Well, the book arrives early next week. (Currently circling near Martinez). So it is time for a book launch, complete with author signings and everything – and strawberries…

Here are the details. Many of you already know that I started a small publishing company some months ago and have been working away to get our first book out. The time has finally come!

The book launch will take place on Saturday May 21st and on Sunday May 22nd. On Saturday May 21st an author talk and book signing will take place at the Berkeley Farmer’s Market at 11:30AM as part of its annual Strawberry Tasting event. On Sunday May 22nd, an author talk and book signing will take place at the Lafayette Book Store in Lafayette, California at 4PM. All four of the authors who reside in the Bay Area will be present at both events and will be available for signing, interviews and discussion.

Here’s how to get there:

Berkeley Farmer’s Market, Saturdays 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Center Street @ M. L. King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA. This is in downtown Berkeley two blocks West (toward the Bay) of Shattuck and the Berkeley BART station.

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Lafayette Book Store, 3579 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette, CA Contact: (925) 284-1233. This is in downtown Lafayette a very short walk from the Lafayette BART station and one block West of the downtown Safeway/Starbucks intersection.

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So what is the book? Here’s a little piece from the press release….

Digital Dish: The Freshest Recipes and Writing From Food Blogs Around the World

The writing in food weblogs has an immediacy and sense of adventure that is completely different from food writing in magazines and newspapers. Food blogs chronicle failure as well as success. They explore the familiar and the exotic, the everyday and the special occasion. Food blogs are accounts of inspired cooking, travelogues that whisk you to far off places and cultures, memories of times and places fixed by taste and small as well as sight and sound.

Recently food blogs have been widely covered by the mainstream media. Some of the contributors in this book have appeared on French national television, been interviewed by the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle and have been written about by magazines like Gourmet and Time. But they remain intensely personal and cover food, cooking and dining from a wide range of personal styles and angles.

Digital Dish brings together some of the best writing and recipes from food weblogs over the period of five seasons.

You will be able to get a copy easily at either of the launch venues and you won’t have to pay shipping!

The publication date is June 2005 and Digital Dish will cost $19.95. It will be available from all major booksellers, from Amazon.com and directly online from the publisher at http://www.pressforchange.com, where it can also be pre-ordered.

Title: Digital Dish: Five Seasons of the Freshest Recipes and Writing from Food Blogs Around the World
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 1-933249-00-5
Publisher: Press For Change Publishing LLC, PO Box 1321, Lafayette, CA 94549
Pages: 232
Perfect Bound