At the moment, we're unsure whether any of my culinary events will take place in 2021! I'll let you know as soon as something is sure. Meanwhile, be safe, cook and eat well, and don't forget to sing...
Speaking of singing, I do have one singing engagement confirmed for this year. Mohawk Trail Concerts plans a series of informal, outdoor concerts this summer. and the wonderful Jerry Noble and I will giving the last concert of the season, on Saturday, July 31, at 5 p.m. at the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont, Massachusetts. (The rain date is the following day at the same time.)
I can't wait! More details soon. All we know now is that it will be called Pandemonium (or maybe Pande-monium?) and will feature music we have been making at home with (alas) no one listening. The concerts are free, although donations to MTC are encouraged. Please bring a lawn chair. And if you care to nibble or drink during the concert, please bring along (and take home) your own refreshments.
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.) Guests are not allowed in the studio 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, most recently 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.