We are home from New York, exhausted and happy, our minds expanded and our biceps built from carrying Lu in her stroller up and down sets of subway steps.
I can’t write much now. Next week, I want to share it all more fully, when I have processed photos and find a way to put words to one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.
(Besides, I’m pretty punch drunk tired right now. Strange sentences could slip out soon. I’ll be pithy tonight.)
All I can say in this groggy state is that our 8 days in New York were filled with a specific joy the joy of meeting you. Whether it happened at a picnic in Central Park, or in a small stuffy classroom, or the farmers’ market on a sunny morning, Danny and I had the chance to shake your hands (or hug you) and hear your stories. We shared food and felt connected.
Seattle, we want to do the same with you.
Tomorrow, Saturday October 2nd, at noon, we will be at the Aurora Village Costco.
We are slap happy grinning that our book is being sold at the Costcos in Washington State. As you might have seen, cookbooks at Costco come in tall piles. If our book is in Costco, we might sell a bunch of copies, which might inspire good cooking in a lot of kitchens.
If our cookbook sells well at Costco in Washington State, it’s possible the company might take it national. The idea of that makes me a little faint.
So, if you are in this area, and you think you might buy our book, would you consider buying it at a Costco?
And if you are in this area, would you consider coming out to hear us read and sign books?
On Sunday October 3rd, from 3 to 5, we’re having a party at Danny’s restaurant on Vashon.
The owner of The Hardware Store, a wonderful woman named Melinda, believes in Danny and our cookbook. She’s throwing us a party and you are invited!
We are most excited about this island celebration.
You can read all the details here at Brown Paper Tickets, as well as purchase tickets in advance.
But here is the gist of it:
THE HARDWARE STORE
3 to 5 pm
5 tasty treats from the cookbook (including gluten-free focaccia)
a signature cocktail
a great party!
Tickets are $25 per person or $50 if you want a copy of the book (sold by Books by the Way).
You can buy tickets at the door. If you want to be sure to get in, buy your ticket at Brown Paper Tickets.
We hope to see you there.