Delighted to invite you to a signature at the storied department store Le Bon Marché / La Grande Epicerie this Tuesday where I’ll be signing my latest book Eaux de Fruits: Les Aguas Frescas Désaltérantes (Editions Marabout). Come say hey and try a few recipes from the book.
Join us at Le Mary Celeste this Saturday, June 17th for a jumble extravaganza featuring a mixture of handmade products, second-hand clothes, games, prizes and general jumble fun. This edition of the jumble sale will be village fête style, our line-up of stall holders so far includes:
•Come get your very own 5-minute watercolor portrait done by yours truly!
•Friend Lindsey Tramuta from Lost in Cheeseland will be signing copies of her new book ‘The New Paris’
• Noir Gaazol: Accessories, jewelry, magazines and design objects, sold from their mobile bicycle boutique
• Form and Flux: 100% natural handmade scented candles
• Boneshaker: A selection of handmade doughnuts
• Imogen Bailey: Botanical screen prints and floral handmade products.
• The star of the jumble sale will be our charity cake competition which will be judged by public vote and specials guest judges Frank Adrian Barron, aka Cake Boy, and Chelsea Wilson the winner of TV show Le Meilleur Patissier. All proceeds will go to the amazing organization Le Recho towards their aid of refugees.
Here’s a taste of my sweet new book chez Marabout Eaux de Fruits: Les aguas fresca désaltérantes, including 33 easy recipes for the freshest never-before-seen-in-France agua frescas. Take a chill pill and order here.
Save the date: Live portrait drawing and book signing at the Jumble Sale June 17th 12PM-5PM, Le Mary Celeste 1 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris. More here.
I illustrated a Kanelos Weiner family fave recipe for the super cool new illustrated platform Illustrated Impact. I almost tricked my meat-and-potatoes-only husband with this deceptively delicious veggie burger. It’s amazing what a little melted gruyere and caramelized onions can do. “It’s not a burger, but it’s pretty good,” he exclaimed. Hey, good enough for me.
It’s been a tricky couple of months of daily facepalm moments reading the news while being so far, far away living in France. I’ve coped in my own ways. Hallelujah, Amy’s Macaroni & Cheese can now be found at the French frozen food emporium, Picard. Dressed up with some grated gruyere and baguette breadcrumbs, it was an instant taste of simpler times. I’ve also found a real sense of urgency in my work. I’m not really sure what a Trump au chocolat means, but absurd times call for absurd measures. I also attended my first political protests, using my god-given high ringing voice that will even inspire a French bulldog to stand up in solidarity. Meticulously painting large-scale protest signs has been no different. I have re imagined some of my favorite signs into downloadable coloring page posters which can be carried as-is or colored in. You can find them in my new Etsy shop. My thinking is whatever helps others to be a little more creative or a little bit more engaged, is the grated gruyere and baguette breadcrumbs to make this new reality a little bit more palatable. See you in the streets!