Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Winner: 2009 Cordon d'Or Book Awards

University of Delaware
Thursday, March 25
5:30 p.m.
Vita Nova

Kreston's - Wilmington
Saturday, March 27
Noon - 4 p.m.
Signing + local wines from Penns Woods

About the Book:

Like the concept of terroir used to designate a special place to grow grapes and make wines, each region has its culinary terroir, that special mixture of the ethnic heritages of the people who settled it, its soil and its climate that nurture the foods grown there, and its visionary chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, winegrowers and food merchants who bring everything together for the consumer.

This book is about a very special culinary terroir – that of the Brandywine River that flows through Pennsylvania and Delaware and the lands adjacent to it. The book contains many treasures for the lover of food, wine and travel. First and foremost, there are 75 recipes, some simple, some challenging, from the best chefs in the region. Second, there are well over 180 beautiful color photos of the landscape, the dishes that go with the recipes and the people who produced them. Finally, there are 160 pages of rich stories about the more than three centuries of cultural heritage of the region, but primarily it is about the chefs, winemakers, produce farmers and food artisans that give such culinary richness to the Brandywine.

So we present you with the Brandywine Book of Food. Read, view, cook, and enjoy. Pull up a chair.

About the Authors

Roger Morris has written about food, wine and travel for more about 40 years, including two books about wine. Currently, he contributes to many regional and international magazines, newspapers and online sites, including Saveur, Robb Report, epicurious.com, Sante, The Hunt, Signature Brandywine and The NewsJournal.

Cathleen Ryan is a veteran pastry chef who honed her craft in such notable kitchens as Le Bec Fin and Inn at Little Washington. Formally trained at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill in Philadelphia, Notter School of Confectionary Arts and the Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, she is a proponent of the Farm to Table experience. Currently she is Pastry Chef Instructor at the Jacobson Culinary Academy in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Ella Morris is a former business executive who now concentrates on painting and photography. She is manager of the Galleria at Va La Vineyards, and her photography has been published in many magazines, including USAirways Magazine, Intermezzo, Beverage Media, Wine Enthusiast, Drinks and The Hunt. She lives in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, with her husband Roger and six yard cats.

Where to Buy

@ Annie's Garden Shed - Lutz, Florida
100 4th Avenue NW

@ 9th Street Books - Wilmington, DE

@ Chester County Books - West Chester, PA

@ Barnes & Nobles - Concord Mall (can order through other B&N stores)

@ Borders, Newark, DE

@ Winterthur Museum & Country Gardens - Greenville, DE

@ Brandywine River Museum - Chadds Ford, DE

@ Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA

@ Apropos - Greenville, DE

@ Hagley Museum - Greenville, DE

@ Va La Vineyards - Avondale, PA

@ Janssen's Market - Greenville, DE

@ Centreville Cafe & Montrachet Catering - Centreville, DE

@ Talula's Table - Kennett Square, PA

@ Paradocx Vineyards - both Longwood and Landenberg locations

@Chaddsford Winery - Chadds Ford, PA

@ Dawson's Seafood - Wilmington, DE

@ Harvest Market - Hockessin, DE

@ Everything But The Kitchen Sink - Hockessin, DE

@ The Mushroom Cap - Kennett Square, PA

@ Willowdale Country Store, Willowdale, PA

@ Pennsbury Inn - Chadds Ford, PA

@ Rockford Gallery - Wilmington

How to Direct Order

We have chosen NOT to make this book available on Amazon.

Send check for $45 plus $5 shipping payable to The LondonBritain Company, 25 Millstone Court, Landenberg, PA 19350. Pennsylvania residents add $2.70 sales tax. (Reduced shipping charges for three or more books.)

We can add gift notes if you want us to send directly to your family, friends, employees or customers.

Signing Events

November 4
Domaine Hudson [GREAT TIME - thanks for coming out!]
(http://www.domainehudson.com/) [See website for photos]

November 14-15
Va La Vineyards - [What a great turnout - thanks for stopping by!]

Fair Hill Inn

November 27
Paradocx Winery - BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!

December 5
Chaddsford Winery -

December 5: Centreville Cafe (Ella) - Wasn't the snow awesome?

December 12: Janssen's Market - 11 a.m. wine, cheese and book tasting! -YES!

NEW: December 17: Chester County Books - West Chester - Been there, signed that.

In Florida with Cathleen:

November 5 - Sweetbay Super Market, Trintity (4-7 p.m.) [Great Event -Thanks!]

November 22 - Gateway Organic Farm Slow Food Dinner - Clearwater Done

December 10 - Sweetbay Super Market Grand Opening - Tarpon Springs Done

Recipes & Restaurants

Sources of recipes and restaurants featured include Bistro on the Brandywine * Blue Pear Bistro * Brandywine Prime * Catherine's * Corner Bistro * Cosimos * Dilworthtown Inn * Domaine Hudson * Hotel duPont's The Green Room * Fair Hill Inn * The Farm House * Gilmore's * Half Moon Bistro * Hank's Place * Harry's Savoy Grill and Harry's Seafood Grill * Krazy Kat's * Montrachet Fine Foods * Nectar * Orchard * Pace One * Simon Pearce * Sovana Bistro * Talula's Table * Terrace at Longwood Gardens * Toscana Restaurant + Bar * The Whip.

Early Media Reports

Suzanne Loudermilk of Baltimore Magazine talks about the Brandywine Book of Food and the future of cookbooks on her blog: http://www.baltimoremag.com/ingoodtaste/

Check out the December issue of Intermezzo!

Check out report on Chester County Dwell at http://www.ccdwell.com/.

And from Out & About: