My bags were packed, and I was ready to go (and planning on stocking up on Sharpies as soon as I hit the ground) but due to current circumstances, I’ve had to cancel my Drinking French book tour. With travel difficult between countries and advisements to avoid large gatherings, my publisher and I decided it was best to put it off for now.
Hopefully, the situation will improve, and if possible, I may do some events later in the spring, summer, or even in the fall. I may be doing a live virtual booksigning on Instagram, where we can “meet” and I can sign a bookplate for anyone that would like one to put in their books. I’ll let you know when and if that happens. But perhaps we’ll meet in the future, in person, and share a drink, and perhaps a bite to eat.
For those who would like to get a copy of Drinking French (and to be honest, who doesn’t need a good cup of Parisian hot chocolate, or an apéritif or cocktail right now?) you can pick up or order a copy from you local independent bookseller, or online at Book Larder, White Whale, Kitchen Arts and Letters, Omnivore, Powell’s, Now Serving, Strand, and RJ Julia. All would welcome your support, especially now when in-store business is down. Global readers can order Drinking French from Book Depository, which offers free international shipping.
I would like the thank Comté cheese and Maison Ferrand, who were slated to provide cheese and spirits at my events. Comté is one of my favorite French cheeses, and Maison Ferrand makes Citadelle gin, Pierre Ferrand cognac, and outstanding Triple sec, all of which I stock in my home bar. I was happy to have their support, as well as that of the staff at Ten Speed Press who spent several months discussing, planning, and juggling dates for events.
On verra !
PS: If you want to catch up with me online…
–Frenchly reviews Drinking French, and calls it “the ultimate guide to French Coffee, Cocktails and Apéritifs.”
-I chatted with neighbor Lindsey Tramuta on The New Paris podcast.
–Imbibe magazine interviewed me about the culture and traditions of French drinks.
-Always a pleasure to talk with Forest Collins, and share a favorite French chocolate drink recipe, on Forest Collin’s 52Martinis podcast.
-Wine Magazine asked me for tips on buying wine and cheese in Paris.
-I discuss French coffee and cocktails with Evan Kleiman of KCRW’s Good Food radio program and podcast.
-And if you’re stuck at home with some extra time on your hands, and are enjoying the book, feel free to leave a review on Amazon for Drinking French. (Thanks for your support!)