- Jan 8th, The Martha Stewart Show
- Jan 22nd, bonappetit.com podcast, Family Meals
- Minichefnyc cooking class
- Children’s Museum of Manhattan-event date tbd
- UJA Purim Event, April
- Oct 4th, NY Press event at the Chelsea Market (www.chelseamarket.com)
- Oct 5th, Days of Taste at PS 58! (www.aiwf.org/site/days-of-taste.html)
- Oct 10th, 5:00 PM, Lord & Taylor Bridgewater Benefit Bash, in Bridgewater, CT
- Nov 1, 5:00 PM, Lord & Taylor Ridgewood Benefit Bash, in Ridgewood, NJ
- Nov 7, 3:00 PM, Lord & Taylor Eastchester Benefit, in Eastchester, NY
- Nov 15th, 3:00 PM, Lord & Taylor Stamford Benefit, in Stamford, CT
- Sept 8th, 3PM, book tour launch with a book signing at Barnes and Noble in Park Slope, Brooklyn, 267 7th Avenue
- Sept 10th, NBC's Today Show view show>>
- Sept 10th, 3:30PM, Divalyssious Moms event (www.divalyssciousmoms.com) at MoonSoup
- Sept 15th, 9:30AM, Keplers Books, family brunch at the Left Bank in Menlo Park, CA (www.keplers.com)
- Sept 16th, 4PM, Mrs Dalloways, Berkeley, CA (www.mrsdalloways.com)
- Sept 17th, Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
- Sept 18th, 3:30PM, Mad Hatter tea party at The Left Bank, Larkspur, CA
- Sept 18th, 7:30PM, Copperfields Books cupcake decorating, Petaluma, CA (www.copperfields.booksense.com)
- Check back for more events and updates
- Kitchen Playdates by Lauren Bank Deen is based on a situation that every parent will recognize: Once you have kids, your Saturday night just isn't the same anymore. If you're nostalgic for the days of long, leisurely dinners with plenty of grown-up conversation, you need a kitchen playdate. Invite over your friends and their kids to cook, play, eat, and drink. The food is definitely family friendly but has enough sophistication to keep everyone happy.
Victoria von Biel, executive editor, Bon Appétit
- Despite the fact that I don't have children, I LOVE this book--now that I've had a good look through, I'm loath to let it go to my friend Robin. It turns out, the recipes are terrific for adults, too! If you have kids and like to entertain, you need this book. If you don't have kids but love to cook easy recipes with interesting and sophisticated flavors, you should deeply consider buying this book. I just ordered another copy for Robin because mine's staying right here.
Melissa Clark, epicurious.com
Yahoo Food Blog
- Real Tips for Cooking with Kids: With Author Lauren Deen
Lauren Deen, author of Kitchen Playdates, offers three great tips for getting the most out of your cooking-with-kids experience:
Try Lauren's parmesan chicken finger recipe with your children or friends.
Yahoo Food Blog
- Set up ahead of time. You can put older kids to work, but it may be easier to lay out all the necessary ingredients and kitchen tools for younger chefs.
- Sneak in some lessons. Measuring ingredients is a perfect way to reinforce math skills. You can also make it a point to build hand skills and confidence while whipping up a delicious meal.
- Fill up on fruit, not on treats. For her picnic lunch, Lauren packed frozen grapes, which double as an extra ice pack and make a refreshing and healthy summer snack.