Our book signing on Saturday went well; Elisabeth was charm itself, nipping off to Farmers to purchase some greengages, damsons and hazelnuts to sketch inbetween signings. Needless to say I forgot to photograph her in the act of signing and instead grabbed this while she went to meet Xanthe Clay for coffee – Xanthe also fresh from a signing of her own books.
I baked the almond and cardomom cookies from her book to give out during the signing and a great success they were as well. The task of handing out flyers is made much easier with the option of giving people something (to eat) as well as the flyer. We got her to sign a few extra copies so . . . if you’re ahead of the game with Christmas present buying, or want a copy for yourself, please let us know.
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It’s Ludlow Food Festival this weekend . . . cue much trumpeting of food credentials, food miles and, owing to ludicrous Network Rail decision to suspend services to Ludlow over the weekend, increased traffic. Our food festival window is in place (judging takes place tomorrow – cue tears and tantrums) and I’ve had my delivery from Bloomsbury of stock for Elisabeth Luard to sign on Saturday.
I’m planning to bake a couple of things from her book for our delightful customers, including the almond and cardomom cookies pictured below. As per a previous post – if you would like to be the proud owner of a signed copy of this esteemed tome (or give it away to someone you really like) then let us know and we’ll reserve one for you; likewise if you want a dedicated message delicately scribed by the author. I may even dig out a decent pen instead of an end chewed bic.
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The behemoth that is Ludlow Food Festival descends on September 9th-11th. We’re playing our own small food-related role by hosting a book signing by the renowned food writer Elisabeth Luard.
Her recently published book, A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse, is a handsome Bloomsbury publication. Elisabeth will be here signing copies from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday the 10th, if you can’t make it but still want a signed copy please let us know and I will put one aside for you. If you can make it . . . i’m going to cook some things from the book to tempt the good public in . . . probably along the lines of almond cookies with cardomom and chocolate madeleines rather than smoked mackerel fishcakes owing to food finger issues!
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