An At Home Pie Contest, Rick Bayless and Eva Signs

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Out Soon: Lots of great new cookbooks will be hitting the market soon. Here’s look at a few.

Plum Gorgeous: Recipes and Memories from the Orchard
From Nani Steele, Plum Gorgeous will concentrate on, yes, plums. With 60 seasonal recipes to celebrate the “romance fruit”. – Andrews McMeel (July 2011)

Food from Many Greek Kitchens
As the title would imply, Tessa Kiros gives us a look at Greek cuisine through the kitchens of her friends and family. More than 200 classic Greek recipes. – Andrews McMeel (June 2011)

Pie Contest in a Box : Everything You Need to Host a Pie Contest
OK, great title. What’s the deal? It’s a pie baking contest kit. Everything you need to host your own competition. This sounds like fun! – Andrews McMeel (June 2011)

Perfect Pops: 50 One-of-a-Kind Popsicles That Will Rock Your World
Summer is either here or on the way depending on where you live. This one will make the kiddies in you world smile. – Chronicle (June 2011)

Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Aguas Frescas & Shaved Ice
Another potential summertime hit. Frozen treats are BIG in the summer. Fany Gerson takes us through how to make these icy Mexican delights. – Ten Speed Press (June 2011)

News and Events: There are things happening in the culinary world. We’ve got you plugged into a few items.

Helping Make Things Better. Everybody knows Rick Bayless gives back a ton to his community. The Frontera Farmer Foundation is holding a recipe contest to help raise money to fund it’s grants. Here’s more details on how you can enter and help some folks in the process. Frontera Farmer Foundation Recipe Contest.

Under The Radar. Everyone had their eyes glued to the announcement of this years James Beard Award winners. But, back in March the Gourmand Cookbook Award winners were announced. Here’s a look at the winners. Bhutanese Cuisine, Charity Books Among Winners of 2011 Gourmand Cookbook Awards


Eva Longoria, Eva’s Kitchen
Saturday, June 4, 2011, 12:30pm
Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, TX
(210) 694-0146

The Deen Brothers, Get Fired Up: Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking, and More
Friday, June 17, 2011, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LuLu’s at Homeport Marina
Gulf Shores, AL
(251) 967-5858

Barry Estabrook, Tomatoland
Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6:00pm
Inkwood Books
216 S. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL

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