Monday, December 7, 2009

Ad Hoc Book Signing


Yesterday, my friend Susan and I waited in line in 41 degree weather for almost two hours (OK, we were indoors half of the time) to buy Ad Hoc At Home and have it autographed by Thomas Keller. Even though we were told he wouldn't do personal photos, yadda yadda, he was delightful in person and insisted on personal photos. If you bought Ad Hoc at Williams-Sonoma, he would sign it and any of his other cookbooks, regardless of where they were purchased. As you can see above, his signature is a beautiful addition to a fantastic cookbook. He was gracious and kind, and as down to earth as his food is ethereal.

8 comments:

Megan said...

I just absconded with my mother's copy of Ad Hoc. I think the first thing I'm going to make are the chocolate chip cookies.

Teanna DiMicco said...

I'm surprised he wouldn't do pictures! But at least you got the autograph! And I'm sure it's filled with wonderful recipes!

margot said...

How exciting! I wanted to see him at Omnivore Books this weekend but had other commitments. Enjoy your book!

Tracey said...

Lucky you!!

Me! said...

congrats! i ate at ad hoc while on vacation a couple months ago and it was wonderful. we happened to go on fried chicken night so even better!

Nancy/n.o.e said...

Wow, I'm green with envy!! That is the best cookbook; I've loved everything I've tried so far. The signature is worth the wait, I'd say.

Kayte said...

OMW, there are no words adequate enough...so cool to get to see that, thanks for sharing.

Diana's Cocina said...

I just bought this book. Really excited about it. What have you cooked from it?