The West Coast Book Tour is Officially Under Way

June 8, 2012(updated on December 16, 2023)

This last week passed in a blur of deadlines, laundry and packing.  I managed to do everything on my list save for posting to this blog and making a batch of bread and butter pickles (I find that there’s always one last canning project that I just can’t get to before a trip. That was the one this time).

I flew to Seattle yesterday and I checked a suitcase filled entirely with cookbooks and bubble-wrapped jars. The TSA definitely unpacked and repacked that bag, but it survived essentially unscathed (thank goodness).

I’ll be hanging out at BlogHer Food for the next couple of days. If you’re in the Seattle area, please come and see me at The Book Larder on Sunday at 10:30 am. Portland folks, there are still a couple of spots in my canning class and everyone is welcome to come to the event at Powell’s on June 16 (the official listing is here).

If you’re based in San Francisco, you have four opportunities to say hi. All the events for that stop can be found here. There are still a ton of spots in the Cookhouse class on Wednesday, June 20 and I need at least four more people to actually make the class financially viable, so please sign up!

Consider this just a breathless wave, not a real post. I hope to have some genuine, real, recipe-like content up soon. Until then, this will just have to do.

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16 thoughts on "The West Coast Book Tour is Officially Under Way"

  • I am pretty destroyed that my big genius plan to come finally meet you has completely detailed because I have a puking toddler on my hands. Please enjoy the fine city of Seattle and I hope you fly back home with as little interference as you came here with 🙂

  • Will you be in Eugene at all? I thought I saw that as part of your book tour earlier. I’d love to meet you but Portland isn’t too far away.

  • Just have to tell you that I’ve been reading your book before I go to bed for the past couple of nights and REALLY enjoying it. The problem? I’ve been dreaming about canning both nights. Those ‘I can’t get enough done’ kind of dreams. LOL I LOVE the recipes and want to make most of them – just not in the middle of the night!

  • I am so bummed out that I can’t drive into the city (SF) to see you. Many blessings and prayers for a safe and enjoyable trip!


      1. Thanks again for the demonstration, Marisa! My husband had a great time, and he’s not even a canner!

        I was inspired to go buy some cheap vodka this afternoon and use up some of the awesomely cheap vanilla beans I scored on Amazon. I will probably give some away as gifts as you suggested but I also use tons of vanilla when I decorate cakes. After only spending $12 on a whole bottle of what will soon be vanilla extract, I don’t think I’ll be going back to the store-bought kind anytime soon!

  • I am enjoying your lovely new book and am looking forward to meeting you in San Jose!
    Hope the west coast is treating you well! Our summer weather can be fickle, especially in the coastal areas.

  • One word… and I’m sure it’s been said before: CANADA!!! More specifically British Columbia!! We LOVE you up here!!!

  • I wish you success on your book tour and I hope you are able to come to NY. Regardless if it is at Brooklyn Kitchen or somewhere else.

  • I really, REALLY want to come to your canning class Thursday, but I can’t find my credit card (problem, I know…) to clinch the last remaining spot through PayPal. Would you be so kind as to allow me to show up with cash (and a copy of your book to get signed)? I’m happy to provide you with any information you need from me to reserve a spot. 🙂

  • Hello! I have been following your blog for quite a while, but unfortunately my Ie browser was giving me fits. I just love your spot. I am 27 and having been canning for about 5 years, and let me tell you people were surprised. They still sort of look at me like I came from another planet when they see the old hutch in my garage covered with pickles, blueberry jam, salsa, cranberry sauce, and apple butter. I think what you do/are doing is just fantastic. And when I saw your book I pointed it out to my husband, ‘I know her….well….I follow her’ 😉 I can’t wait to read through here for ideas!