First I received a lovely e-mail from Molly Yun, assistant to Chef Walter Staib of the fabulous City Tavern in Philadelphia thanking me for the copy of the book I sent to him and how it is always wonderful to hear from another food history enthusiast - he is loving the book. We will stay in touch as he would like to do something at City Tavern later this year - an evening or event of some sort. I so much admire all that he does to preserve American culinary history, and am honored to share this ideal with him.
On Wednesday the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg hosted me for a Book Signing. What an impressive place (the building was a former movie theater), and owners Eric and Catherine Papenfuse were so hospitable. We talked about a food-themed event for the fall - that would be great!
Then I headed over to PCN to film their PA Books program with Brian Lockman, who was a great interviewer and conversationalist. I was nervous but he put me at ease. The program airs on June 17 at 9.m.
When I got home my Spring Rutgers Magazine was in the mail - got a mention in the Alumni notes, and also saw an intriguing article about fellow Rutgers alum Chef Bill Yosses who is the White House Executive Pastry Chef: http://magazine.rutgers.edu/departments/spring-2012/the-arts/executive-sweets. He also shares an interest in culinary traditions and using fresh, wholesome ingredients, so I sent him a copy of the book as the topic is right up his alley.
Thursday I attended the meeting of a book club here in Yardley who read my book, thanks to my friend Maureen Petrosky's suggestion. Jennifer and Ryan Adams were the gracious hosts. The discussion was lively and so helpful to me. I was flattered and thrilled that they enjoyed it and brought up some really interesting points. Thanks again ladies!