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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

Harvest Table Luncheon and Demos to Benefit Local Soup Kitchen – Italian Center of Stamford

26 Oct

Debra Ponzek from Aux Delices of Greenwich will be guest speaker at the Harvest Table Luncheon. Photo from press release.

Update:  back on track!  Harvest Table is happening on 11/11 from 11 to 2:30 pm.  

Our crazy dog Maynard who is harassing us now to throw the ball to him.

Our cute kitties who leave piles of fur, day after day, throughout the house.

Our health.

The promise of new beginnings.

Fans that rock and that make our day, every day.

These are just some of the things that we’re thankful for.  See, there’s just something about the holidays that makes us reflect back on our lives, see what we have, then see how we can give back to those who don’t have.  It’s that spirit of giving that fuels New Covenant House of Hospitality, a vital soup kitchen and food provider that is able to feed residents of Lower Fairfield County.  In fact, they provided over 600,000 meals to residents just last year.  To help them continue their mission, they are throwing their Second Annual Harvest Table event on 11/3 from 11 am to 2:30 pm at the Italian Center of Stamford.

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