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Friday, November 6, 2009

San Francisco Book Signing & Events

I’m currently in San Francisco (yay!) and this afternoon, I’ll be cooking live on View From the Bay which is also streamed live online. It’s on at 3-4pm and I think the cooking segment is on towards the end of the hour.



Then tonight I’ll be at Omnivore Books from 6pm-7pm with a quick talk, booksigning and jackpot giveaway from my tour sponsors, Scanpan, Chefs Catalog, Earthy and MacSpeech.


Oh, wait til you see the goodie bags…I think I have enough for each event that I’m doing here in SF.

cookbook tour goodie bags

Elise of Simply Recipes is spending the next 2 nights with me. Where is she gonna sleep?


Tomorrow (Saturday) I’ll be spending some time with the good people over at Foodbuzz and will be at the Metreon for book signing 2pm to 3:30pm.

Saturday night is a cooking class at Sur La Table in Union Square 6:30pm. We’ll be making this:




I Love L.A.

I’ve just come back from Los Angeles where the highlight of my trip was walking into a Barnes & Noble hand-in-hand with my Mom and showing her the Steamy Kitchen Cookbook on the shelf. I had the camera all ready to capture the moment, gave it to Dad and the moment he was JUST about to depress the trigger finger, the manager walked by and said no-no to cameras in the store. Party pooper.

cookbook-tour-la-009 copy

I also taught at Sur La Table in Los Angeles…my first class at my favorite splurge store. Not knowing what to expect, I arrived 2 hours prior to start of class ready to start prepping and working to get the class ready. When I arrived in the LA store, there was a kitchen staff of 4 already at work, prepping everything!

I wanna bring them home!


Wonderful class, fantastic food and lots of laughs.


What an amazing smile…


Got to hang with fun people like Jenny Kayano and Rachael of La Fuji Mama



Then there was this party that my very very favorite people in the world threw for me….but that’s for another post….


28 Responses to “San Francisco Book Signing & Events”

  1. ravenouscouple — 11/6/09 @ 12:52 pm

    Hope to see you at Foodbuzz!

  2. Emily H. — 11/6/09 @ 1:06 pm

    Wow! You’ve been super busy but it looks like you’re having so much fun. The food looks fabulous–wish I were close enough to sign up for that cooking class!

  3. Rae — 11/6/09 @ 1:11 pm

    Looks like you are very busy, my dear! Take time to drink lots of water… no time to get sick, huh?

  4. the domestic mama — 11/6/09 @ 1:31 pm

    I am having so much fun living vicariously through you! Booo on Barnes n Noble for no pic- UGH! Must have been a corporate thing. Ptoo! You have fun out there in the big wide world! Keep us posted on your adventures- they are the best! :)

  5. Cripes! Look at that shwag! And the SLT kitchen in LA looks exactly like the one here.

  6. SpecialEd — 11/6/09 @ 4:07 pm

    It’s obvious now where you got your good looks! :)

  7. Chris — 11/6/09 @ 5:30 pm

    Are you kidding? That manager was a dolt! He should have played it up, drawn a little attention and maybe some of the other customers would have made an impulse purchase of the SK book just because they found you were there. No book signing for that store, pbbbbbbttt! ;)

  8. rita — 11/6/09 @ 5:34 pm

    girl, and i thought, i am busy! have a great time. you and your mom look great!

  9. Sounds like so much fun.

    I made the garlic butter noodles. OH EMM GEE. They are freakin’ amazing. I ate the entire dish I made. I am a load.

  10. Lauren — 11/6/09 @ 8:25 pm

    So much fun!

  11. tigerfish — 11/6/09 @ 8:44 pm

    Bummer bummer! Did not know you are in SF this weekend. Miss you again!:(

  12. chef gui — 11/6/09 @ 10:27 pm

    glad to see all is good in steamykitchenland. how do you do it all? that’s what i want to know.

    talk soon, Jaden.

  13. Dani — 11/6/09 @ 10:31 pm

    So happy to see all of your success! I wish I lived in California and could go to one of your appearances. It’s especially sweet that you get to share these moments with family. Enjoy!

  14. Patti — 11/6/09 @ 11:32 pm

    Didn’t get a chance until now to tell you that I saw you on the Today Show and we great. I remembered some of my daily blogs I read semi-daily (lack of time, you understand) followed you. I looked you up and will be getting your cookbook tomorrow at B & N. Can’t wait to try your recipes, we love anything with an Asian flair at this house. Hot isn’t bad either. Looking forward to cooking those burgers. Stay safe while on the road.

  15. The Single Guy — 11/6/09 @ 11:38 pm

    Wuh? Did that manager know who you are?! Off with his head! ;-) Oh, your mom is so sweet and cute!

  16. Lisa P. — 11/7/09 @ 7:49 pm

    Also so photogenic, Jaden! I love the last photo. Congrats on the book!

  17. Rasa Malaysia — 11/7/09 @ 10:40 pm

    Two down, another city to conquer. Great to see you at the party! :)

  18. Hey Jaden,
    I looked for you at Foodbuzz book in hand and all but couldn’t find you? I am so sad you won’t get to sign my copy :-(

  19. Kiran — 11/9/09 @ 12:07 am

    Amazing photos! Are you coming to Orlando? Would love to have a chance to join your cooking classes :)

  20. Nate — 11/9/09 @ 1:55 am

    Do you think you could swing by Malaysia on your tour to conquer the food world?

  21. Argh! How did I end up being out of town when you were right here in my neighborhood??

  22. Jaded — 11/9/09 @ 3:47 pm

    It was really good to meet you on Friday :) I feel like such a shy goofus. I expected to meet you on Thursday at Omnivore Books and got the day wrong. Please disregard the look I had on Friday and me spilling some of that delicious pomegranate concoction all over the floor. I was a mess!

  23. Jaded — 11/9/09 @ 3:50 pm

    Oh yeah and thanks for the generous swag bags! My husband and I both felt so privileged to win the earthy.com gift certificate & dictating software :) I already bought some awesome stuff from earthy.com!

  24. Fuji Mama — 11/9/09 @ 5:54 pm

    You rocked that cooking class! Your mommy has every reason to be proud!

  25. Danica — 11/12/09 @ 7:16 pm

    I LOVE Spencer and Janelle from View From The Bay – aren’t they hilarious?! So bummed I missed you cooking in the kitchen – I would’ve totally taken off work to watch :)

  26. Dawn in CA — 11/13/09 @ 4:44 pm

    I can’t imagine why a bookstore manager would not let an author take pics with her book. What a dolt. You, however, are awesome. Wish I could have joined you for the SurLaTable class in SF!

  27. Dawn in CA — 11/13/09 @ 4:45 pm

    p.s. – got my domain, yay! Thanks for all your kind words and encouragement at BlogHerFood. :)

  28. Impromptu Diva — 11/18/09 @ 6:38 pm

    HI Jaden!

    I saw your cookbook at Barnes and Noble and I became an instant fan. I couldn’t put the cookbook down. As soon as I got home, I checked your website, and I’m loving it all the more!

    I started my food blog upon the proddings of my brother but beleve me i had so much hesitations… but after “knowing” you I got inspired. I’m so thrilled to find someone like you out there. I feel like I found a friend… in the (food)blogospher.
    I hope you don’t mind but I’m sharing my link here http://www.impromptudiva.com/.
    Again, congratulations, you are a star!

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