Andrew Talks to Chefs

SPECIAL REPORT #21: Celia Sack (Omnivore Books) on Why We Cook at Times Like This

Episode Summary

Celia Sack, proprietor of San Francisco's beloved Omnivore Books, talks about doing business at this surreal time, and shares a few theories about why people are reading, cooking, eating and drinking what they are during the lockdown.

Episode Notes

Celia Sack owns and operates the beloved independent San Francisco culinary bookshop Omnivore Books. Though the store is closed to walk-in customers for the lockdown, it continues to sell books via mail order to passionate veteran clients and new customers alike; she and her team have even created a Quarantine Quenchers section on their website. 

Celia discusses how Omnivore has pivoted during the pandemic, the very touching commitment of her customers, and makes a few recommendations to chef-readers out in Podcast Land.

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