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James Beard Award-winning writer Aleksandra Crapanzano joins the Hickory Stick to sign copies of her new cookbook, GÂTEAU, on Saturday December 10th, at 3:00 PM. In GÂTEAU, Aleksandra shares the secrets
James Beard Award-winning writer Aleksandra Crapanzano joins the Hickory Stick to sign copies of her new cookbook, GÂTEAU, on Saturday December 10th, at 3:00 PM.
In GÂTEAU, Aleksandra shares the secrets of the cakes Parisians bake at home, from the simplest yogurt cakes to a deceptively easy Bûche Noël, from yuzu madeleines to boozy flourless chocolate confections. Practical, simple, and filled with over 100 rigorously rested recipes and charming illustrations, GÂTEAU celebrates laidback, everyday decadence, the Parisian way.
Aleksandra Crapanzano is the dessert columnist for The Wall Street Journal and author of THE LONDON COOKBOOK and EAT. COOK. LA. Her work has been widely anthologized, most notably in BEST AMERICAN FOOD WRITING. She has been a frequent contributor to Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Food52, Saveur, Town & Country, Elle, The Daily Beast, Departures, Travel Leisure, and The New York Times Magazine. She has years of experience in the film world, consults in the food space, and serves on several boards with a focus on sustainability. Aleksandra grew up in New York and Paris, received her BA from Harvard and her MFA from NYU, where she has also taught writing. She is married to the writer John Burnham Schwartz, and they live in New York with their son, Garrick, and Bouvier des Flandres, Griffin.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve signed copies of Aleksandra’s book by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 – 0525. Shop our website 24/7 at hickorystickbookshop.com.
Local author, Peter Wodtke, will be at The Hickory Stick signing copies of his new book EVERYTHING TO GAIN: CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES AS FUTURE PARTNERS on Saturday December
Local author, Peter Wodtke, will be at The Hickory Stick signing copies of his new book EVERYTHING TO GAIN: CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES AS FUTURE PARTNERS on Saturday December 17th at 3.00 pm.
EVERYTHING TO GAIN explores the United States’ economic, strategic, and military challenges in an increasingly competitive world and the opportunity that a treaty between the United States and China affords. The book details elements that such a treaty would include, and how to go about achieving it.
Peter was born in New York City and from the age of 14 lived in Paris, France. He is a graduate of Le Rosey School in Rolle, Switzerland, and Princeton University. He started his banking career with Citibank in Hong Kong, moving to Beirut as Citibank’s officer in charge of the Middle East and Iran. After a brief stint at Schroder Banking Corporation he became CEO of Private Investment Company for Asia in Tokyo, then spent six years with Swiss Bank Corporation, Basel, Switzerland completing his banking career as the senior officer in the United States and Canada.
Following his service at Swiss Bank Corporation Peter Wodtke started a corporate finance advisory company in London, moving to the United States in 2000. He has served multiple times as CEO, as Chairman, as Chairman of the Audit Committee with many companies and has served on forty-five company boards of directors in Asia, the Arab World, Europe, the United Kingdom and the USA and Canada. Peter has lived in France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom, and is trilingual in English, French and German, with a fair knowledge of Cantonese and some Arabic. He is a global figure in his cultural acclimatization and in the great reach of his friendships and business contacts everywhere. He is the author of two previous books, DOTTIE and EIERTANZ.
Peter and his wife Barbara have lived on the Green in Washington, Connecticut for many years, and like him, his three grown children are at home throughout the world.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve signed copies of Wodtke’s book by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 – 0525. Shop our website 24/7 at hickorystickbookshop.com.