Event with Jim Kempton

On Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 pm, Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome local author Jim Kempton to the store. Jim will be discussing his new book, First We Surf, Then We Eat.

Jim Kempton has spent his life traveling and surfing the world, along the way learning to cook the world's best beach-loving dishes. Now he's sharing his vividly colorful, richly flavorful, and vibrantly healthful collection of more than 90 recipes, along with stories of the best waves, markets, restaurants, adventures, and misadventures that he's experienced, from Australia to Hawaii, the Basque Country to Indonesia, California to Mexico. First We Surf, Then We Eat features a foreword by The Surfer's Journal publisher Steve Pezman, a preface by famed surfer/chef Raphael Lunetta, and photography by Bill Schildge, Jeff Divine, Tom Servais, and Art Brewer.

Publishers Weekly called the book “An expansive collection of recipes sourced from his travels on six continents — accompanied by stunning surf photography. Kempton’s the real deal when it comes to surfing, and he’s serious about his recipes as well. Kempton’s generous collection is sure to capture the imaginations of home cooks, be they surfers or travelers.”

About Jim Kempton:

Jim Kempton is a lifelong surfer, cook, and writer. He has been the editor and publisher of Surfer magazine; the director of Quiksilver’s Crossing Project, a boat that searched the world for the best surf breaks; the director of media for Billabong; and the owner of the former Margarita’s Village, an award-winning regional Mexican restaurant in San Clemente. Kempton has traveled to over 30 countries, surfing and collecting recipes. The San Clemente resident is currently president of the California Surf Museum, as well as a surf-industry consultant.

Event date: 

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
First We Surf, Then We Eat: Recipes from a Lifetime of Surf Travel Cover Image
By Jim Kempton, Steve Pezman (Foreword by), Raphael Lunetta (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781945551338
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Prospect Park Books - August 21st, 2018