Monday, October 27, 2008

Winter Warm-up Wine Event- Sneak Peak

I'll be posting more information on this event- but get the scoop early now!

EAT & DRINK in the Northwest
Winter Warm-up Event

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Thid Place Books, 3rd EAT & DRINK Release! Nov. 6th


11/06/08 - Book Signing and Food & Wine Tasting at Third Place Books Location:

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA

Thursday November 6th from 5:30pm until 9:30pm at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.
Come on out to Third Place Books and surround yourself with some of life's best things! Food, Wine and Books! Mingle with Washington winemakers while sampling through select wine and recipe pairings as featured in book 3. The cost of the event is only $15, which includes all food & wine tastings and a copy of the new book! Various winemakers will be on hand to sign books and discuss their featured wines.

EAT& DRINK is a perfect complement to any Northwest kitchen and makes an excellent gift for wine lovers and foodies alike. Visit Third Place Books and pickup your copy of the new release November 6th. The tasting event is only $15.00, including a copy of the book. For more information go to

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Quick Shout Out to My Food Lover's Companion

If you don't already own Barron's Food Lover's Companion, do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy! Thanks to one of my editor's Jess, who let me borrow her Food Lover's Companion on numerous occasions, namely in assistance editing EAT & DRINK book 1 and 2, I now officially own my own copy! Long over due! How do you spell Cipollini onions? Want to know the vitamins in them too? It's all here. Also check out Wine Lover's Companion! You will be playing trivia with your guests at the table.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Week of Madness

For me, this week is similar to dead week or finals week in that it's going to be intense, frustrating and long not to mention me being sleep deprived and exhausted and above all- full. I'm talking about wrapping up Eat & Drink book 3. Last rounds of recipe testings, inclusion of edits from my editors, press releases and everyone else's recipe testing notes.**Huge Thanks to all who helped recipe test!!
On top of our deadlines to get this book to the printers. I'm teaching a wine and food pairing cooking class with Marcus on Thursday for Ameriprise at Sizzleworks, a cooking school in Bellevue. I'm looking forward to the end of this week, Halloween and picking out a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Holiday Inspired Food & Wine Pairing at Sizzleworks Cooking School

Monday, November 3rd from 6:30-8:30pm
Sizzleworks Cooking School in Bellevue has invited Marcus and I to take part in an educational evening of holiday inspired food & wine pairing . We are going to discuss holiday party planning and holiday wine and food pairing with selected appetizers and wine from the first three editions of EAT & DRINK In The Northwest.
The price of this event is $75 per person, which includes the brand new release of EAT & DRINK.
• Phyllo Cups With Fig Spread, Caramelized Pear, Gorgonzola And Arugula
• Roast Duck With Tomato Onion Jam On Shortbread
• Peppercorn Hanger Steak Crostini With Herb Butter
• Seared Albacore Tuna with the Eggplant, Sundried Tomato and Caper Pesto
• Cinnamon Chocolate Truffles

Location: Sizzleworks Cooking School
14111 NE 24th
Bellevue, WA 98007

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Too Many Irons in the Fire

Marcus and I are in the home stretch of book three and feeling the heat. Recipe testing up to 5 recipes in one night gets to be exhausting, not to mention expensive. Too much of a good thing, can be too much as they say and none could be more true than wine pairing. Besides working my normal 9-5 gig, wine book events and catering holiday parties, book 3 has been significantly more challenging than other books. Perhaps because we want it to be the very best it can, perhaps it's the other stresses in my life adding onto everything else or maybe it's because we have set our personal bars very high. I'm excited about book 3, the Fall and Winter EAT & DRINK in the Northwest. Cheers!

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