The Avid Reader in Downtown Davis is happy to welcome San Francisco author and The Food Poet blogger Annelise Zijderveld for her debut book, Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea on April 24th at 7:30pm. The author will discuss the book, answer questions, and sign copies. Tea will be served.
Steeped is cookbook bringing the flavors and fragrances of tea to the table in 70 freshly-brewed recipes.
Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life and acclaimed blogger, says “Steeped is smart, inventive, and most of all, inspiring...This beautiful book deserves a spot next to your teacup.”
Tea is the most popular beverage in the world, and these days, it’s overflowing the tea cup. Chefs are using tea as an ingredient in everything from appetizers to cakes. Now Steeped invites home cooks to infuse tea into every meal of the day, with recipes like Arnold Palmer Poppy Seed Muffins, Earl Grey Soba Noodle Salad, Green Tea Coconut Rice, Matcha Chia Pudding Parfaits, Chamomile Buttermilk Pudding with Caramelized Banana, and more!
This beautiful book inspires readers to pull out their favorite teas, fire up the stove, and get steeping!
About the Author: Annelies Zijderveld is a food writer and creator of the literary food blog, The Food Poet. Her passion for working with good food companies started during her eight years heading up marketing at Mighty Leaf Tea. Her work has been published in Curator, Arthouse America, Darling Magazine, and Sated. Zijderveld lives in San Francisco with her husband and sourdough pet Salvatore.
The Avid Reader is proud to present author Thomas A. Cahill for a reading of the final book in his "Ark Asteroid Trilogy," Ark: Post Asteroid Eden on April 10th at 7:30pm.
In the aftermath of a cataclysmic collision of an immense asteroid with the Earth, most forms of life perished. Yet out of the rubble, a few groups of human stragglers managed to survive by seeking and improvising shelter. One such group that took refuge on the Central Coast of California gradually discovered and nurtured remnants of the life that they found.
The Californians discovered more about what had happened to the Earth – how the rupture in the crust of the Earth had unleashed a toxic acidic volcanic soup that had made the oceans inhospitable to sea life, destroyed much of the Amazon rain forest, and triggered a new ice age that had been slowly transforming much of the planet into a frozen wasteland.
Yet a decade after the asteroid impact, a decline in volcanic activity seemed like a bright spot on the horizon. As volcanic eruptions decreased in intensity and frequency, recovery began as sunlight began to penetrate the thinning ash clouds. But the best intentions of the united humans appear threatened when the world’s largest super volcano begins smoldering with increasing ferocity, signaling an eruption that could finally annihilate the human race, once and for all.
About the Author: Thomas A. Cahill, Ph.D., is a professor of physics at the University of California, Davis. He is also the author of Annals of the Omega Project - a Trilogy; Ark: Asteroid Impact (Book 1 of the Ark Asteroid Trilogy); Ark: Diaspora (Book 2 of the Ark Asteroid Trilogy); and Greenhouse Redemption of the Planet Kraal.
The Avid Reader is happy to present "Rolf the Rascal Dog" and his pet human, "Grumpy," children’s picture book author Jack May for their book, Rolf’s Guide to Training Your Pet Human in downtown Davis, CA on National Pet Day, Saturday, April 11th at 2:00pm.
English Springer Spaniel Rolf, also known as “Rolf the Rascal Dog” has spent the last twenty-eight (dog) years living with humans. After all that time, Rolf believes he knows everything there is to know about training his pet human “Grumpy.” Join Rolf as he shares his favorite training methods with you.
Rolf has gotten May to fulfill to his every doggie wish, from belly rubs to chores around the house.
Lelani Fratis, CEO of the Placer SPCA, says “‘Rolf's Guide to Training Your [Pet] Human’ is a very entertaining children's book that will bring a lot of laughs from young and old.”
About the Author: “Co-author” and Rolf’s pet human Jack May grew up in Wisconsin, where he spent his childhood working on the family farm. He worked in sales and marketing until he took over as Kent Feeds president in 1994, and retired in 2002. He is also the author of the children’s picture book Jumpin’ Jackie: The Cow That Jumped Over the Moon and the inventor of Jackie’s Moon Jump Trainer, an agility-based toy for children that won the 2013 Top Toy of the Year Award from Creative Child Magazine. He lives in Roseville.