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Marina Delio

Area author will sign copies of her book, The Yummy Mummy Kitchen.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: Chaucer's Books, 3321 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures & Workshops: Book Signings

Description:

Inspired by her British grandma ("the original Yummy Mummy" and still the epitome of chic at ninety-two years old), Marina Delio has found her groove as a modern Yummy Mummy: a loving and devoted mom who values fitness and health and maintains style and grace, even with small children at home. Offering busy moms easy, irresistible recipes for every meal of the day and every season of the year, The Yummy Mummy Kitchen shows how healthy meals with small touches like sparkling cranberries and flower garnishes can make us all feel a little more glamorous amid the chaos of raising a family.

Focusing on quality, seasonal, local ingredients, Marina shares mostly meatless, produce-rich recipes that are sophisticated without being complicated. They're accompanied by life tips and timeless wisdom about the importance of establishing regular family dinners and traditions, teaching kids to respect and appreciate real food (she begs of you, do not hide pureed vegetables in their meals!), and engaging your children in the cooking process. Marina offers practical, time-saving hints for preparing make-ahead meals, stocking the freezer and the pantry for impromptu entertaining, and menu planning. She even shares the secrets behind fish that doesn't taste fishy, why every Yummy Mummy should keep a stash of chocolate in her nightstand, and where to find the most dazzling, classic red lipstick.

From cozy family breakfasts to playroom tea parties, moms' nights to date nights, you'll soon experience the joy and tremendous satisfaction of creating beautiful homemade meals and lasting memories that will nourish and comfort everyone you cherish most.

Marina Delio is a food stylist, photographer, and founder of the popular blog YummyMummyKitchen.com. She and her recipes have been featured in Cooking Light magazine, on Saveur.com and Glamour.com, and on The Martha Stewart Show. She also writes for Food & Home magazine. Marina, her husband, two daughters, and egg-laying chickens live in Santa Barbara, California.

Phone: 805-682-6787

Event posted March 12, 2013
Last updated March 12, 2013

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