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Lebanese cookbook by Maureen Abood

Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen has hit the ground running, and the events for the book are great fun. It’s been wonderful meeting many of you and sharing the path of my blog and book, and the delights of Lebanese cuisine. I would love to see you this summer at my events in Northern Michigan–check back for updates on new events that we’re planning for the fall!

The Rose Water & Orange Blossoms Event Schedule–I hope to see you there!

Harbor Springs, MI     July 10, Pier Restaurant & Between the Covers bookstore
Lebanese dinner, talk & signing; $55, 7:00 p.m.

Mackinac Island, MI    July 18th, Mackinac Public Library
Reading, signing, & Lebanese treats; free! 4:00 p.m.

Traverse City, MI     August 8th, Horizon Books
Reading & signing, 4:00 p.m.


New York City           June 14th, Contrada restaurant, East Village
Special menu, discussion, and book signing, 6:30 p.m.
RESERVATIONS, click here or call 212-260-8484

Chicago, IL                     June 7, Marcel’s Culinary Experience, Glen Ellyn
Lebanese cooking demonstration and book signing, 12-2 p.m.
RESERVATIONS, click here or call 630.790.8500

Chicago, IL                     June 7, Printer’s Row Lit Fest
Good Eating Stage, 4 p.m.
For more info, click here.

Chicago, IL                     April 28, The Chopping Block
Lebanese cooking class, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Santa Rosa, CA             April 29, Spinster Sisters Restaurant
Lebanese dinner, talk & signing, 6:00 p.m.

Sausalito, CA                 April 30, Cavallo Point Kitchen
Cooking demo & signing, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

San Francisco, CA        May 2, Omnivore Books on Food
Talk & signing, National Bookstore Day!, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Lansing, MI         May 6, Schuler Books & Music
Lebanese treats & signing, 7:00 p.m. Eastwood Towne Center

Lansing, MI                   May 7, Country Club of Lansing
Lebanese dinner, talk & signing; $35, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (open to public): 517-484-4567

East Lansing, MI         May 15, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
“The Art of Lebanese Cuisine,” Lecture, Lebanese food & drink, & signing, $35-$45, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

South Bend, IN             June 5, Saint Mary’s College Reunion
Cooking demo & signing, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Grand Rapids, MI       June 10, Schuler Bookstore (partnering with Art of the Table)
Cooking demo & signing, 7:00 p.m


Publicity Contacts: Seta Zink · Running Press · 215-567-5371 ·

Megan Swartz Gellert · Slice PR & Events · 206-538-0662·

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  1. Anna on April 15, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    We would love to see you in Seattle! I added your cookbook to my Wedding Registry- can’t wait start trying recipes straight from the book! Congratulations to you!

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 10:40 AM

      That’s so GREAT Anna–I’m honored! Thank you!

  2. Louise Aboud Persinger on April 15, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Any chance you’ll be coming to South Texas in the near future? My mother ordered three of your cookbooks – one for herself, my sister, and me. We all enjoy your blog and would be thrilled to meet you in person!

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM

      Oh Louise, I’d have loved to see all of you in South Texas! Please thank your mother for me for sharing the book with her daughters. I’m touched!

  3. SuzyM on April 15, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    No Suburban Detroit such as Birmingham, Troy or Rochester?!!

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM

      More soon on that, Suzy!

  4. Roma Elkouri on April 15, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Would love to see you in Oklahoma!

  5. Betty Tannous Daher on April 15, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    We would love to see you in the Boston, MA area, as well!! Love your blog!

  6. Laura on April 15, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    hmmm – what, you’re not coming to the Washington, D.C. area? Please come – lots of folks would love your cookbook here. Plus, I pre-ordered through Amazon, so I think that entitles me to make you come visit me! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Good luck in your endeavors!

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 2:36 PM

      Gosh, I’d love to Laura–if it doesn’t happen I’d be glad to send you a signed bookplate for your book if you’d like! Just send me your address here.

