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Join Me! Washington, DC Talk & Book Signing at Politics & Prose

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If you’re in the Washington, DC metro area, please join me for a talk and book signing on Sunday, April 8th from 5-6PM at Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC). We will have advance copies of the book available for purchase! Space is limited — get the details and RSVP here. (Event is free.) I hope to meet you soon!


  • Hi Jenn,
    I was wondering if your book tour is bringing you to NJ? Thanks!

    • Hi Linda, I’m working with my publisher right now to determine where I will be headed for book signings. Once I know exactly where I will be, I’ll definitely be promoting it on the blog. Thanks for inquiring – I truly appreciate your support!

  • Jen,

    I cannot stress enough how thankful I am to have found your recipes. As a young, aspiring scholar, working woman, and wife, I am so impressed with all you’ve managed to accomplish while eating well, raising a family and creating your brand. Currently, I am trying to get into Graduate school but am putting away a few shekels at a time to buy your book because there is no doubt in my mind it is worth it, and want to show my thanks & sincere appreciation by supporting you for creating or adapting theses delicious recipes. I thought I had to choose between being a working woman or a delicious family chef, however, you’ve taught me I can be both and ALSO the hostess with the mostess!

    A sincere thanks,
    -A friend from the Great White North

    • — Alexandra Montoya
    • Reply
    • Thanks so much for your note and your kind words – so glad that the recipes have made you feel successful in the kitchen despite juggling all your other responsibilities. You made my day! ❤️

  • I will be there! It’s only fair since you’ve made me look like a good cook so-so-so many times!

    • 🙂 I look forward to meeting you!!

  • Looking forward to when your book will arrive here in Canada. I checked with my local bookstore and they show an April 24th release date.

    • — Jill widdowson
    • Reply
    • Thanks for your support, Jill — Hope it becomes an often-used resource in your kitchen!! 💕

  • Jen, not only are your recipes completely reliable and exactly what my family wants to eat, but the way you explain the steps with the beautifully informative photos — that is an education. Over the years, reading your blog has taught me how to cook. Thank you and congratulations on the book! Mazel tov. Can’t wait to see it!

    • Thanks so much for your support, Patricia – you made my day! ❤️

  • Congratulations on your cookbook Jen, an honor well deserved! Any plans to make a stop in Seattle?

    • Hi Maggie, Thanks for the well wishes! I’m working with my publisher to determine locations for my book signing; I will publicize it on the blog once the schedule is firmed up! 🙂

  • Are you coming to Charlotte, NC, I hope!!! Park Road Books would be a neat setting or Sur la Table.

    • — Janet Lefkowitz
    • Reply
    • Hi Janet, I’m still in the process of figuring out where I’ll be traveling for book signings – thanks for your support and your suggestion!! 🙂

  • I love your recipes, and am looking forward to the cookbook. I’m planning on joining with my sister to whom I’ve raved about your site. Just to double check, no current plans to do this in Alexandria VA?

    • Hi Janet, Thank you! As of right now, no plans to be in Alexandria. I will be at Le Creuset in Bethesda on May 5th though. Hope to meet you and your sister soon!

      • Only two more days til I can get your cookbook and hear you at Politics and Prose! I’m so excited for the advance copy of the cookbook. I made three of your dishes tonight and all fabulous! : )

        • Yay! Can’t wait to meet you, Janet! 🙂

  • I’m hoping you will be in the DC area on another date in the near future because I can’t be there on April 8th! So sad about this! Love your recipes! Waiting for my copy of your cookbook!

    • Hi Susan, I’ll be at Le Creuset in Bethesda on May 5th and at Kramerbook’s at some point, too – more details soon!

  • Congratulations on your new cookbook Jenn! I am a huge fan of you and your recipes. Every recipe I’ve tried has been perfect and delicious. My husband and kids love them too! Thanks for making me look good. 😊 Let me know if you’re coming to Orlando.

    • — Rachel Moskowitz
    • Reply
    • Thanks, Rachel – I’m so glad you like the recipes and truly appreciate the support!! 💕

  • Best of luck on your first Book signing event! Happy your cookbook dream has come true! Lucky for all of us. Definitely planning to gift your book to myself and many friends and relatives! I so enjoy receiving your email each week and reviewing your site for inspiration. Your recipe steps are impeccable!

    • — Joann Ianniello
    • Reply
    • Thanks so much for your support, Joann! xoxo

  • Are you coming to the West Coast for a book signing and tour?

    • Hi Anna, I know I’ll be in LA around June 20th – more details to come!

  • Wish I could be there. Maybe my daughter in law will be able to make it. Come to Long Island!!!

    • — Ellen Bernstein
    • Reply
    • Thanks Ellen – I wish you could be there too!! 🙂

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