Fireflies & Sparklelights

Fireflies & Sparklelights

Prairie Path Books Annex (map)

Get a Sneak Peek at our Hale Street Annex and help celebrate
our 4th Birthday!

Thursday, July 19, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
102 North Hale Street
Wheaton, IL

Enjoy Live Jazz
by Bill Riddle

$8/person
Includes snack and beverages provided by
our upstairs neighbor, Il Sogno!

Call the store to say you can come, (630) 765-7455!

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Mangia Italiana!  Cathy Cooks Pasta

Mangia Italiana! Cathy Cooks Pasta

Everyone is always impressed with Cathy at our PPB cooking demonstrations - so now by popular demand she will teach us how easy it is to make our own pasta.  We will have plenty of sauces on hand and learn the Italian rules of which noodle-shape goes with which sauce.  Ever clumsy, I will bring along different sorts of store-bought pasta in case I’m not coordinated enough - and we will decide by tasting whether organic is really better than generic after all.  We know for sure Cathy’s will be the winner of all!

Call the store to say you can come, (630) 765-7455! Payment is required for RSVP.

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Mangia Italiano!  Best Italian Home Cooks

Mangia Italiano! Best Italian Home Cooks

This fall we begin our year-long celebration of the art of Italian cooking!
PPB’s resident Italian chef, Cathy, is an expert at all things cookery but especially
her own native cuisine. Sandy learned to cook like an Italian as soon as she learned
that her fiancee’s name was Italia Troianello.  You will love the food and recipes
Cathy and Sandy hand-select from cookbooks by women who know their way around a home kitchen, and who carry forward generations of delicious, frugal
and meaningful Italian food + hospitality. 

$20/demo + $15 shopping credit per event ticket!

Call the store to say you can come (630) 765-7455! Payment required for RSVP.

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Cooking Demo/Cookbook Launch Party: Whiskey in a Teacup

Cooking Demo/Cookbook Launch Party: Whiskey in a Teacup

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Jenny and Sandy are excited to celebrate the Southern spunk of Reese Witherspoon with her new lifestyle + cookbook “Whiskey In A Teacup:  What Growing Up In The South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits” (releasing September 18).  Reese revered her grandmother Dorothea, who believed that it is a combination of beauty and strength that makes southern women “whiskey in a teacup” — delicate and maybe ornamental on the outside but strong and fiery on the inside.  Jenny and I love how Reese is modeling with her entrepreneurship that women can change the story by changing the storytellers, and this book is a tribute to her southern roots and female heritage.  Her essays are charming (my favorite might be the one about how everything you need to know about acting can come from repeated viewings of the beauty parlor scene in “Steel Magnolias”) and we can’t wait to share with you Reese and her favorite family recipes and hospitality habits — you’ll love this book.”

$47/person (includes a copy of the book). Payment required with RSVP.

Call the store to say you can come, (630) 765-7455! 

 

Mangia Italiano! Favorite Italian Chef's Restaurant Recipes

Mangia Italiano! Favorite Italian Chef's Restaurant Recipes

This fall we begin our year-long celebration of the art of Italian cooking!
PPB’s resident Italian chef, Cathy, is an expert at all things cookery but especially her own native cuisine. Sandy learned to cook like an Italian as soon as she learned that her fiancee’s name was Italia Troianello.  Together, as part of our series “Mangia Italiano!” we are excited to offer our favorite recipes from  America’s most established and beloved Italian restaurants that you can make at home. 

$20/demo + $15 shopping credit per event ticket!

Call the store to say you can come (630) 765-7455! Payment required for RSVP.

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Cooking Demo/Book Launch: Cooking Like A Pro

Cooking Demo/Book Launch: Cooking Like A Pro

“Since PPB opened in 2014 this is our THIRD Ina cookbook launch party. We’ve heard this could be her best yet.”  —Sandy

In her new cookbook, Cook Like a Pro, Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, so readers can cook with confidence no matter how much experience they have in the kitchen. As America’s most trusted and beloved cookbook author, Ina Garten--the Barefoot Contessa--has taught millions of people how to cook. A home cook at heart, Ina knows that cooking and entertaining can be difficult, so to make her recipes simple and streamlined, she tests and retests each recipe until it’s as straightforward and delicious as possible.

Beginner and advanced cooks alike will love Ina’s delectable recipes, and if you have questions along the way, don’t worry--Ina’s practical cooking advice talks you through every detail, as though she were right there by your side.

$10/person + purchase of “Cook Like A Pro”

Call the store to say you can come, (630) 765-7455!

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Mangia Italiano! Favorite Italian Chef's Restaurant Recipes

Mangia Italiano! Favorite Italian Chef's Restaurant Recipes

This fall we begin our year-long celebration of the art of Italian cooking!
PPB’s resident Italian chef, Cathy, is an expert at all things cookery but especially her own native cuisine. Sandy learned to cook like an Italian as soon as she learned that her fiancee’s name was Italia Troianello.  Together, as part of our series “Mangia Italiano!” we are excited to offer our favorite recipes from  America’s most established and beloved Italian restaurants that you can make at home. 

$20/demo + $15 shopping credit per event ticket!

Call the store to say you can come (630) 765-7455! Payment required for RSVP.

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Copy of Mangia Italiano!  Best Italian Home Cooks

Copy of Mangia Italiano! Best Italian Home Cooks

This fall we begin our year-long celebration of the art of Italian cooking!
PPB’s resident Italian chef, Cathy, is an expert at all things cookery but especially
her own native cuisine. Sandy learned to cook like an Italian as soon as she learned
that her fiancee’s name was Italia Troianello.  You will love the food and recipes
Cathy and Sandy hand-select from cookbooks by women who know their way around a home kitchen, and who carry forward generations of delicious, frugal
and meaningful Italian food + hospitality. 

$20/demo + $15 shopping credit per event ticket!

Call the store to say you can come (630) 765-7455! Payment required for RSVP.

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