Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cocktail menu for a new book


Today, 66 Square Feet - A Delicious Life is officially released. If you pre-ordered it, it should be on its way to you, or in your possession.

Here's a peek at the cocktail menu I am planning for its launch party on Saturday at Book Court. Yes, you should come!


The pork belly (transformed into rillettes in this case, not served whole, as a roast) and the avocado cream are from the menus in the book. The black currant chutney is the result of my headscratching regarding what to do with all my gin-soaked currants, after straining the gin off, recently. The crunchy phyllo triangles are a celebration of things wild and green. And because I have to be nice to vegetarians!

The Rhus Hour (...get it?) is a sumac-based cocktail from the book.

(And for a chance to win a copy of 66 Square Feet - A Delicious Life, visit Gardenista and tell them about your favourite garden-to-table recipe)

18 comments:

  1. Got confirmation yesterday that Amazon has shipped. Shall pour myself a glass of good wine and pretend I am with you!

    Yes, shipped!!

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  2. I held off on ordering from Amazon so I can buy it Saturday at Book Court. Can't wait!

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  3. Me, too! Shipped! But I'll have a cool glass of Panna water. *smile*

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  4. I"ll be looking forward to reading your book later today in Seattle.

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  5. Congrats! The book fell into my hot hands today. The cocktail party is a guaranteed success!

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  6. Amazon has confirmed shipping and I shall celebrate with a nice Prosecco. Enjoy your well-earned party...wish I could be there!

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  7. I have it! And, it's beautiful. I'm going to take plenty of time with this one and enjoy it over and over.

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  8. I also got an email that my copy is on the way.

    What a nice treat for the end of the week.

    Look forward to reading it.

    Congratulations and enjoy the party~

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  9. I too pre-ordered - live in Hawaii, still waiting for it to arrive so that I can enjoy it while sitting in my garden deck. 1st time commenting-love everything about your site.

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  10. Congratulations!!

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  11. Congratulations! I love your blog, and I'm sure your book will be a wonderful success.

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  12. 'Officially released' How exciting! Congratulations :)

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  13. If the book is anything like your blog, it will be wonderful. My copy was shipped yesterday and should arrive by Friday! We're in rural upstate NY, so things happen more slowly here and we frequently experience sweet expectations.

    Nancy Mc

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  14. I've just realized what a wonderful Christmas gift your book is going to make!!

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  15. This book is so wonderful! I got it yesterday and stayed up late reading it. It's beautifully written and inspiring to read. A labor of love. Thank you for writing it!

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  16. Look forward to getting my copy--and then I'll sell it on e-bay for big bucks!! (Kidding.. It will go in the kitchen shelf where I keep my manly recipes, mostly grilling.)

    Loved reader Nancy Mc's revealing phrase, "sweet expectations." I had a fine professor who suggested that the emotion (skill?) which keeps us focused, energized and forward-looking is that we keenly anticipate the renewed experience of "pleasurable expectations." He gave the example of a chance encounter with an elegant lady in Paris, a rainy day, her flat, the gray, cool mist sifting though an open window, a mattress on the floor.. You get the idea.

    Anyway, it will also prove to be a sweet expectation realized when your book arrives at Wicomico Church, VA.

    (Is Estorbo fuming at all the attention coming your way?)

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