Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Authors Appearing

One of the fun things about living in a big city is having the opportunity to see famous people in the flesh. Now for some, this excitement surrounds actors and directors shooting movies; others stand in line for hours for concerts and broadway show tickets. But Brian and I? We get excited when authors make appearances!

Last night, one such author, who I have followed for two or three years on her blog Orangette, made an appearance at a local bookstore. I couldn't have been happier!

I arrived fifteen minutes early and got one of the last seats in the house. Looking around, I had to laugh - even America's Test Kitchen staff come out to hear Molly Wizenberg!

She started off talking about what draws her to food - not just the taste or the creative aspect, but the memories that are made through the acts of preparing and eating. Then, after reading a chapter from the book, she humored us by answering questions.

I worked up the courage to ask her if she had a bread cookbook she could recommend. She gave me two: Local Breads and The Bread Baker's Apprentice.

How handy! My birthday is this weekend! And I even provided links!


Marianne Elixir said...

I was so excited to see your blog bold in my reader, and equally delighted with your last line. Hope you are well and headed into a lovely birthday weekend.

Robby said...

I'm glad you're back!

Sarah said...

Wasn't she just adorable? So glad you got to see her :)