I feel like this a lot. A ginormous blonde girl growing awkwardly and taking altogether too much space in whatever room I happen to be in, all hunched and elbowy, sometimes with a bottle in her hand. (Which may or may not account for said feelings of ginormity.)
I know you’re already acquainted with Alice, but here’s a new, edible incarnation of the story – Alice Eats: the Wonderland Cookbook. It’s here!
I feel like this a lot too.
We arrived in a very foggy Vancouver tonight to do a little book tour for Alice Eats, which has finally FINALLY arrived, all beautifully printed and bound (in Canada!) and brilliantly illustrated and designed by the fantastically talented Pierre A. Lamielle. If you haven’t heard, it’s the story of Alice in Wonderland in its entirety (think you know it? I did too – it’s a good read) along with recipes inspired by the storyline – plenty of crumpets and scones and jam tarts, but also juicy little homemade jellies, and bacon and egg sandwiches, and sunken chocolate cake with berry fool, and salted caramel dipped pretzel sticks, and really everything that makes an afternoon tea divine. (Tea optional.)
Because our schedule is so spread out, with early morning shows and evening demos, I brought W along for a Vancouver adventure; we’re going to visit the aquarium and go exploring, likely hit a beach and eat a few good things along the way. Vancouver is all too often a pit stop on the way to Tofino, so I’m happy to be hanging out until Friday and doing a few shows in between. And we decided to tweet it all, and post a summary of our days here, sort of a live play by play via social media, if you will. Is that a thing? Let’s say it’s a thing. Stay tuned here, on Twitter and Facebook. Hilarity may ensue.
If you’re watching, I’ll warn you I look like a lopsided chipmunk – dental issues. Going on Monday. Meanwhile I’m puffy – just enough for people to wonder what’s up with my face.
I’ll leave you with some mini caramel-dipped pretzel sticks – like those big ones you get at Starbucks, only teeny enough to nibble. Crunchy-chewy-salty-sweet-ohyes.
HEY! I should give away some copies, yes? (I have more truly awesome stuff for you coming soon, too. Really.) While we’re in Vancouver, leave a comment here and I’ll draw a book a day until Friday!