In less than 48 hours, we will be on an airplane to Denver.
Lu has been walking around the house saying “Airplane! Airplane!” Danny has been grinning wide and tearing up at times.
You see, Colorado is Danny’s home. Here is too, of course, and we’re going to be living in this place for the rest of our lives. But Colorado is where Danny learned to ski and pull pranks, make friends, and become a person. Colorado is where he first learned he wanted to cook food and where he became a chef.
And now he is returning home as a cookbook author, with his wife and daughter.
There are no words to say how excited we are to see some of you there soon.
Come on out and help us celebrate the good life, gluten-free.
Irvin Lin’s fig and mascarpone tart, gluten-free (recipe here)
We will be in Denver doing public events on Monday, November 15th and Tuesday, November 16th.
Monday, November 15th
The good folks at Udi’s Gluten-Free have helped us to plan this tour. They are also helping to sponsors. We love you, Udi’s Gluten-Free!
On Monday evening, we are having a giant celebration of the book and the good life, gluten-free, at Udi’s Stapleton restaurant, from 6:30 to 8:30. We’re having tapas-style food, music, wine and gluten-free beer for purchase, and a cooking demo from Danny. It’s going to be a GREAT party.
I’m both sad and happy to say that this event sold out 2 hours after it was announced. The wait list is long, as well, but you never know. If this is the only night you can come to see us, send an email to @glutenfree@udisfood.
Tuesday, November 16th
I’m very much honored to say that we will be doing a reading/signing for our cookbook at the Tattered Cover (the Colfax store). This is one of my favorite bookstores in the world and we think you’ll love it too.
The reading is at 7:30, free and open to all. I’ll be reading some essays. Danny might read out some recipes (“1/4 teaspoon fresh fine-chopped rosemary”). We’ll both be talking about food and love and how to live gluten-free, joyfully. Let’s have a conversation and some laughter together.
gluten-free cream puffs from Zest Bakery(people, if you can, buy these!)
We’ll be in Breckenridge and its surrounding towns on November 17th and 18th.
Wednesday, November 17th
We are happy to be doing a signing at the Borders bookstore in Dillon, just outside of Breckenridge. We’ll be there from 4 to 5 pm, signing books and answering questions. Come on by!
Thursday, November 18th
This might be the event that means the most to Danny, for nostalgic, home-town reasons.
Mi Casa restaurant in Breckenridge is hosting a big party in our honor, from 5 to 8 pm.
Look at this food you could be eating:
beef loin tostadas with chile arbol chimichurri
chile glazed shrimp tostadas with black bean puree
pork pibil tostadas with pickled red onions
lobster and shrimp ceviche
chipotle-lime marinated shrimp
plus a complimentary margarita (or wine or gluten-free beer)
All this for $16.25.
Come on out and help us celebrate in Danny’s hometown.
the incredible Andrea of Superhero Designs, who showed up with yes written on her wrist
It wouldn’t be right to come to Colorado and not have another gluten-free potluck and gathering. Our experiences in New York and San Francisco were so extraordinary the food, the people, the laughter, the new friendships that we want to do this again.
(By the way, all the photos you see from this post are from our time in San Francisco. Check out the links beneath each photo for recipes and more goodness.)
Saturday, November 20th at 1 pm
We’re having a potluck in Boulder and you are all invited.
Bring a dish of your favorite gluten-free food! (Please label it with all the ingredients inside, so people with other food allergies can eat safely as well.) If you can, bring some plates, forks, knives, and napkins. We’re having a party.
Thank you a hundred times to Laura Levy, from Laura’s Best Recipes. When we put out the call for help finding a spot for a potluck in Boulder, she spent the morning contacting possible places. Thanks to her, we have a gathering space.
First Congregational Church
1128 Pine Street, Boulder, CO 80302
We love any place that puts on the home page of its website: “Everyone is welcome here: believers and agnostics, conventional Christians and questioning skeptics, people of all sexual orientations, the despairing and the hopeful, those of all races and cultures, and those of all classes and abilities.”
What a wonderful space for our gathering.
The church has a large events room we can fit up to 160 people in there with a large kitchen. That means stoves and ovens for warming up your dishes, if you wish.
The church charges a small fee for renting the space and a cleaning deposit. So, if all of you who come feel like chipping in a dollar or two, we’d be grateful!
At both the potlucks we have held in New York and San Francisco, joy held the day. Everyone gathered was so happy to be in a room full of great folks and food. Those of you who are gluten-free, imagine the feeling to walk into a room with tables full of food, all of which you can eat.
Let’s celebrate together. Wear the word YES or IMAGINE on you somewhere, if you will.
And bring your copy of our cookbook!
We just can’t wait to meet you! I think Danny might burst in the next 2 days. Come on out and welcome him home.