A little over a week ago, I was fortunate enough to do a book signing at Omnivore Books On Food in San Francisco. Since I’m from northern California, I was pretty excited to be doing an event so close to where I grew up.
Omnivore is an adorable little book shop, filled only with cookbooks. Sounds like a dream, right? Originally this shop, when the building was first built, before it was ever a bookstore, it was a butcher shop. The irony of my doing a talk about veganism in a former butcher shop did not escape me.
that door behind me, to my right, was the old freezer
The event went really, really well. There was a great turn-out and some of the people there weren’t even my friends or family which was exciting. People asked great questions during the Q&A period and it felt really good to be talking to people about going vegan (even though I was bat-shit crazy nervous before I got to the store).
My family came which meant a lot to me because I know veganism and vegan cooking is not really their thing. They came to support me and it really meant the world to me.
me and Ava, my cousin-niece (Seriously, isn’t she the friggin’ cutest?!!!)
my gorgeous cousin, Sarah, and I
I had some friends in San Francisco who came and some friends who came up from San Jose (even one of my former personal training clients!). Again, I felt so fortunate to have such an incredible group of people who support and encourage me. I love these guys!
Anne, Katie, Tracy, and me
my friend, Robert, should be in this pic, but alas, he’s behind the camera
Thank you so much to Omnivore Books On Food for having me- you have a beautiful shop and it was an honor to speak there. Thank you so much to everyone who came out (friends, family, and you lovely people I hadn’t met before) to listen to me talk. I can’t tell you how much it warmed my heart. I was giddy the entire rest of the day.
Also, thank you to my friends and family for taking all of these pictures and sharing them with me!