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The Road From Rhinbeck to Fox and Everything In Between

Tonight I drove home to Tulipwood in a thunderstorm. It rained so hard it was as if the earth just needed to let it all out. We all need to let it out sometimes. There was lightening too. Big thunderbolts flashing over the George Washington Bridge. Normally I dislike traffic, but tonight something was different. My dad got home from the hospital two days ago and when I walked into […]

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Sparkill Book Party

I’m not sure where to begin, but to put it quite simply, this is the story of “Camp Chaos.” It’s been a fun, whirlwind of a book tour so far, lots of plane rides and new faces, and public speaking, and sweaty palms, and good parties. And lots of book signing. I don’t have writers cramp yet. I’ve decided that I never will. But somewhere between the dewy air of […]

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Greta Garbo, Me & A Bottle of Whiskey

It all started when someone told me I sounded like Greta Garbo. I blamed it on the cotton fields of Arkansas where I’d spent the weekend, but I now think the cotton fields are innocent. Let me back track for a moment. I had a book shindig at Omnivore Books in San Francisco last night. My friends came in full form. They even brought backup. It was very nice of […]

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One Rockin’ Night

Last night was the evening of the century. Well, the evening of my century. My friends at Eventbrite threw a party called “An Evening with Food Heroes” to celebrate Bay area culinary artisans and to celebrate the release of my book. It was at Terroir, which is my new favorite place. It has so much charm, and a meaningful wine list with a story behind each wine. And it’s run […]

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Lake Village Book Party

Over the weekend I went to Lake Village, Arkansas for a book signing. It is home of Rhoda Adams, chapter thirteen. It is also home of Paul Michael Company and my friends Debbie and Paul Michael who hosted a book event for me at their wildly popular store. How popular you ask? This is the parking lot. There weren’t any spaces to park. We had to go behind the warehouse. […]

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Are You Ready? Am I?

Today is September 1st. In case you didn’t have it in big bold letters on your calendar. With gold star stickers. Like I do. September 1st is the day my book officially meanders into book stores everywhere. Just strolls right in and plops itself down. Preferably in a window, or at the very least on an upright book stand. Hopefully not in a cold dark corner. But one never knows […]

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Pieku

While I was in Seattle last week, one of my adventures was a pie making demonstration by Kate McDermott. You probably remember her from the other times I’ve mentioned pie. Like this time and this time. I also talk about it in Food Heroes… coming out tomorrow, ack! What my other pie experiences didn’t have, however, was a poet in residence. Yep, you heard me. This is Evan J. Peterson. […]

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An Evening With Food Heroes

I want to tell you about an event next week that you’ll love. It’s called “An Evening With Food Heroes.” I’ve been planning it with Eventbrite all Summer and the time is finally here. It’s a chance for you to meet some of the most delectable culinary artisans in the Bay Area, all in one place, on one night, in one cozy place called Terroir. And there will be wine […]

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It Was Stellar

I survived my very first book event tonight. Thanks to the generosity of Elliot Bay Books and their wonderful customers. And also thanks to Jon Rowley, who took photos for me when I asked him to, and talked when I asked him to, and demonstrated, and smiled and nodded and was generally very agreeable. And one other thing. Elliot Bay Books is the most beautiful store. It’s very lofty with […]

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Hey Seattle!

Hey Seattle! I’m here. Wandering around somewhere. Have I ever told you about my blind spot when it comes to directions? We need to talk about it soon. I get lost about once a day. You think I’m joking… Do you recognize those hands? Can you guess whose they are? Want to see them in person? Thursday at 5pm I’ll be at the Queen Anne Farmers market with Jon Rowley […]

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