Parsnip lovers rejoice! My recipe for maple-parsnip cake is in the November 2014 issue of Parents magazine. It's on newsstands now if you're interested in checking it out (picture p. 136, recipe p. 174). What's that you say, you don't like parsnips and especially not in cake? Don't be ridiculous. It tastes just like carrot cake. It's perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday table and kids can do all the decorating.
Speaking of holiday tables, I'll be at the historic Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum in New Bedford this Saturday 11/15 at 11:30am to talk about my cookbook. It's part of a larger exhibit on entertaining and holiday tablescapes. You can walk around the mansion and check out the festive displays to get some ideas for your holiday table. I, for one, will be taking notes. I don't exactly have a flair for decorating. We're lucky if we get the forks and knives on the correct side of the plate around here. But I'll be talking about seasonal, low-stress baking for the holidays and winter in general. Afterwards, there's a luncheon and the caterer will be serving a dessert from the cookbook. Probably one that's parsnip-free. Last I heard, apples were involved. Reservations are required for this event. The cost is $40 for museum admission, author talk, and luncheon. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Click here for more information.
Hope to see some folks there!