So during fava bean fest, J and I were following west Coast rebecca to her house and went through Noe Valley (a particularly picturesque and residential part of SF). Along the way, we saw a sign for Omnivore Books. I had to physically stifle the urge to stop the car and pull over. A bookstore for cookbooks!
A few weeks later our friend L came for a visit from DC and as we were planning our day, L said she wanted to go somewhere to find an obscure cookbook. That was enough reason to head into SF and find Omnivore Books. And what a find it was! There were all manner of food books, new and used. There were cookbooks, memoirs, cheese guides, and guides to butchering. The only thing you won’t find – Food Network books (except for Barefoot Contessa).
I’m glad this place is in SF because I would be there all the time. The owner is crazy nice and really helpful. She took us around and talked to us about the history of the space – it was a former butcher shop (complete with huge scale).
On top of that, this place is what I want my kitchen to look like – warm, sunny and filled wiht light. Check it. That is EXACTLY the color I want our kitchen to be.