Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Kasbah Chronicles, January 14


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:

 

January 2014:

 

 Monday, January 13, 2014. 6PM-8PM

 

An evening at the Kasbah

 

Harvard Cooking Girl

 

7441 Girard Avenue

 

La Jolla, CA

 

info: bibi@harvardcookingirl.com

 

(858)888-3509

 

Registration required. $60. Seating is limited.

 

Menu:

 

Sweet bestila of chicken with fresh herbs,

 

Orange blossom custard

 

Mint Tea

 

http://www.harvardcookingirl.com/event-registration

 

 

 

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.

 

Info: barbarapetersen919@gmail.com

 

IF YOU HAVENT’ VISITED  OUR STUNNING NEW CITY LIBRARY, NOW IS THE TIME!

 

 

 

Monday, January 20, 2014. 6PM7PM

 

Start 2014 the New Year the healthy Moroccan way!

 

Old Town Spice and Tea Merchants

 

41925 Fifth Street

 

Old Town Temecula

 

Info: (951)587-2223

 

Talk and short demonstration. Registration required. $15. Seating is limited.

 

 

 

Monday, Jan. 27.7:30PM

 

Mint Tea and Minarets. Presentation and book signing.

 

Distant Lands

 

20 South Raymond Street

 

Pasadena 91105

 

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

 

E-mail: info@distantlands.com

 

RSVP (626)449-3220

 

http://www.distantlands.com/