Behind The Brands and Boffins Books are delighted to present an evening with Annabel Crabb to launch her latest release Special Guest.
About the event:
Your ticket includes a welcome drink and canapes on arrival followed by an in conversation with Annabel Crabb. The evening will finish up with some networking and book signing.
Can’t make it? Boffins Books will happily have a copy of Annabel’s book Special Guest signed for you. Simply contact Boffins Books on 93215755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the book:
Special Guest is a gentle guide to turning easy basic fare into something of a celebration. For when you want to say to your friends with their spouses and ten small children, ‘Why don’t you stay for lunch?’ without hating yourself afterwards. Learn the lesson of ‘one splendid thing done well’ without regard to the hundred other things, and call the day a success. Pick up some pointers for the modern conundrum that is cooking for people with seemingly incompatible dietary requirements.
If you are someone who prepares for guests by sweeping bills, laundry and newspapers behind sofa cushions, take heart! It’s possible to be an imperfect host, but happily so.
The essential ingredient is not, paradoxically, the food, nor the perfect house to host in, but the sentiment you convey when you open the door. Do your eyes say: ‘I like you and I enjoy your company,’ or does a weepy cloud of visceral horror descend as pine nuts burn gently in the kitchen?
Hosting your friends is not about showing off; it is about delighting others. Your dining table might be decorated with a pile of unmatched socks and kids’ homework, but that’s no reason not to invite friends in for a chat, a sit-down and something delicious to eat.
About Annabel & Wendy:
Annabel Crabb is one of Australia’s most loved TV and media personalities. She is a Walkley-award-winning political journalist and host of her own ABC TV shows The House and Kitchen Cabinet. Annabel is in constant demand to host, lecture, give keynotes, and other appearances for everything from writers’ festivals to restaurant awards. Her tweets reach an audience of over 470,000 and she has a top-ranking podcast with fellow ABC journalist Leigh Sales, for which she is hounded by ‘Chat 10 Looks 3’ groupies. Usually they’re offering cake.
Wendy Sharpe is Annabel’s oldest friend from preschool days. She and Annabel have delivered countless meals and edible care packages to each others’ houses when living in any of three common cities over the years. Wendy is a recipe consultant on Kitchen Cabinet, fellow baking tragic and mother of three. She lives in London.