on the menu this week…
→We can’t eat or drink this, but we CAN toast to it: This Thursday, 12/6, Penn Appétit turns 5 and its student writers, editors, art directors, bloggers, et al, are in all-out celebration mode. Problem is, there are minimal details other than the where and when. (Publicity fail?) Regardless, we’re still impressed with this polished culinary rag, which received the 2010 Penn PubCo award(s) for Best Design, Best Leisure Article, and Best Overall Magazine. Doesn’t look like there’s been a follow-up issue but the blog is up-to-date. Check it out.
An event we can give you more details on, and that is kid-friendly, is Davio’s Gingerbread House Workshop, Sunday, 12/9, from noon-3pm. It’s $50 per child, but since they’re being assisted by professional pastry chefs and will have a chance to nibble (buffet lunch) while getting in some face-time with Santa, you’ll likely get your money’s worth. Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy for Davio’s Toys for Tots collection.
Celebrity chefs that you probably won’t meet this week, though you want to: Rachael Ray and Ina Garten. The love-to-loathe her media mogul will be at The Free Library on Saturday, Dec. 8, doing a live Q+A with one our favorite men-about-town, Michael Klein. We’ll avoid the paraphrase and send you to his blurb on it. Be sure to note his ticket giveaway contest and deadline. The Barefoot Contessa will be signing books at Williams-Sonoma in King of Prussia on Thursday, 12/6 (rescheduled from October). If you did not purchase a book beforehand THROUGH W-S, you will not be able to participate in the signing. You may show up, linger, take photos, tweet and bask in her entertaining glory—unless of course things get out of control and there’s a crowd clamp down. On last check though, popping by for a peek was welcome. If you go, we want to hear about it and see your photos, so please share on our Facebook page. Both events should be a lot of fun.