The hours prior to the "Park City Soup Crawl" unveiling were not uneventful! Chelsea Haviland Miskin of the Park City TV's Mountain Morning Show hosted Ski Town Soups and me for a sit-down chat, pictured below. We talked traveling, inspiration, and recipes ... I believe I made her and her co-host, Joe Davis, very hungry with the mouth-watering soup recipes from the book.
In the early afternoon, I trekked to downtown Salt Lake City, praising the good weather as I drove. I appeared on CBS-KUTV 2News with Mary Nickles to promote the upcoming Park City event, pictured below.
The 1st Annual Park City Soup Crawl along Main Street commenced at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 19. I began my signing adventure at La Niche (401 Main St.) - a home shop with European treasures and a delightful espresso and gelato bar. Jane Schaffner welcomed me into her boutique, while the sweet smell of espesso and candles enveloped me. At La Niche, the featured soup was from Uptown Fare. Karleen Reilly ladled her fabulous Southwestern Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup, which appears on pages 154 - 155 in the Ski Town Soups cookbook. (Photo below: Karleen Reilly - Uptown Fare, Jane Schaffner - La Niche, Jennie Iverson - Ski Town Soups)
The next signing location was Dolly's Bookstore (510 Main St.), which has devoted patrons, all of whom are very chatting and charismatic. The buzz at Dolly's was second to none! Along with the Ski Town Soups signing, Dolly's highlighted 2 tantalizing concoctions. Riverhorse on Main's Executive Chef - Seth Adams served his refreshing Roasted Corn and Vegetable Gazpacho, which appears on pages 206 - 207. Alongside of Chef Adams, Chef Roger Laws from Done to Your Taste Catering offered his Creamy Toasted Coconut and Pumpkin Soup. Chef Roger Laws was formerly at Zoom and was featured in the Ski Town Soups cookbook with his White Bean Pancetta & Chipotle Garlic Black Bean Yin & Yang Soup (pages 20 - 21).
With this crowd of individuals, the time flew by. It was fantastic to meet locals and travelers, alike. The air was sparked with all-consuming praise for the three showcased soups! So, this 1st Annual Park City Soup Crawl was a major success, if I do say so myself! 2nd Annual, anyone?
The featured photo is courtesy of Park Record.