Book Signing: Malvern Farmers Market
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Book Signing: Malvern Farmers Market

  • Malvern Farmers Market @ Burke Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm excited to join my farmer and producer friends at Malvern Farmers Market for an upcoming book signing. I'll be slinging & signing books from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the market, and best of all, you'll have your chance to pick up your share of scrapple and maple syrup from amazing local vendors.

Malvern Farmers Market is located at Burke Park (Roberts Rd. & S Warren Ave.)

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Book Signing: Down Home Diner
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Book Signing: Down Home Diner

  • Down Home Diner @ Reading Terminal Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm excited to collaborate with one of my favorite scrapple-slinging restaurants, Down Home Diner, for a fun-filled book signing on Friday, June 15, 10 a.m.–noon. (For all who have picked up a copy of the book, the restaurant's story is embedded within some of my pages.) 

Together, along with Reading Terminal Market neighbor, PA General Store, we'll be hosting a book signing at the restaurant itself. Come by for your copy of "Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History," or treat your taste buds to samples of Down Home's scrapple fries served with PA General Store's perfect trio of condiments: whiskey barrel-aged maple syrup, apple butter and mustard. Even more fun is that the store will be sampling their chocolate scrapple, and what could be more fun than that?!

Additionally, come by to enter our scrapple raffle! The gift basket will featured a signed copy of my book, plus other accompaniments to make all your scrapple dreams come true!

Come hungry—& stay for breakfast and/or lunch (trust me—they're the city's pros on cooking scrapple & the rest of their menu is as enjoyable).

Down Home Diner is located within the Reading Terminal Market, at 51 N. 12th St. in Center City Philadelphia. (RSVP to the signing via Facebook)

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Book Signing: Downingtown Farmers Market
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Book Signing: Downingtown Farmers Market

  • Downingtown Farmers Market @ Kerr Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm excited to join my farmer and producer friends at Downingtown Farmers Market for an upcoming book signing. I'll be slinging & signing books from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the market, and best of all, you'll have your chance to pick up your share of scrapple and maple syrup from an amazing local vendor.

Downingtown Farmers Market is located in Kerr Park (Pennsylvania Ave. next to the Veteran's Memorial).

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The History of Scrapple and the Cuisine of the Pennsylvania Dutch
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

The History of Scrapple and the Cuisine of the Pennsylvania Dutch

Please join the Lions Club of Lancaster at the Hamilton Club of Lancaster for an evening of Pennsylvania Dutch delights. Yours truly will be the night's speaker, allowing attendees to take a delicious walk through scrapple's history. The Hamilton Club's chef also has a delightful themed menu as part of the event. Menu as follows:

Appetizer: Crispy Cheese and Scrapple Flatbread

Salad: Head of Lettuce Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing and Chow Chow garnish served with Potato Rolls and Apple Butter

Entree: PA Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

Dessert: Shoofly Pie 

Parting Gift: Whoopie Pies

More information on the Lions Club available here.

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Scrapple Dinner at Hamilton Club of Lancaster
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Scrapple Dinner at Hamilton Club of Lancaster

I'm excited to announce I will be collaborating with the Hamilton Club of Lancaster for a Scrapple Dinner & Presentation. Join me as I walk attendees through the history of scrapple, discussing how the iconic breakfast meat has stood the test of time—and more importantly, become "hip" along the way. Night's schedule will be as follows:

  • 5:30-6 p.m. Social Hour
  • 6:30-7:15 Presentation by yours truly!
  • 7:15 Dinner featuring famous scrapple recipes

Cost is $35 per person. More information available at: hamiltonclub.org

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Radio Appearance on "Straight Talk" with host Nick Lawrence on WEEU
Jan
7
to Jan 8

Radio Appearance on "Straight Talk" with host Nick Lawrence on WEEU

I am excited to appear on Nick Lawrence's "Straight Talk" program on WEEU. Catch me chatting for an hour on all things scrapple, growing up Pennsylvania Dutch, and fun facts from my book.

