I wish that I had the time and energy to tell you all that has been happening around here lately. Some of it — so exciting! — I can’t tell you yet anyway. The rest of the links, dates, and stories I was going to tell you will have to wait until the morning.
(I can’t be the only one flummoxed by the time change. And why don’t toddlers read the memo that says they should go to bed easily in the new time?)
So let me just tell you this before I drop off to sleep.
On Tuesday night, I will be giving a talk at my alma mater, the University of Puget Sound. (My dad teaches there too. He’s going to be bursting with pride.) When I left that fine institution, with both a BA and MAT, I never expected to be asked back to speak about my career path and how to create a successful cookbook in this publishing climate.
I’ll probably cry, a bit.
If you are anywhere near Tacoma tomorrow (or today, if you are reading this now), would you consider coming out to say hi? We’ll be at Trimble Forum at 7:30. It’s free. Plus, there’s food!
Danny and I were both honored to be part of a podcast with David Leite. That David Leite. He’s amazing. We so enjoyed our time with him, and especially his kindness when we were horribly late — with a sleeping toddler in a stroller — when we couldn’t find the address of the studio in our email. (Thank goodness for the phone, right?) What David wrote about us made us blush.
If you don’t know Leite’s Culinaria, you need to start reading now.
Boulder. In one week, Danny and Lu and I will be in Colorado to celebrate the publication of our book. We have so many great events planned — a gluten-free tapas party at the Udi’s restaurant in Stapleton, a reading at the Tattered Cover, and a hometown celebration for Danny at Mi Casa in Breckenridge on the 18th. (Check out their Facebook page.)
We’ll be telling you the details of this soon.
However, we need your help for Boulder.
You see, we want to throw a giant potluck, like we did in New York and San Francisco. However, since it will be November in Colorado, we can’t just gather in a park.
Does anyone have an idea for where we could meet indoors? Or someone want to offer a home?
We cannot wait to meet you all.
Oh, and before I go to bed, I have to say this: you see that pumpkin pie up there?
Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s vegan. And it’s delicious.
You’ll have it soon.