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Bay Area: Baking Bible Tour part 9

Feb 04, 2015 | From the kitchen of Rose in Baking Bible

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Breakfast at Cedar Gables Bed and Breakfast in Nappa is always a lavish affair--hard to resist even though I'm not normally a breakfast eater. We feasted on the yogurt and fruit parfait and an egg and cheese spicy french toast souffle before leaving for the Bay Area.

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The morning was devoted to a visit to my cousin Joan in the beautiful high hills of Berkeley, and a return to Inspiration Point. We enjoyed a sunny day's 2 mile walk to the top of the point. From this high point, you have a panoramic view of the Bay Area all the way to Sonoma valley.

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And off we rushed to the next stop--San Francisco, for a radio interview with one of my favorite radio personalities, Joel Riddel, on his Joel Riddel Radio Show. Woody was able to add some of his commentary as well.

The final event of our San Francisco tour was an unforgettable evening of discussion with Emily Luchetti, Alice Medrich at the San Francisco JCC.

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In the Green Room at the JCC, we joined Alice Medric, and our moderator for the evening, Margo True from Sunset Magazine and Books. We were offered an informal diner from the JCC's Cafe. We met with Emily Lucetti on stage, for a sound check, before the evening's program began. Emily's book "Fearless Baker" was published in 2011. Alice's book, "Flavor Flours", which gives recipes for various non-wheat flours, was published this year.

Along with the three of us answering Margo's questions, and discussions and commentary on various topics, we fielded questions from the 300 plus audience. The entire discussion can be viewed on this link. Enjoy

A book signing followed with all three of us seated at a table in front of three long lines of lovely and appreciative readers.

Next posting: Up north to our last city on this leg of the tour, Tom Douglas' Seattle.

Emily Lucetti, Alice Medrich, and I at the JCC EVENT in SF

Dec 17, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts

Here at last is the You Tube link to the fun and memorable event. Enjoy!

Baking Bible Book Production Phase 14

Nov 29, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Book Production


We were very fortunate to have Davidson's Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs and our publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt sponsor this virtual media tour. The Satellite Media Tour, aka SMT, went out to 11 cities and each appearance was under 5 minutes long.

The advantage of an SMT is to have an author be on several television shows without having to travel to each city. Instead, from a studio in Manhattan, within a span of 3 hours, via satellite hook up, I talked to individual television shows from Atlanta, Georgia to San Diego, California. All of these cities were ones that were not on our actual tour schedule, so this gave the television hosts the opportunity to talk to me for the benefit of their audiences.

Woody and I both prepped all the recipes a few days ahead and then transported them to Wellesley MA on the first leg of the tour and on to New York City the following day to have everything ready for the morning of the SMT. Woody did a great job as food stylist and Erin Schwitter, of Artisan Production House, made everything run super smoothly in her beautiful new studio.

Here's a close up of the "Mud Turtle Pie:"


To see the podcast, click on this link:


Publisher's Weekly Radio Podcast

Nov 10, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts

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Thursday of last week I had a great time doing an interview on radio with my dear friend Nancy Weber's daughter Rose Fox and Co-host Mark Rotello. Click on this link. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did participating.

Videos To Cherish

Feb 08, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts

I wouldn't have missed it for the world--but I almost did because I didn't know about it ahead of time. May of 2010 I decided to attend the Beard Awards at Lincoln Center even though my most recent book Rose's Heavenly Cakes, which had just won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Book of the Year Award, had not even been nominated for the Beard Awards.

There were over 1000 attendees but by some fortuitous miracle I bumped into Ariane and Michael Batterberry as we were pouring into the theater where the award ceremony was to be held. Michael immediately congratulated me on my recent award and another friend and colleague, Silvie Bigar who was standing next to us, congratulated him and Ariane for their present one. "What award?" I questioned. Michael, with his usual gracious humility said: "The Life Time Achievement Award!"

I've long known that Michael Batterberry, publisher of Food Arts Magazine, was an amazingly eloquent, fascinating, and entertaining speaker. In fact, in an interview when I was once given a choice of any person living or dead that I would like to have as a dinner date, Michael was my first choice. But until that night, when I heard both him and his wife Ariane's acceptance speeches, I never realized what a brilliant speaker Ariane is as well.

When I visited their table at dinner after the awards Michael invited me to join them as there was an empty chair next to him. The last words I said to him were: "I love you." I didn't know it was also a goodbye.

My only regret of the event was that I could not share the amazing experience of hearing the Batterberries speak at the awards ceremony, but now I can! Just this week Food Arts Magazine sent this link to a few videos, one of which is the James Beard Award for Batterberries (the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award). Another is Dan Barber's Introduction to the Lifetime Achievement Award. Be sure also to click on
Batterberry on Julia for a delightful reminiscence.

On The Menu

Sep 22, 2012 | From the kitchen of Rose in APPEARANCES

Once again I have the pleasure of appearing on Ann & Peter Haigh's lively show, this time talking about the new product line and catching up with these delightful friends.

Ann & Peter HaighOn the Menu Internet based, podcast www.onthemenuradio.com

Tune in tomorrow (Sunday, September 23) or after it airs you can click here.

My Little Brother!

Oct 04, 2011 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts

Just sent me this great YouTube appearance.

I can't resist sharing it, especially for those of you in the Bay Area.

A Review on and of Baking Style Diary

Feb 20, 2011 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts

I'm really loving Lisa Yockelson's new blog. It is chock full of personality, information, and exquisite writing. Here are two links in which she featured me in a Q & A and in a Book Review of The Bread Bible.

Lisa's reviews of baking books will make regular appearances on her blog. We can all be grateful that such a brilliant writer and baker is willing to take the time to do in depth reviews of others' baking books. This will prove invaluable.


Jan 01, 2010 | From the kitchen of Rose in Podcasts

First: Happy New Year and New Decade!!! What shall we plan for 10-10-10 day?! Of course it should be Chinese in spirit. Start thinking now! And in the mean time, here's a podcast of a delightful show HearSay with the liveliest of hosts: Cathy and Patrick out of Norfolk, Va.

click here

Be Sure to Tune In!

Dec 22, 2009 | From the kitchen of Rose in Announcements


My holiday interview on Anne and Peter Haigh's delightful radio show On the Menu is now available on line.

click here!

and the information-filled radio interview with veteran host Leonard Lopate yesterday is one click away here!

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