Thursday, April 14, 2011

Super Natural Every Day Book Signing



When I think of Heidi Swanson, I think graciousness and style. Her book signing was no exception. It was a bit of a blustery but clear night in San Francisco at Omnivore books. The place was packed! Three tables were set up, all filled with Super Natural recipes people brought to share. I loved the metal tubs sitting on the front window ledge filled with chilled Sorelle Bronca Prosecco, which just happens to be my favorite prosecco! Super Natural Every Day is filled with recipes I would want to feed the world with. They are simple in their preparation, but interesting. I think pulling that off is a serious skill.

I especially liked Heidi's mustard recipe. I have been tinkering with mustard in my own kitchen in the last month, and could not figure out why my mustard kept turning out so hot and spicy until I read in her book that if you leave the mustard in the fridge for a couple of weeks the flavors mellow out. There is a lot of very useful information she provides in the book like that, along with online resources, cooking tips and stories about her cooking life. Reading her book, you really feel like you are getting a glimpse into her world.

Heidi's smile lit up the whole room. It was fun night. I just peeked on Amazon and it is currently 29th in the top 100 books!

7 comments:

windycityvegan said...

I'm so envious! I really hope Heidi does a book signing in my part of the country.

You have to try out the wild rice casserole - my family can't stop gushing about it!

Ashley said...

The sounds and looks of it make me very sad to live in the southern half of our state.

tracingterroir said...

SO JEALOUS. Wish I could have been there - it looks super yummy and I would love to meet Heidi.
Great pictures, thanks for sharing!
-Camille

Anonymous said...

Just ordered two of her books for a friend and myself. Can't wait to get it and try it out! Thanks for writing about it. Hope all is going well with you! -Nikole

Jessica said...

It would have been so fun to have had all of you together with me at the signing. I consider all of you my friends! We could have gone to dinner together afterwards!...and Nikole who knew me when my hair was big way back when :) xo

tori said...

Sounds like such a lovely evening! Books, prosecco, great food. Life doesn't get much better. And you've just completely inspired me to get trying things on the mustard front- thank you!

Nancy said...

Looks like a great event! That book shop is adorable. Wish I could have been there too - maybe she'll have a signing in nyc sometime :)

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