You can listen live by tuning to 830AM in the greater Philadelphia area or CLICK HERE to stream live.

The program will also be available for later listening via podcast—which will be loaded here following its original air date.

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Radio Appearance on "Small Bites" on Wildfire Radio
Jan
7
6:35 PM18:35

Radio Appearance on "Small Bites" on Wildfire Radio

I'm excited to be a guest on Sunday's episode of Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com. The weekly radio show, on Wildfire Radio, is a food hospitality-based program that airs live Sundays from 6:35–7:35 p.m. EST as hosted by featuring Glenn Gross, of Fat Jacks BBQ and BBQ Pitmasters, and Derek Timm, freelance writer, food critic and restaurant consultant.

 

LISTEN LIVE HERE

Additional guests on Sunday's program include:

  • Karen Page, writer of "Kitchen Creativity: Unlocking Culinary Genius with Wisdom, Inspiration, and Ideas from the World's Most Creative Chefs”
  • Chef Clark Gilbert of White Dog Cafe
  • Melissa Elders of Nibble+squeak

Learn more about this week's show here and here.

Hope to delight you with some scrapple speak!

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Scrapple Brunch & Signing at A Culture Factory
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Scrapple Brunch & Signing at A Culture Factory

I couldn't be more thrilled to be collaborating with the incredibly inspirational and super-talented chef and kombucha producer, Olga of Baba's Bucha. I'll be visiting her Culture Factory for a pop-up scrapple brunch and book signing. You will not want to miss this event—full menu to come!

Parking available. More info on a Culture Factory online or on Facebook.

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Book Signing at Antietam Valley Farmers' & Artists' Market
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Book Signing at Antietam Valley Farmers' & Artists' Market

  • Antietam Valley Recreation Center @ Carsonia Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'm excited to join fellow local authors for a book signing at the Antietam Valley Farmers' & Artists' Winter Market. We'll be offering books for sale and signing from 9 a.m.–noon at the Antietam Valley Recreation Center at Carsonia Park. Additional craft and food vendors will be a part of the event.

Visit Antietam Farmers Market Facebook for more details.

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Scrapple Brunch at Stickman Brews
Nov
26
12:00 PM12:00

Scrapple Brunch at Stickman Brews

Couldn't be more excited for one serious scrapple-meets-coffee-meets-beer event at Royersford's Stickman Brews. My friends at Gourmand Food Truck will be featuring one mighty scrapple-infused menu, while I'll be slinging and signing books. It gets better ... I will also be sampling South Philly-roasted Herman's Coffee, and even cooler, Stickman will tap their exclusive collab, Muffin Top, a Belgian stout with coffee, for your enjoyment. 

For more info, follow Stickman Brews on Facebook or visit them online

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BOOK SIGNING AT SHORTY'S SUNFLOWER CAFE
Nov
25
8:00 AM08:00

BOOK SIGNING AT SHORTY'S SUNFLOWER CAFE

I'm thrilled to be able to collaborate with one of my most favorite brunch spots, Shorty's Sunflower Cafe, for a fun-filled brunch book signing. Swing by for brunch and sample the most delicious breakfast stack, the Flying Dutchman—a dish I referenced in Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History—and also find me slinging & signing my book's in the cafe's event room. Consider this a perfect stop as your Christmas shopping kicks into high gear!

Find Shorty's Sunflower Cafe at: 1494 North Charlotte Street in Pottstown

Can't wait to see you there!

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Book Signing at Firefly Bookstore
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Book Signing at Firefly Bookstore

I'm excited to introduce Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History to the town of Kutztown, Pa at the fabulous Firefly Bookstore. Please join me for a fun author meet and greet and book signing. I would love to talk scrapple with each and every one of you! Additionally, rumor has it that scrapple samples will be made available!

