The food: WASP comfort food, Glenwood Treasure style
My friend Jane Drake, a successful and prolific writer of children’s non-fiction books, recently invited me to speak to a group of friends gathered in Toronto from Texas, New Hampshire, New York, Utah, Ohio, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Indiana.
In advance, they had all read The Glenwood Treasure, bless them, so I not only gave a talk about the book, I led them on a mini walking tour to three of the book’s key Rosedale locations: Chorley Park, the Toronto Brickworks and Summerhill Market.
In between the talking and walking, though, Jane served a lovely lunch, which she thoughtfully and cleverly based on a menu described in my novel as a WASPy mother character’s idea of comfort food: quiches and salads and brown bread and the requisite side of smoked salmon.
The weather was fine for our walk, the company gracious and attentive, (they bought more books, too!) and the comfort food was delicious – it was a great day to be a writer.