As you’ve noticed, there hasn’t been as much activity here on the Tumblr as usual, so I’m going to begin to explain a bit of it. We’ve got a lot of changes going on over here. GOOD changes, so don’t worry about us going anywhere. However, this has left me less time to write witty blog posts several times. a week. Hell, I’m weeks behind deadline for my side job at Medium, there’s emails that are ages old that are buried in the depths of my inbox, and I haven’t put my laundry away in forever. I’M DOING THE BEST I CAN RIGHT NOW SO LAY OFF.
There’s going to be big changes on this site soon, too, which is why I haven’t been updating it. It has nothing to do with general incompetence. I may be out of clean socks, but by God, everything going on this site has been deliberate. You’ll see soon enough, so that explains that.
The next biggest event, as you all know by now, is that in two weeks our first book is coming out, and I’m in a whirlwind of event planning, marketing, mass-emailing, and stress eating (and drinking). We’ve planned parties. We’re booking hotel rooms and arranging child care. We’re making incredibly ridiculous promotional videos with Penguin’s money.
As for all the events we’ve planned…..here they are (so far)!
Thursday, October 17th: OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY!
Whisk, 933 Broadway (at 22nd Street), Manhattan
6pm - I pass out drunk
Friday, October 18th: BAY RIDGE RELEASE PARTY
This is for our friends, family, and fans who hate leaving our cozy little enclave of South Brooklyn to travel all the way to Manhattan. And also for the family members we want to keep far away from the press. Sorry, Dad.
Hom, 8806 Third Avenue, Brooklyn
7pm - My dad and I start fighting about the fact that I’m drunk
Saturday, October 19th: NYC WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL
Bobby Flay’s “Tacos and Tequila”
Pier 92 at 52nd Street and the West Side Highway, Manhattan
Tuesday, October 22nd: SIGNING AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
Barnes & Noble at Rutgers U
Gateway Transit Building 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Thursday, October 24th: SIGNING AT ASTORIA BOOKSHOP
31-29 31st Street, Astoria, Queens
Friday, October 25th: BOOK SIGNING, DEMO, WINE & CAKE RECEPTION AT CASA BELVEDERE
79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island
Tickets and info TBA
Saturday, October 26th: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND BOOK SIGNING
Quogue Library, 90 Main St Quogue, Long Island
Saturday, October 26th: CUPCAKE PARTY & BOOK SINGING
Queen City Cupcakes, 62 West Main Street, Patchogue, Long Island
Saturday: November 2nd: BAKING CLASS
Brooklyn Kitchen, Williamsburg
Registration Details TBA
Thursday, November 7th: SPEAKING EVENT AND BOOK SIGNING
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave New York, NY
Saturday: November 9th: ASK THE CHEF/BOOKSIGNING
Come shop the Bay Ridge Farmer’s Market and ask us for ideas on how to cook anything! We know you guys have no idea what to do with all those apples and bluefish.
Bay Ridge Greenmarket, Walgreen’s Parking Lot, 95th Street and 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn
Thurday, November 14th: BOOK FAIR/SIGNING/LUNCHEON/GENERAL SILLINESS
Montclair Kimberly Academy, Montclair, NJ
Saturday: November 16th: BOOK SIGNING
Union Square Greenmarket
Sunday, November 19th: BOOK TALK & SIGNING
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, Information Commons Lab
Saturday, November 23rd: PIE JUDGING (and Harvest Festival, but mostly JUDGEMENT)
We’ll be deciding who makes the best apple pie in Bay Ridge (after us, of course) at the final Greenmarket of the season.
That’s all (so far) for October and November- there’s still stuff booked all the way until next February, but I’ll get to that later.
Also to get to later is a very, very big announcement, which I’m going to make on Monday because I don’t think you can handle it after all that exciting “various book talk” news. It’s a major post that deserves time, effort, care, and maybe some ridiculous MS Paint drawings.
We’ll get there.
But in the meantime, plan to come to one of the events. Get excited. This is gearing up to be the biggest three months we’ve had in a long time.
And enjoy, one last time, my original MS Paint rendering of what I wanted the cookbook cover to be, before the powers-that-be tell me to stop showing it to people and scrub all remaining traces of it from the internet.
Man, I still can not believe they didn’t go with this option.
Pumpkin Spice Latte: Pumpkin cake, espresso mascarpone buttercream, crushed chocolate espresso beans
Tiramisu: Espresso soaked cake, espresso ganache, mascarpone buttercream, cocoa powder
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel: Chocolate cake, peanut butter buttercream, crushed peanuts and pretzels
Bourbon Caramel Apple: Apple cake, bourbon salted caramel buttercream and drizzle, roasted apple