I’m excited to finally say that my newest book PLUM GORGEOUS: RECIPES AND MEMORIES FROM THE ORCHARD, releases this week. I’m having a LAUNCH party at Mrs. Dalloway’s on College Ave. in Oakland, this Friday, July 15th and hope you will come. We’ll be serving wine and cheese and a few sweet and savory pleasures from the book. I’m giving a way a special gift with each book purchase, not to be missed.
If you can’t make Friday’s LAUNCH, my family and NEPENTHE restaurant is throwing a huge RELEASE party on the restaurant terrace the following day, Saturday, July 16th, along with food, wine and dancing into the night. Check out my new website under HAPPENINGS for a complete listing of the days events.
There are several favorite spots on my list of appearances, like Nathan & Co. on Piedmont Ave., Thursday July 21st, where I’m masquerading as resident artist at their second Piedmont Avenue Art Walk (food and drink will be served), and Omnivore Books in SF’s mission district on July 22nd, 6-7 pm. Look for my book at your favorite independent bookstores–both Books Inc. here in the East Bay and on the peninsula will carry PLUM GORGEOUS, as well as Book Passage in the SF Ferry Building, and at Readers’ Books in Napa who are hosting me in August .
Further afield, I have an event at the Carmel Bay Company on Sunday, July 24th–a perfect browsing spot for the afternoon and minutes from the beach–and at River House Books at noon in the Carmel Crossroads, on Monday July 25th. Come by for a talk about orchard life, Big Sur, food and the wonders of bringing all of these things together in book form. I’ll be at Tecolote Book Shop in Montecito on July 28th, and in August I’ll be in Hawaii–yes, the land of tropical orchards–where I have 2 events scheduled.
And finally, I’m putting together a Harvest Dinner in September at Grace Street Catering–not to be missed–so if you would like to know more or be put on the reservation list, be sure to give a shout out. Stay tuned also for a potential dinner at NEX restaurant here in Oakland–a fabulous little spot at the edge of downtown with an outdoor patio and great art vibes.
In the meantime, check out my FACEBOOK page to keep up with events and notices–where you’d learn that PLUM GORGEOUS is a top pick in MORE magazine for summer reading–and stay tuned for my new blog…up and running, just waiting for the slip of the pen.