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Cookbook author on hand at Solstice Cafe

During grass-fed beef dinner

A new cookbook promoting sustainable grass-fed beef recipes is getting attention in culinary circles,and the author is coming to the Columbia River Gorge this week.

Waucoma Bookstore in downtown Hood River is sponsoring the visit. Author Lynne Curry will demonstrate a recipe from her book Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut at the Gorge Grown Farmers' Market today, Thursday at 5 p.m.

Curry is also a featured guest at Solstice Wood Fire Cafe in Bingen on Friday night from 5 to 8 p.m. and the cafe is featuring special grass-fed beef menu.

At the Farmers' Market, Curry will show market shoppers how to prepare "Hamburger Steaks in Onion Cream Sauce" using local grass-fed beef from Jeffries Rancha

Curry writes in her new cookbook, Pure Beef, "Commonly known as Salisbury steak, this recipe dates from a time when a hamburger was considered a luxury item."

Solstice Wood Fire Cafe is offering a Friday night menu inspired by the cookbook. Curry will be on hand to answer any questions about grass-fed beef and sign copies of her book.Jefferies Ranch from Grass Valley is providing the beef.

Pure Beef is a friendly, expert guide for everyone looking to nourish themselves and their families with wholesome, well-raised beef. Based on Lynne's 10-year experience cooking grass-fed beef and living among the people who raise it, this book connects you to a joyful, practical and mindful way of eating meat.

Curry is a freelance writer, professional cook, mother and adventurer who can't stop thinking about food. She has published food articles in major newspapers, national magazines and websites and blogs at Rural Eating.


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