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Win Lidia Bastianich’s newest cookbook, pasta, AND sauce from Fairway Stamford

9 Dec

Want to win a jar of Lidia Bastianich’s sauce, a box of pasta, and her brand new cookbook Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking:  150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master?  Well, of course you do!  Two lucky winners will win all three of those from Fairway Market in Stamford.  All you need to do is tell us (by commenting here) what your favorite simple, easy to handle Italian dish is your go-to for meal time.  The contest starts now and goes until midnight of Thursday, 12/12.  Then, on Friday, 12/13, we’ll announce the winners on here and contact them by e-mail.  Then the two lucky winners just need to head down to Fairway Market Stamford’s customer service center and pick up their sauce, pasta, and cookbook.  You can pick up your winnings any time after Saturday, 12/14, but the ideal time would be on Saturday, 12/14.

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Lidia Bastianich Book Signing + Product Tasting @ Fairway in Stamford

5 Dec

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking

Lidia Bastianich will be spending some time in Stamford on Saturday, 12/14 at Fairway Market.  From 1-3 pm you can meet her at the store and she’ll sign your copies of her brand new book, Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking:  150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master.  This brand new cookbook is her 8th and highlights tips and tricks to prepare beautiful and simple recipes that go with the seasons.  And, something else that’s exciting about Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking is that she co-wrote it with her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali.  That’s Lidia for ya:  keeping it in the family.  While there, you’ll be able to try out and buy some of Lidia’s pastas and sauces, too, with demos and tastings.

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Patricia Wells, Debra Ponzek, Michele Stuart, and Marina Marchese at Darien and Stamford Libraries for Talks, Signings, and Tastings

16 Oct

There’s nothing quite as fulfilling as following a recipe and then killing it.  Yeah, you feel like you’re at the top of your game and that you could even be told by Joe Bastianich, Graham Elliot, and Gordon Ramsay that your dish is restaurant quality.  And, you have to admit, it’s even better when your dinner guests nod and moan in approval as they taste what you’ve worked so hard on.

So, if you’d like to learn some more about cooking, putting together recipes, the life of a cookbook author, and get some delicious tastes of food along the way, we have two great events coming up at the Darien and Stamford libraries for you.

Darien Library

Patricia Wells (THE Patricia Wells), author of The French Kitchen Cookbook:  Recipes and Lesson from Paris and Provence will be talking about her latest cookbook.  She has won the James Beard Award for both cookbooks, The Provence CookbookPatricia Wells at Home in Provence, and Simply French.  Wells has also been honored by France for her commitment to French culture and cuisine.  In addition to the talk and signing, Darien Library staff members will be cooking and baking recipes from Patricia’s book that will be a part of the fun (and food) filled night.  This all goes down at the Darien Library starting at 7 pm on 10/23.  Patricia’s appearance is funded by the people at Barrett Bookstore who will be on hand with books for purchase.    If you can’t find a spot at the library, park at Thorndal Circle.

Darien Library
1441 Post Road
Darien, CT

Stamford Library

 After you visited The Darien Library, you’ll definitely want to head out to The Ferguson Library in Stamford.  On November 6, starting at 6:30 pm, they will have three celebrated cookbook authors on hand with tastings from the brand new Boca and California Pizza Kitchen.  Tickets are $15 and that includes a wine and cheese reception that starts at 6.

First up is Debra Ponzek, who is co-owner of Aux Delices.  She was placed in the list of “Ten Best New American Chefs” by Food & Wine Magazine and has authored French Food American Accent, The Summer House Cookbook, The Family Kitchen, and The  Dinnertime Survival Cookbook.  Also, Michele Stuart the owner and awesome pastry chef of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk and Westport will be there.  She’ll be talking about and sharing her brand new book Perfect Pies & More, a follow up to her wildly popular Perfect Pies.  And, last but certainly not least, is Marina Marchese who we have written about before many times.  Marina is the founder of Red Bee ® Artisanal Honey, some of the best honey that we’ve ever tasted.  She has written Honeybee Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper and has recently co-authored The Honey Connoisseur with Kim Flottum of Bee Culture Magazine.  

All three of these lovely ladies will be there at The Ferguson Library.  Again, the fun begins at 6 and the talks begin at 6:30 with book sales and signings right after.  Proceeds from this event will help fund The Ferguson Library and all the amazing work that they do throughout the year.

The Ferguson Library
One Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT
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