BOOK SIGNING + COLORING: Grab your Crayolas and head to 57th Street Books on Saturday March 26 where author Jessie Kanelos Weiner returns home for a coloring event and signing of her new book, Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables. The Chicago native who currently lives in Paris is also a food illustrator who has worked for Nespresso, Kellogg’s and more. 2 p.m. Free.
About the book: Coloring books for adults are all the rage these days. The provide hours of entertainment, allow us to relax, and explore our creative side. For all food lovers comes Edible Paradise: A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables. This beautiful, artfully illustrated coloring book is an enchanting journey to discovering the seasonal delicacies found in forests, fields, gardens, and urban farm stands. The user will get lost in the intricate and hypnotizing details of delectable images of strawberry patches, bouquets of fresh herbs, beehives and honeybees, fall harvest baskets, and nuts rolling on the forest floor. This tactile and creative activity book encourages participants to turn off their screens and de-stress, and perhaps inspires them to take out their gardening gloves to plant some radishes or to take a trip to the farmer’s market.
So dig out the colored pencils, pens and ink, and watercolor paints—Edible Paradise is a treat for the senses, guaranteed to inspire home cooks, nature enthusiasts, gardeners, and parents wanting to encourage their children to appreciate the wonders of nature’s bounty.
About the author: Illustrator, food stylist and author Jessie Kanelos Weiner is best known for her vibrant watercolor illustrations and fine line coloring books. She works for international clients including Nespresso, Kellogg’s, Rizzoli and the Hachette Book Group among many others. Her work has appeated in international style publications Vogue, T Magazine, Cherry Bombe, Le Nouvel Observateur and M Le Magazine du Monde. Jessie writes and illustrates a popular blog about her life called thefrancofly.com. She has written a handful of cookbooks, including a collection of American family recipes adapted to French tastes Pâtisseries et gâteaux d’Amérique (Marabout). Her latest book Edible Paradise : A Coloring Book of Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables (Rizzoli’s Universe Imprint), intricately explores the edible plant kingdom.
A Chicago native, Jessie currently lives and works in Paris, France.