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September 28th, 2009

Rice Pasta Couscous events

Tuesday November 3rd at 11:15 EST
Martha Stewart Living Radio
Sirus XM Satellite Radio Channel 112 / XM Channel 157

Friday November 6th from 6 to 7 pm
Everett, Washington: J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet.
I will be signing books and talking. Details here

Friday November 6th from 7 - 8:30 pm
Everett, Washington: J. Matheson Gifts, Kitchen and Gourmet.
Cooking class and talk. $29.50.
On the menu: The Countess’s Whiskey Risotto with Rosemary; Busiate with Trapani Pesto of Tomatoes, Garlic, and Almonds; and Sweet Couscous with Dates and Nuts
Details and registration here

Saturday November 7th at 7 pm.
Portland: Vino wine store in Sellwood
Come for a glass of wine… and a book!

Thursday November 12th from 6 to 7 pm
San Francisco: Omnivore Books
after, plan on heading to Incanto a few blocks away for a glass of wine and some nibbles (be prepared: well-known chef Chris Cosentino does amazing stuff with innards)

Saturday November 14th at 2 pm.
Seattle: Elliott Bay Book Co.
Go early for lunch as the cafe will be featuring a dish from the book.

Monday December 21rst at 7 pm
Paris: Shakespeare and Company Bookstore
I will be talking and reading selections from the book.

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September 14th, 2009

Rice Pasta Couscous review

The reviews for Rice Pasta Couscous are beginning to be published. This one was posted on the blog The Knack under seven cookbooks to savor this fall.

Rice Pasta Couscous: The Heart of the Mediterranean Kitchen by Jeff Koehler

Having co-hosted a food book club that takes place around the Mediterranean, I have really enjoying speaking about the cuisines of different cultures and am fascinated by how many of the same ingredients are used in each country.

Jeff Koehler is astoundingly knowledgeable in the different countries, regions and delicacies and gives thorough recipes for really interesting dishes that probably won’t show up in too many of the cookbooks on your shelf.

Having read hundreds and hundreds of cookbooks, I can honestly say I’ve never come across one such as this - heartfelt, rich with history and authentic dishes that you will honestly be able to prepare on your own with ingredients that are probably already in your pantry.

I can’t wait to make the Rice with Monkfish and Artichokes (Ebro Delta, Spain), The Countess’s Whiskey Risotto with Rosemary (Vercelli, Italy), Lentil Chorba (Algers, Algeria), Fresh Nettle Pasta (Malta), Kushary (Egypt), Lamb Couscous with Meatballs (Tunisia) and Braised Chicken Buried in Sweet Couscous (Tangier, Morocco).

Oh my. Just wait until I tell the bookclub about this one!

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September 4th, 2009

Featured author of the day on Cookstr.com

Today I am the featured cookbook author on Cookstr - check it out. Quite a few recipes of mine are posted here. Browse around. A great site with lots of top chefs and authors.

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