Marshmallow Book Release Party

Back in January, we reported on the upcoming marshmallow cookbook from local author Eileen Talanian.

Now, we got word about the book release party on Sunday, April 6 at Alison at Blue Bell:

On Sunday, April 6, author Eileen Talanian will celebrate the release of her second cookbook, Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats (Gibbs Smith, $18.95) with a Marshmallow & Wine Pairing Reception and Book Launch. The sweet event begins at 6 p.m. at Alison at Blue Bell (721 Skippack Pike; 215-641-2660) with a delightfully surprising tribute: Chef Alison Barshak, will use Talanian’s marshmallow recipes to create sweet and savory dishes that will be paired with beers and wines. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Talanian’s whimsical 4-color cookbook.

Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats embraces marshmallows in all forms: classic white or colorfully flavored, whimsically shaped or simply cubed. Barshak’s launch party reception will include such unusual items as Griddled Apple Marshmallow, Cheddar and Bacon Sandwich and Goat Cheese Croûtes, with Blood Orange, Rosemary and Zinfandel Fluff and more. Dessert will be a treat as well, featuring Toasted Coconut Marshmallows with Chocolate Dipping Sauce, among other surprise goodies. Wines and beers will be offered to complement these exciting dishes, and are included in the price.

Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats is 176 pages, including more than 100 recipes, and features spectacular full-color photos by Courtney Winston. Eileen Talanian’s first book, Chewy Cookies: America’s Comfort Food, established this entrepreneurial pastry chef and Pennsylvania resident as “The Cookie Queen.” She has served on the Philadelphia chapter Board of Directors of both the American Institute of Wine & Food and Les Dames d’Escoffier International; more information about her is available online at

Tickets to the Marshmallow & Wine Pairing Reception and Book Launch are available for $45 per person, and must be purchased in advance. Tax and gratuity are not included. Alison at Blue Bell is a 65-seat suburban bistro known for its contemporary American cuisine with Mediterranean, Southwestern and Asian influences, with an emphasis on seafood. For tickets, call Alison at Blue Bell at 215-641-2660.

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Marshmallow Book Release Party