Friday, April 30, 2010

Cooking with Sheila and Rob

I was up way before dawn pulling together my Easy Tortilla Soup and the
ingredients for Aunt Marno's Rum Raisin Dessert. Lots to DO at 5:00 a.m.!
Ed and I drove to the Studios at WXIX Fox 19 in downtown Cincinnati.
It is hard to find as it is on the western "spur" of West 7th Street.
We did get there and I got all of the food together for my on-air
demonstration. I had to laugh, it was a lot like 4H Food judging
at the Warren County Fair when Allison was a 4Her and we had to get up
way before dawn to gather up all the things she would need for the
food judging event.Funny - it was MY turn!
I had one burner to heat on at the station- so I heated up the
soup ( I made at home).It was a big hit with everyone there who tried it.
Also the dessert- which we made without ice cream as it had melted in the
cooler! Oh well- that's show biz. I can tell you that Sheila Gray is
just as pretty and nice in person as she is "on tv", Rob is so friendly,
as is Bruce ( the traffic guy). Frank is just as adorable too off camera
as on.. and it's too bad they are into hard news as Sarah Celi and Megan
Mongelo have lovely smiles you almost never see as they give the serious
news stories! Trust me - they both DO smile!
It was a great day over at WXIX and I hope that sometime I will get to
go back. These are great folks and I had a great time!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You Read it in the Enquirer !

April 28- Check out the Wed. FOOD Section in the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER..
CINCINNATI AND SOUP a review- by Polly Campbell- but no byline for this!!
My Hotel Sinton Spring Pea Salad recipe is featured.. which to my knowledge is
the first time it has ever been printed outside of my book.
This was given to me by a former Hotel Sinton employee who made this
salad for banquets at the hotel back in the 1960's.
Getting there:
If you are looking at all of this online- go to,
click the FOOD tab and then "Helpings".
I hope you will enjoy making this salad- it is great with
grilled chicken.

.. My neighbor, artist, Erin Beckloff is busy eating her tortellini
soup today.. she is making my cookbook in stages ala Julia and
Julie!! She is originally from Columbus although she has lived in
Cincinnati before. Erin is a big fan of the Blue Ribbon Tortellini
soup and so far she is really crazy about Mock Turtle Soup too.
I have fed her my soups for 2 winters now so she has had a real taste
of what is going IN to the cookbook.
Check out the salad in the Cincinnati Enquirer and enjoy !

Monday, April 26, 2010

Chatting with Jim Scott- WLW 700

Wow-- this was a big day- I finally got to chat with one of my radio "heros" Jim
Scott ! I have listened to Jim Scott for years-- I can say too that I "grew" up
listening to him as well. .. We chatted for about 5 minutes about the cookbook -
goetta, mock turtle soup and a bit about Cincinnati chili. You can tell that
Jim is a "Cincinnati" foodie-!! The interview will be on as many of you are
driving off to work- this Friday, April 30 between 5-9 a.m.
He told me my book is going NATIONAL -- now.. so many former Cincinnatians-
and new friends of Cincinnati food- and people who have visited here will now
be checking out "the blog". This is so cool.
I really think that this book will be a hit with U.C. , Miami, Xavier and
other college alums who have left the area and need a "fix" of Cincinnati
chili or goetta. Be sure to check my 1st blog for where you can get the book-
these are the ONLY places which are selling it at this time.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cincinnati and Soup: NEW BOOK- the Journey begins

CINCINNATI AND SOUP : Recipes from the Queen City and Great Soup-
this is the blog!
CINCINNATI AND SOUP , is a collection of classic Cincinnati recipes- like goetta and
chili and mock turtle soup, nostalgia , recipes from Ruth Lyons, Pogues, Hotel Sinton etc.
and great homemade soups. Graphic art by : Erin Beckloff. Mac Guffin Productions, Publisher.
Publication date is May 1, 2010.
This blog will follow my adventures as a new author, the book and of course tales of
recipes, "old Cincinnati" and likely some great soup along the way. Come back often and stay late.
Follow along with a copy of the book...

CINCINNATI AND SOUP:Recipes from the Queen City and Great Soup
can be purchased at:
Joesph Beth Booksellers : Rookwood Pavillion, Cincinnati Ohio:513-396-8960
Borders Books: Mason ,Ohio 513-740-0440
Borders Books: Eastgate (Ohio)513-943-0068
The Hamilton Co. Park District: Nature's Niche Stores : 513-923-3665
The Cincinnati Museum Center Shops : 513-287-7022
The Cincinnati Art Museum :513-639-2958


Book events:
The Official Cincinnati Book Launch
in Cincinnati:
Jos. Beth Booksellers: 7 p.m. June 14, 2010

Book Signings:

May 1,2010: Miller Ecological Park May 2,2010: Hamilton Co. Park : Farbach Werner
event: Warren Co. Historical Soc. Nature Preserve: Painted Pots Event: 1-3 p.m.
Annex. Lebanon,Ohio 1-3 p.m

May 8,2010

Borders Bookstore: Borders Bookstore:
Eastgate- Eastgate Blvd. Mason,Ohio- Deerfield Towne Center 1-3 p.m.
10-12 p.m..

Radio: WLW-700 TV: WXIX- TV- FOX 19 WCPO-TV- Ch 9
Jim Scott Sheila Gray 4/30: 8:15 a.m. Noon News 5/7-12:45 p.m.
4/26 - 10 :30 a.m.

.. sounds busy doesn't it .. ?? I look forward to talking with you about the book--
chat again with you soon !