Congratulations, Carla, on producing another beautiful cookbook. Of course, being married to Carla makes me biased; but I am serious. Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World is a very creative, useful, and visually appealing book. Just as she did with the first book, Cooking with Love: Comfort Food that Hugs You, this book has a great mix of delicious recipes intertwined with personal stories that provide context for the recipes. Carla also provides useful tips throughout. I would be remiss if I didn’t also give a huge shout out to Genevieve Ko, who has helped Carla pen both books. Genevieve is a fantastic cook and writer; but, more importantly, a beautiful and incredibly warm person. I am very proud of what Carla and Genevieve have put together.
Friday, April 4 — Stew Leonard’s, Yonkers, NY
Sunday, April 6 — Dave’s Marketplace, Providence, RI
Monday, April 7 — Sixth & I, Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 8 — Barnes & Noble @ Howard University Bookstore, Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 8 — National Press Club, Washington, DC
Thursday, April 10 — Omnivore Books, San Francisco, CA
Friday & Saturday, April 11 & 12 — Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, Pebble Beach (Monterey County), CA
Saturday, April 12 – Sur La Table / Santana Row, San Jose, CA
Sunday April 13 – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, April 13 — Sur la Table, LA Farmers Market, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, April 15 — The Spice House, Chicago, IL
Tuesday, April 15 — Anderson’s Bookshops, Naperville, IL
Wednesday, April 16 — Unity Temple on The Plaza , Kansas City, MO
Thursday, April 17 — Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH
Friday, April 18 — A Cappella Books at Empire South, Atlanta, GA
Saturday, April 19 – Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN
Monday, April 21 — Barnes & Noble College Store at the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Friday, April 25 — Pittsford Wegmans, Rochester NY
Saturday, April 26 — Dewitt Wegmans, Fayetteville, NY
Saturday, April 26 — Ithaca Wegmans, Ithaca, NY
Sunday, April 27 — Johnson City Wegmans, Johnson City, NY
Friday, May 2 — Walmart, Philadelphia
Saturday, May 3 — Hunt Valley Wegmans, Hunt Valley, MD
Sunday, June 29 — The Smithsonian Associates, Washington, DC
photo credit: Greg Powers Photography
House music lost a legend yesterday. Rest in peace Frankie!
I was scrolling through my feed on Google+ last night and spotted an interesting graphic on writing by Grant Snider.
Initially, I was simply going to share the graphic and provide the source. However, as I looked more into Grant’s work, I felt compelled to share more, and give proper credit to a very talented and creative artist.
Grant started out drawing a daily cartoon for the University of Kansas student newspaper, which led to a weekly strip called “Delayed Karma” for the Kansas City Star. His comics and illustrations now appear in newspapers, magazines, and across the internet. He is currently studying orthodontics at the University of Colorado-Denver and hoping that readers of Incidental Comics are easier to entertain than teenagers with braces.
I think what struck me about Grant’s bio is that he is currently study orthodontics. It goes to show that you don’t need to be or do just one thing. A lot of people (read: ME) struggle with the desire to do something creative. There are times when all we want to do is jump, feet first, into the deep end to pursue whatever creative endeavor is calling us. At the same time, though, most of us are held back by the reality of day-to-day “stuff.” Unfortunately, because of obligations, there’s the struggle with the “all or nothing” mentality. If we can’t spend all of our time doing that creative thing, we don’t actively pursue the passion with the time that is available. Stumbling upon Grant’s work, and reading his bio is a good reminder that you will, and must, make time for what matters.