I recently launched my new book, Pot Luck: Random Acts of Cooking. I have been busy talking about it (and other books) in 2023,
I met with the ladies of the Woman's Club in Sunderland, Massachusetts. I Zoomed into New Jersey, courtesy of the Leonia Public Library and Senior Center. I also served up some rhubarb treats at the Williams Bookstore in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
I served nibbles at Bartleby's Books in Wilmington, Vermont, and met with the Cookbook Club at the Southwick (MA) Public Library to chat and eat food from my books. Finally, I put in an appearance at the Season Kickoff at Apex Orchards in Shelburne, Massachusetts, where I both served nibbles and judged an apple recipe contest.
Things are calming down this year (when the weather gets colder, I stay home more)--but if you plan WAY ahead, I'll be at the Athol (Massachusetts) Public Library reading and serving nibbles on April 4, 2024, at 6 p.m.! Please join us if you are around
Be safe, cook and eat well, and don't forget to sing...
Speaking of singing, Jerry Noble and I just presented a fun historical concert on Saturday, July 29, It was a fundraiser for Mohawk Trail Concerts. We plan to return to the stage in Carlemont, Massachusetts for a holiday concert on Saturday, December 16, at 2 p.m. (The snow day--brr!--will be Sunday, December 17.)
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, a Western Massachusetts lifestyle program from time to time. (You can see me below with co-hosts Alanna Flood and Danny New.) I'm not going into the studio very often right now, but I send in videos to be aired every few weeks.
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:
In the spring of 2018 I talked about RHUBARB (natch!) with Carrie Healy. Of course, we had to do a little baking. And in I stop by from time to time to record a commentary or two, including a remembrance of my grandmother's favorite soup.
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.