Discussion & Signing with Author Susan Buckley and Illustrator Dana Catharine

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a discussion and signing with author Susan Buckley and illustrator Dana Catharine in honor of their new book Eating with Peter (Arcade Publishing, $22.95) on Sunday, May 6th at 2pm.

A life-changing journey intertwining high romance, gastronomy, and an unsurpassable joie de vivre for readers of Julie and Julia and My Paris Kitchen.

Susan's life would never be the same after she meets Peter Buckley. A man who was larger than life, Peter pulls Susan out of her comfort zone to taste the fine life, literally. Together they embark on a rollicking adventure through Michelin-starred restaurants in France to the souks of Morocco and the waters of the Red Sea and the Caribbean. They explore the world, and along the way discover the most desired tables (sometimes in a tent) and the best markets, moving from Peter's adventures with Hemingway to sampling delectable treasures in an Alpine meadow.

When they return to New York, Susan and Peter--a writer, photographer, gourmand, as well as an inventive chef--incorporate their adventures into their daily American life. As they explore three-star restaurants, French farms, and Italian cheesemakers, the reader gets a taste of famous gastronomic dishes and their chefs, in addition to learning about mouth-watering recipes, culinary moments around the Buckley's kitchen and table with family and friends, and many of their New York food secrets.

If much has been written about La Haute Cuisine in the past, nothing compares to the fresh, personal, and tantalizing tone Eating with Peter offers. All twenty-eight recipes in the book have thoroughly been tested, and should invite the reader to recreate the joys of Susan and Peter's experience.

"Eating with Peter is a charming and delightful tour through a lifetime of great meals, glamorous and humble, shared with a man who was larger than life. Susan Buckley vividly describes a world now gone, but shows how it can be conjured with two simple ingredients: an ingenious recipe for a delicious dish (and she includes many) and a sense of adventure. From a tent in Morocco, to a three-star restaurant in Lyon, to New York's Union Square Greenmarket, Buckley brings the reader on a journey filled with good spirits of every kind."--Will Schwalbe, New York Times bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club and Books for Living

Susan Buckley is a New York-based writer, editor, and consultant. With Elspeth Leacock, she has written five YA books on American History including Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, co-authored with Lynda Blackmon Lowery. She has written many children’s books, was the general editor of the We the People textbook series, and was the editor of AppleSeeds magazine. Eating with Peter is her first adult book.

Dana Catharine is an artist, writer, and teacher living in Brooklyn. She is the author of several children’s books.

This event is free and open to the public.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of Eating with Peter by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525. For further information about this event please visit www.hickorystickbookshop.com or email books@hickorystickbookshop.com

Event date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Eating with Peter: A Gastronomic Journey Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781628728750
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arcade Publishing - March 20th, 2018