recipes from Spicebox Kitchen.

Books Inc. will be selling Spicebox Kitchen at the salon.

We will be holding this salon both in person and virtually (fingers crossed that the technology will work!).

To attend in person, RSVP here. Space is limited to the first 40 responses.
Out of respect for everyone, the live session is limited to those who are fully vaccinated. Please bring your proof of vaccination to the salon. Thanks for understanding.

To attend the virtual (but still live!) session, register to attend here.

There will not be a fee to participate in this salon; however, we encourage those who attend to make a donation to support this year’s partner, Fresh Approach, with the launch of a Redwood City location for their Mobile Farmers’ Market. Help us bring healthy, affordable, locally grown produce to food-insecure households by making a one-time or recurring donation to Mobile Farmers’ Market.

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Buy your copy of Spicebox Kitchen wherever books are sold, including here.

Thank you for your interest and support!