*Book Signing: 11:00 A.M. book signing at Costco in San Diego, CA (Location: 12350 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92128 – Phone: 858-675-0248)
*Book Signing: 2:00 P.M. book signing at Williams Sonoma in Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA (Location: 7007 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108 – Phone: 619-295-0510)
In Melissa d’Arabian’s debut cookbook, Ten Dollar Dinners: 140 Recipes and Tips to Elevate Simple, Fresh Meals Any Night of the Week (Clarkson Potter/Publishers; $24.99; August 14, 2012), the Food Network star provides approachable recipes, smart saving strategies, and practical tips for satisfying meals – all within a larger context of eating well, being a responsible consumer, and spending with purpose. A wife and mother of four young daughters, and winner of The Next Food Network Star, Melissa makes good on her unwavering $10 promise of dinner for four. This ultimate guide to affordable and impressive home cooking will appeal to all readers – even those not on a budget – and leave them pleasantly surprised at just how elegant, plentiful, nutritious and downright delicious budget cooking can be. Read more.