  7. db on April 15, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    Hello Maureen, very excited you’re coming to my (and your former!) town.

    For anyone else local, the May 6 event is at the Eastwood Schuler Books (which technically has a Lansing address)

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 2:35 PM

      Thank you–and changed that above to indicate Eastwood!

  8. Pat on April 15, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Great interview with Splendid Table. I hope to see you in Buffalo or Rochester some time.

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 2:34 PM

      Thank you very much, Pat!

  9. Angela on April 15, 2015 at 1:15 PM

    Wish you were coming to the Balt/Wash DC/VA area. 🙁
    Love your blog and your recipes! Would love to have you sign my cookbook!

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 2:33 PM

      Me too Angela, thank you–I would be more than happy and honored to send you a signed bookplate for your book though. Email me your address here.

  10. Jan on April 15, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Hi, just wanted to say that I would love to see you in Santa Rosa, but $100 per person is out of my budget. I will try to catch you in the City on the 2nd. Congratulations on your book; you must be so proud!

    • Maureen Abood on April 15, 2015 at 2:39 PM

      Jan, yes, they’re doing a high-end dinner that includes the book in the ticket–I will love seeing you on the 2nd if you can make it!

  11. Roger Toomey on April 16, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    It’s good to hear your voice. Kind of the opposite of listening to the radio where you hear the voice and imagine what the person must look like. We’ve seen your pictures but now we can put a voice with it. Wish I could get to one of your signings. I bought books for everyone in the family. A way of passing down the heritage.

    • Maureen Abood on April 16, 2015 at 11:02 AM

      How special Roger, thank you.

  12. Linda Johnson on April 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Oh Maureen!! I’m thrilled for you! And so excited to share your beautiful stories of food and family with your Naples fans. Congratulations!!!

    • Maureen Abood on April 16, 2015 at 11:01 AM

      Thanks so much Linda!

  13. Jody on April 16, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    I got my copy today from Amazon. Love it!

  14. Anne Marie Lasher on April 17, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Where is your Los Angeles signing? I can help if you need.

  15. Rina on April 17, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Hi Love!!! I can’t wait to get my copy!!!!!! There will be at least one of your books in Seoul, South Korea!!!! Mine!!!! XOXOXOXO You are a ROCKSTAR!!!!! Good luck with all of your fun and exciting events!!!! Wish I could join you!

  16. Joe Joseph on April 18, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Maureen, I received my copy today and spent an hour or so just leafing through it. The introduction alone is worth the price. The recipes, the stories, and anecdotes bring back memories for me of growing up in a Lebanese household and also imparting the same warmth and culture to my own kids. I will be buying a copy for each of them. Also, nice to see a shout-out in the book to your cousin Jim. If you have an event in Phoenix or San Diego I will try to attend.

  17. Nadine on April 26, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Just ordered you book from Amazon Germany. Was so thankful to find it there! Can’t wait to have it!

    • Maureen Abood on April 26, 2015 at 8:56 AM

      Wonderful, thank you!

  18. SallyBR on May 4, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Hello, Maureen!

    I got your book (Kindle version) the day it was released by amazon, and really love it!

    would you allow me to publish one recipe from it in my blog? It is your White Asparagus with Pistachios (although I used blood orange olive oil instead of pistachio oil to accommodate what I had in my pantry…)

    if you want to visit my blog before giving me permission, here is the link

    thank you!

  19. Lauren on May 11, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    I would love to get a personalized copy for a friend who is also Lebanese. Is this possible? There aren’t any book signings in MA. Thank you!

  20. Julia Johnson on June 1, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Did I miss the LA signing??

    • Maureen Abood on June 4, 2015 at 6:25 AM

      Julia, thank you–we didn’t do a signing in L.A.! But I was delighted to be on Evan Kleinman’s Good Food L.A. radio program (listen here).

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