Library Talks

I have been traveling around Minnesota giving talks at libraries. Fun to do, but this year have been much hindered by WEATHER! January, February, and March talks had to be cancelled. Yesterday I drove to Montgomery, Minnesota through windstorm, rainstorm and near tornado conditions. Many people didn’t make it to the library although those who traveled as far as an hour away did come. We had a great discussion about writing cookbooks, my Finnish Cookbook (now in its 38th printing) – first published in 1964!

Drove home to Duluth and arrived at 1:00 A.M. and was blocked by a tree that fell across our half-mile driveway!

Now that we’ve gotten the hackers taken care of I will post more often.
Thanks for being loyal friends!

4 thoughts on “Library Talks

  • June 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Bea, I just bought the Best Casserole cookbook, and was looking at the recipe for raisin and walnut bread, and I can’t find any reference to walnuts in the recipe other than in the name… Please clue me in! Thanks!

    • June 24, 2014 at 2:15 pm

      Thank you for your note. On page 80 is the recipe you refer to (Golden Raisin and Walnut Casserole Bread) – but the next recipe, on page 81 (Whole Wheat Raisin Casserole Bread) is the one that includes the walnuts. You would be perfectly safe in adding 1 cup walnuts to that Golden Raisin bread.
      Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for pointing it out. Between editing and checking all these recipes, I’d have thought we’d have caught this. Thanks!

  • July 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Beatrice. I watched you on PBS recently. You were making pastry and pastry cream. I really enjoyed it. I watch a lot of cooking shows and yours was very interesting. I am a housewife and usually just cook for my four year old son and husband. I admire those who have the knowledge and experience to create with their hands instead of always turning to processed food for convenience. I think it also shows love for those you cook/bake for. Everyday I learn something new with food and everyday I get a little better. Ive never made a braid before and today I wanted to try to do one with cream and blueberries(just because its ingredients I have available). Do you have any tips? When will you be around central IL?

    • August 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Ashley,
      I just figured out how to reply to you (sorry I am so un-techie) AS I mentioned, I live in northern Minnesota and only get to Chicago once in awhile to visit our daughter who lives there.
      I am working on a PBS series for the local station and they hope to sell the series to Create. That will happen some time in the next year.
      Thanks for your note!


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