Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Smitten Kitchen -- The Book Signing

I have a huge number of food blogs on my Google Reader.  One of my favorites, though, and one that I've followed for years is Deb Perelman's Smitten Kitchen.  She's not a trained chef or anything, and the pictures she takes to go along with the recipes kind of make you want to forget about cooking and just look at the images.

A bookstore near here, Quail Ridge Books and Music, had a book signing for The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook a couple of weeks ago, and I got to go have my copy of the book signed.

She talked for about an hour, answering questions from the audience and talking about how she does her blog, some things about her family in New York, and how her cookbook came to fruition.

There was a huge turnout, but luckily, I was the 10th person or so back in line, so that wait wasn't too long.

I had it all figured out in my head the wonderful and witty things I was going to say when I got to the front, but of course, it didn't turn out like that.  I said something pat, she said something pat, and then I got a picture taken.

OK, so Deb and I didn't end up as besties and I didn't wow her with my tales of. . .whatever I might have wowed her with tales of, but it was a really great event.  Plus, I got my book signed, and got to see firsthand what happens when a blogger goes big.

This week's cookbook will be The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.  Stay tuned!

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