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Gina von Esmarch’s Collection of 65 Delectable Recipes Accompanied By Mouth Watering Photos Is A Boutique Book Gaining Momentum

December 10, 2008 – San Francisco, CA — California native, Gina von Esmarch, today revealed the publication of her first boutique book, “Taste This!”– a cook book that makes a complimentary addition to the collection of both the novice and the experienced cook. A culinary sampling of recent family and urban recipes, ‘Taste This!’ is bursting with 65 recipes; each one is accompanied by a captivating color photo that visually brings the flavors to life.

Ingredient lists are kept relatively short, directions are easy to follow and items are not difficult to find in the store. Many recipes can be made in advance which allows the flavors to become enhanced so that when it comes time to visit with guests, whether they are family or friends, the focus can move from the kitchen to the dining room.

An everyday cook, Gina’s enthusiasm for entertaining and food put her on the short call down list of friends and family that wanted recipes or to discuss menu planning ideas based upon available seasonal ingredients or dietary preferences. She found herself sharing recipes, having a few friends over for cooking lessons and often times hosting dinner parties amongst friends. She grew up in a family that loved to cook — not only are the women in her family great cooks but the men are too. Slowly her friends prodded her to write a book that could be their guide to easy cooking with good flavors. The idea seemed liked a natural to her family and with a bit of encouragement she started working on it when her day job hit a bit of a lull last year.

“The goal of ‘Taste This!’ is simple: bring good food and good flavors back to the table,” explains Gina von Esmarch, author. “Whether you are a working parent or a career individual that wants to bring people together at the table, you will find ideas to inspire your inner cook.”

About the Author
Gina von Esmarch was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a fourth generation San Franciscan, who’s family has successfully run one of the City’s oldest fine dining restaurants at Fisherman’s Wharf – Alioto’s #8, founded in 1925. Gina now lives North of the Golden Gate Bridge with her husband, children and dog. In her free time she enjoys spending time around the table with her family and friends. When she is not working on her cook book she is a strategic advisor for the high-tech marketing and communications firm Voce Communications.

About the Book
Taste This!
Publication Date: November 2008
Paperback; $22.50; 112 pages; ISBN 978-1-60725-228-3
Order Online:
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To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax (253) 323-1069. Or to schedule an interview you may contact Ms. von Esmarch directly via email: or call 415-203-4660.

Special Events
Join Author Gina von Esmarch, for one of her public book signings of “Taste This!”

Copperfield’s Books
Saturday, Decebmer 13, 2008
1:30 – 3:30 PM

140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

Golden Gate Yacht Club
Sunday, December 14, 2008
4:00 – 6:00 PM

1 Yacht Road
San Francisco, CA 94123

Toyota Marin
Monday, December 15, 2008
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

445 E Francisco Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901

Gary Patrick Salon
Saturday, December 20, 2008
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

350 Main St Ste J
(between Abbie St & Angela St)
Pleasanton, CA 94566