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Hubert Keller 

When: Sat., Dec. 8, 1:30 p.m. 2012
Price: free

Bay Area culinary star Hubert Keller, who brought us San Francisco restaurants Fleur de Lys and Burger Bar, and who is well known for Secrets of a Chef, his PBS cooking show, comes to the East Bay to talk about his new book, Souvenirs: Memories, Stories, and Recipes from My Life. Keller has plenty to reminisce on. Growing up in Alsace, France, he awoke each day to the intoxicating scents wafting from his father's patisserie, where Keller and his siblings often helped with the baking. From the time he decided he wanted to be a chef, Keller sought out and was trained and mentored by some of France's most talented chefs; he and his wife later relocated to San Francisco and opened Keller's first Bay Area spot, Fleur de Lys, in 1986. It quickly became known as on the nation's top restaurants, using California's fresh, sustainable ingredients to present classic French and Mediterranean cuisine. His appearance at The Pasta Shop (5655 College Ave., Oakland) on Saturday, Dec. 8, includes edible samples and tastings from the book. 1:30 p.m., free. 510-250-6005 or RockridgeMarketHall.com

— Alison Peters

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