Let another year begin . . .
I woke up early last week, to find this message in my e-mail. May I brag a little? Mint Tea and Minarets is in the running for:
December 21, 2013
GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOKS AWARDS 2013
YOU ARE THE WINNER IN U S A
YOU QUALIFY FOR THE NEXT “GOURMAND BEST IN THE WORLD” COMPETITION
WITH Mint Tea and Minarets. A Banquet of Moroccan Memories, Kitty Morse. Photos: Owen Morse
In the category: Best Arab Cuisine Book
“You can win again in the next step.
The winner in each country will compete against winners in the same category in other countries for The Best in the World. The results will be announced on May 20-21, 2014 at the annual Awards event. It will take place in Beijing during the first “Beijing Cookbook Fair”, May 19-21, 2014.”
Other states, and other countries have their charms, but when my husband watches a televised football game taking place in 35 F below zero degrees (or lower) in Cincinnati or another northern city, and it is 75 degrees F in my back yard, forgive me if I dwell on how fortunate we are. I know, one gets accustomed to freezing weather, I lived in frigid Wisconsin for 9 years! Stay warm, all of you!
Classes and booksignings:
Monday, January 13, 2014. 6PM-8PM
An evening at the Kasbah
Harvard Cooking Girl
7441 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA
Registration required. $60. Seating is limited.
Sweet bestila of chicken with fresh herbs,
Orange blossom custard
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. 10:30AM
A Taste of Morocco, presentation, sampling and book signing
Culinary Historians of San Diego
San Diego Central Library
330 Park Blvd, Special Event Suite, 9th floor
Free and open to the public.
IF YOU HAVENT’ VISITED OUR STUNNING NEW CITY LIBRARY, NOW IS THE TIME!
Monday, January 20, 2014. 6PM-7PM
Start 2014 the New Year the healthy Moroccan way!
Old Town Spice and Tea Merchants
41925 Fifth Street
Old Town Temecula
Talk and short demonstration. Registration required. $15. Seating is limited.
Monday, Jan. 27.7:30PM
Mint Tea and Minarets. Presentation and book signing.
20 South Raymond Street
Free and open to the public. Space is limited.