Find the bookstore at: 271 W Main St, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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Scrapple Ice Cream Sandwich Social & Book Signing at Franklin Fountain
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Scrapple Ice Cream Sandwich Social & Book Signing at Franklin Fountain

I couldn't be more excited to collaborate with Franklin Fountain, Philly's ice cream kingpins—who are equally enthusiastic about Pennsylvania Dutch culture—for a fun-filled book signing. We'll transform for the old-time ice cream parlor into a Dutch wonderland, featuring scrapple ice cream sandwiches built with house-made scrapple ice cream on toasted corncakes and books for sale. You have never experienced scrapple like this before! Books for sale at $20 a piece.

Find Franklin Fountain at: 116 Market Street in Philadelphia's Old City neighborhood

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Chewy's Food Truck Pop-Up & Book Signing at Herman's Coffee
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

Chewy's Food Truck Pop-Up & Book Signing at Herman's Coffee

Please join me for a fun-filled scrapple sandwich pop-up at Herman's Coffee. From 9:30-11:30 a.m., we're inviting Chewy's Food Truck on-site to sling his stellar breakfast sandwiches—scrapple included, of course—and I'll be signing copies of my book. Don't skip trying an espresso tonic or seasonal latte with your porky 'wich.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Find me at: Herman's Coffee, 1313-17 South 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

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HAPPY HOUR BOOK SIGNING AT URBAN VILLAGE
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

HAPPY HOUR BOOK SIGNING AT URBAN VILLAGE

My friends at Urban Village Brewing Company are hosting a happy hour book signing with yours truly on Thursday, October 19 from 5-7 p.m. Come meet & greet with me, talk scrapple and get a book signed! (Special book rate of $20 per person at the event.) 

For the event, Urban Village’s chef, Chris Davis, will prepare a one-night-only special scrapple pizza featuring the beloved breakfast meat. The brewery’s standard happy hour specials will be in effect from 5-7 p.m, as well, with beers are marked down ($1.50 for a 4 oz. taster, $3 for half pints and $5 for full pours) and a selection of four happy hour pizzas available at $10 a pop.

Find Urban Village at: The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

 

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Scrapple Spectacular
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Scrapple Spectacular

Amy Strauss, author of upcoming Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History, visiting Grain KSQ on Sunday, October 15th for a day of Scrapple Flavored Fun! 

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen will be hosting a conversation, book signing and cooking demonstration with Philadelphia Food and Drink writer - Amy Strauss, author of upcoming book, Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History on Sunday, October 15th. The one day brunch event will include special scrapple creations and related beverages by Dogfish Head Brewery.

Grain’s Executive Chef Jim Berman will bring together the worlds of Pennsylvania Dutch and Kennett Square with a live cooking demonstration to create a unique scrapple mushroom brunch dish upstairs at the beautiful glass enclosed dining area, known as 410@Grain.

During Grain’s brunch, from 10-2:30, Chef and Ms Strauss have created unique, scrapple themed additions to the brunch menu. In 2016, Elle Decor Magazine awarded Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen as having one of America’s fifty greatest brunches. No reservations will be accepted, and all ages are welcome.

Confirm your attendance on Facebook.

Find Grain KQ at: 108 W State Street, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 

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Apple-Scrapple Festival
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Apple-Scrapple Festival

Bridgeville, Delaware—the home of Rapa Scrapple—holds another scrapple claim to fame: the town hosts the annual Apple Scrapple Festival. (The town also hosts the World Championship Punkin Chunkin contest. Weird place.) The apple-meets-scrapple celebration brings more than 40,000 food lovers out for a two-day festival. I will be on-site on Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., signing my books!

Come join me for some scrapple fun! Be sure to save room for the all-you-can-eat scrapple breakfast and watch the Little Miss Apple Scrapple pageant and the Scrapple Sling.

More info.

Find it at: 311 Market Street, Bridgeville, Delaware

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