OCTOBER 1, 2017

My Rice Bowl Cookbook Dinner at RevelrY (PORTLAND, OR)

Come join Chef Rachel Yang and Jess Thomson’s cookbook release dinner for My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines.


Rachel will be cooking some recipes from the book as well as some off-the-cuff additions. There will be 7-8 sharable dishes served family style for each table. Signed cookbooks will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $45/person not including beverage or gratuity.

And pay attention. There will be a quiz.

OCTOBER 3, 2017


Rachel and Jess will be demoing a recipe from the book, answering your questions, and you can get your copy of the book (which is included in the ticket) signed. 


Please note that the authors will only sign copies of My Rice Bowl purchased at Book Larder.

OCTOBER 15, 2017

My Rice Bowl Cookbook Cooking class at revel (seattle, wa)

Join Chef Rachel and Jess Thomson for an intimate and interactive cooking class featuring recipes from My Rice Bowl.


Tickets include a signed copy of the book, complimentary cocktail and meal to enjoy at the end of the class. 


Space is limited and gives you the opportunity to learn from Chef Rachel in a on-one-one setting with expert instructions and tips. 

OCTOBER 2, 2017

book discussion: a year right here

book larder (seattle, wa)

Join Book Larder for their quarterly book discussion! This autumn, Carrie will lead our discussion on A Year Right Here from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Note: Jess will not be there.


Armed with "The Here List" and a Type-A personality, Seattle-based writer and cookbook author Jess Thomson sets out to spend a year exploring the food of the Pacific Northwest with her family. With touching, funny, sometimes devastating stories that we all can relate to, Jess pulls the reader in as she abandons "The Here List" and learns that letting go can be just as important as holding on.

Discussion is limited to 20 guests. If you purchase the book, the evening is free; otherwise it's $10. We'll have snacks and drinks tailored to the book as well. So get your book and come join the conversation!

OCTOBER 11, 2017

author talk and signing: A year right here

chamelion design (seattle, wa)

Join Jess Thomson for a night of reading, discussion, wine, tea, and nibbles at Camelion Design from 7 to 9 p.m. Come ready to shop, too--Camelion gives attendees a great discount!

upcoming events

OCTOBER 26, 2017

My Rice Bowl and modernist bread take on town hall (seattle, wa)

From the Town Hall website:


Modernist bread meets heritage rice for an evening Seattle foodies won’t want to miss! Town Hall presents a culinary double-header featuring food writer Jess Thomson, award-winning chef Rachel Yang, and scientist-turned-gastronome Nathan Myhrvold. Join us first for stories of a Korean immigrant who embraced her American identity through a fusion of Korean cooking—then stay for revelations in scientific breadmaking.

Photos by Clare Barboza, Abigail Cerquitella, and Charity Burggraaf

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