Book Celebration

for This Immeasurable Place

- San Francisco , California
December 14 to 14, 2018

I can't think of a better place to wrap up our Bay Area book tour than at the sublime Living Green Design space in San Francisco, surrounded by lush plants, tropical flowers, and beautiful Buddhas--while sipping a festive adult beverage, or three. Come raise a glass (or three) with us!

My beautiful superstar sisters Blake Spalding and Jen Castle of Hell's Backbone Grill and I will be celebrating (and signing) our newest book, and serving up some bites and festive libations.

We'll have copies on hand of both This Immeasurable Place, our newest narrative cookbook, and With a Measure of Grace, our first book, which we just redesigned and updated! Both are filled with delicious recipes, stunning photos, and stories about the land and the restaurant community. The books also tell the full story of how Blake and Jen, two-time James Beard Award semi-finalists, came to own an incredible Buddhist-based, farm-to-table restaurant in a tiny, remote town in southern Utah.

If you haven't seen it yet, Blake and Jen and their mission to save the Grand Staircase were the subject of this amazing twelve-page feature in The New Yorker last month! (My name is in there, too. You'll find it around paragraph 33. It was a big moment for me.)

We hope to see you at the party!

p.s. I feel I would be remiss to add that these books, signed and personalized, make exceptionally terrific holiday gifts. I'll bet you didn't see that coming. But don't just take it from me. Here's what some very awesome people are saying:


"Blake Spalding and Jen Castle are alchemists, truly changing the world through their hands, their hearts, their farm, their food. In community, everything is possible. Theirs is a leadership of love." -- Terry Tempest Williams, author of The Hour of Land.


"... Filled with remarkable recipes and essays, it breathed life back into my radical, sometimes flagging hope for humanity, and is as inspiring as it is mouthwatering. We need this book now more than ever." -- Elissa Altman, author of Poor Man's Feast


"The wisdom found in the pages of this beautiful and surprising book is immeasurable. It's wisdom from the edge, from one of the most glorious hidden kitchens there is. The story of Blake and Jen, true kitchen sisters -- their cooking, friendship, and farming--is expansive and illuminating. Land, food, family, stewardship, and spirit all course through these tempting, gorgeous pages. A book that feeds us on so many levels." -- Davia Nelson, NPR's Kitchen Sisters


"As this book shows, horizon and history can't be separated from the majesty of what we grow and prepare. Among hallowed lands, creators Jen Castle and Blake Spalding channel a culinary spirituality, and through these beautiful pages, the warmth and love abiding at Hell's Backbone Grill." --Jacki Lyden, author of Daughter of The Queen of Sheba and former NPR hostWe'll be celebrating our new book (and signing and selling it, of course)

Living Green Design, 1485 Custer Avenue, San Francisco , California

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never.” –Soren Kierkegaard