This Thursday, June 14th, we will host a party for local author Kate Hopkin’s new book, Sweet Tooth: The History of Candy (7pm, 3400 Phinney N., free!). It’s a history of candy and how it evolved from medicine and luxury to corner store ubiquity. We sure enjoyed reading it--and not just because we’re featured in it!
Kate has lived in Seattle for nearly ten years, and in 2004 she created AccidentalHedonist.com, which has been a consistently popular blog on all manner of food and drink topics. She was able to parlay this wealth of knowledge into a first book--99 Drams of Whiskey.
“My goal of the blog was to explore the world, but I also found that of the many items that interested me most could be found in my own back yard. For example, chocolate from Theo,” says Hopkins. (Aw, Kate--we blush!)
Join us for a short reading, a Q&A with the author, and available for this night only, some of the confections described in the book will get the Theo treatment. For your consideration…
pictured: Pistachio & Cherry Torrone
Torrone: The grand daddy of nougat, Mediterranean of origin, primarily Spain and Italy. Nougat is a confection that in fresh form is a far cry from anything available for mass production. Our kitchen followed the traditional torrone base of honey, egg whites and sugar, but instead of the more common almonds, we used beautiful pistachios.
Wanna know more about it? Well, you’ll have to join us, AND buy the book.