I am looking forward to a busy culinary (and musical) season in 2020! Of course, who knows what will happen (I have already had a number of events canceled!), but here's the plan....
On Friday, May 29, at 5:30 p.m. (time subject to change) I'll be visiting the Moore Free Library in lovely Newfane, Vermont.
Did I mention that I sing as well as cook? I have two public concerts lined up for 2020. On Sunday, August 16, at 3 p.m. at the Federated Church in Charlemont, Massachusetts, pianist Jerry Noble and I will present a program of standards from the World War II era in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Japan.
And on Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m. at the same location we'll perform standards for the holidays. Each concert will raise money for a local charity (the first for Mohawk Trail Concerts; the second undecided as yet), and both are funded in part by the Charlemont-Hawley Cultural Council, a local arts group funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state organization.
I hope you'll stop by and sing along if you're in the neighborhood!
I love to speak to women’s clubs, libraries, senior centers, book clubs, and other groups. I also enjoy cooking and talking on television and on the radio.
I cook on Mass Appeal from time to time during the warmer months of the year. (You can see me below with co-hosts Alanna Flood and Danny New.) Guests are not allowed in the studio right now, but I should be phoning in a recipe or two very soon.
One librarian wrote in a thank-you note, “You had such a rapport with the audience it felt as though we all knew you.”
My favorite topics are the ways in which food can connect us to others through memory and the life lessons one can learn from cooking and caregiving. I also conduct recipe-writing workshops and organize evenings of group cooking. I'm articulate and funny (if not modest!), and I can always sing in a pinch!
If you’d like to have me talk to your group or your book club, please use the contact form on this site.
And now ... a little video! (You can see more of me on my YouTube channel!)
Below I prepare a spring favorite (dandelion greens!) on Mass Appeal. (I forgot to add salt to the dish on the air but urge you to add a little at home.) Please enjoy my hat!
I was also interviewed a few years back for the public-television program Making It Here. (You get to see my dear late mother Taffy in this clip!)
And a little audio, courtesy of the public-radio station WFCR/NEPR:
Here is what one Massachusetts minister wrote about one of my presentations:
It was an amazing program that Tinky Weisblat offered to our community about care-giving in general and about caring for family members with dementia, in particular.... Tinky read from her new book, Pulling Taffy: A Year with Dementia and Other Adventures. It is a year-long journal of family memories and daily stories about caring for Tinky’s mother, Jan (Taffy), in her apartment in Virginia near Tinky’s brother, and here in her home in Hawley. The book is loving and humorous and informative all at once. Others who came to the program shared their own experiences, and I realized how this is such an understated story.... Thank you, Tinky, for bringing the challenges of care-giving to our attention.