Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eat locally!!

Eat locally is a great idea, especially when one of the employees of Elm Street Books grows her own asparagus and drops some off at your doorstep! Right from the garden to the table is a whole other kind of asparagus. I swiftly put it to good use in an asparagus risotto from my newest favorite cookbook! "Recipes from an Italian Summer." This cookbook is not just recipes but beautiful photos of the Italian summer at its best along with essays that bring the warm breezes of Tuscany to your own backyard. Mangia!

Design Night in New Canaan

Tonight, April 29th is the New Canaan Design Night...great night to get out and about. ESB will be opened til 7pm. I'll be up at Kitchens By Deane, 189 Elm Street for a demo and tasting by chef John Barricelli, author of "The SONO Baking Company Cookbook." John is a favorite of Martha Stewart as well as Espresso NEAT in Darien.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sarah Dunant Amazing


If you did'nt see Sarah Dunant at the New Canaan Library tonight you missed a huge treat. Thoroughly enjoying, completely well versed in her history and talk about bringing history to life. Sarah jumps off the stage when it comes to bringing you to her books and the historical content. Her writing mission... to lead you to the real history without the screaming and yelling of high school. An Oxford scholar with a personality that knocks it out of the park ! What a joy. Pick up her book "Sacred Hearts" or any of the others. We have some signed copies on hand.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Day 2010

Tomorrow is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day! Lots has happened in those years, some good, some not so good. The positive side of the day lies in the huge amount of people who recognize the important role we play in the direction of our beautiful planet. The not so good in the actual damage we have inflicted on our environment.What was called the"greenhouse effect" 20 years ago has been recognized by the majority as global warming. Not a condition in our future, but a reality today. We need to become more engaged in the issues that surround our world. We need to commit to being part of the solution. Everyday we make choices that influence our world, simple ones, but multiplied over and over become substantial. Drive less, recycle, BYOB (Bring your own bag), use less petroleum based energy, support farmer's markets, plant a garden, encourage alternate energy development, buy a hybrid or electric car, plant a tree! Remember YOUR actions matter. Educate yourself.

"A conservationist is one who is humbly aware that with each stroke he is writing his signature on the face of the land." - ldo Leopold

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CNBC Host Maria Bartiromo

Saturday April 17 at 5pm at the New Canaan Library we are hosting CNBC anchor

Maria Bartiromo, author of "The 10 Laws of Enduring Success."

In her exciting new book, "The 10 Laws of Enduring Success", Maria Bartiromo offers a candid look at her life and career, sharing what she learned from her close-knit family and her upbringing, along with insight gained from pivotal moments in her professional life. She synthesizes this wisdom with important lessons she's learned interacting daily with some of the most famous and powerful figures in the world, from Jack Welch and Garry Kasparov to Dmitry Medvedev and Joe Torre. She set a formidable goal: a book that looks at success through the lens of the extraordinary times we are living through, aiming to come up with the most important attributes of true success -- and to also expose the trappings. Among other things, Bartiromo reveals why humility, not hubris, laughing at yourself, and not wasting time on outrage are essential.
This event if free but reservations are suggested. 203-966-4545 or 203-594-5000
PreOrder a signed copy.