Giveaway Day 2! Phil Pickle – the next Big Dill

We’re counting down to the launch of our new children’s picture book, Phil Pickle, by Kenny Herzog and illustrated by Kelly Canby. Enter for your chance to win an autographed copy signed by the author, Kenny Herzog! (Winner will be chosen on March 15th.)Phil_4-March 11

About the book

Phil Pickle lived in a pickle jar—and was meant to share the same fate as all the other pickles he lived with—next to a burger and fries on a plate. But Phil Pickle is like no other pickle you’ve ever seen. He has big dreams and big-time aspirations of becoming an actor.

So what if you’ve never seen a pickle actor? You’re about to. And GET READY. Because Phil Pickle . . . is the next BIG dill!

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Who’s the next big dill? Phil Pickle is!

We’re counting down to the launch of our new children’s picture book, Phil Pickle, by Kenny Herzog and illustrated by Kelly Canby. Enter for your chance to win an autographed copy signed by the author, Kenny Herzog! (Winner will be chosen on March 15th.)Phil_5-March 10

About the book

Phil Pickle lived in a pickle jar—and was meant to share the same fate as all the other pickles he lived with—next to a burger and fries on a plate. But Phil Pickle is like no other pickle you’ve ever seen. He has big dreams and big-time aspirations of becoming an actor.

So what if you’ve never seen a pickle actor? You’re about to. And GET READY. Because Phil Pickle . . . is the next BIG dill!

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PPP author of “I Am Your Songwriting Journal” is on the road!

Danny signing

Danny Tieger, PPP author of I Am Your Songwriting Journal, is currently performing as Michael Wormwood, Matilda’s older brother, in the traveling Broadway show Matilda the Musical, based on the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl.

When not on stage, Danny stays busy presenting mini songwriting workshops in bookstores across the country! He is pictured above with future songwriters at The Bookies bookstore in Denver, Colorado.

I Am Your Songwriting Journal I Am Your Songwriting Journal, written in first-person voice, speaks directly to its readers, launching right into tips, tricks, and exercises kids can use to get their words and music on the page.

Packed with songwriting tricks, rhyming and writing prompts, and song worksheets, plus colorful, edgy illustrations by David Cole Wheeler, the Journal encourages kids to laugh, doodle, and get creative.

Says Danny, “Kids are eager to express themselves through music and they are capable of writing the most amazing songs.”

Below is a photo of Danny performing in Matilda The Musical. In the photo, he is on the left, watching the “telly” (British slang for “television”) in his role as Matilda’s TV-addicted older brother Michael Wormwood. To his right are Mrs. Wormwood and Mr. Wormwood.

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Eater features forthcoming PPP cookbook by pastry virtuoso Jordi Roca!

The Desserts of Jordi RocaEater offers a look inside our forthcoming cookbook, The Desserts of Jordi Roca!

The acclaimed pastry chef — named the World's Best in 2014 by Restaurant magazine — and his two brothers operate El Celler de Can Roca, the three-Michelin-star-rated restaurant in Girona, Spain, recently voted World's Best Restaurant 2015 by S. Pelligrino and 2015 Best Restaurant in Europe Acqua Panna.

Jordi expresses his creativity and love for sweet amusements one delicious dessert at a time, and is always on the lookout for new and fresh ways to surprise and delight his guests. He says, "Imagination, freedom, and boldness are the best ingredients when preparing a dessert."

The book, illustrated with full-color photographs by Becky Lawton,  presents more than 80 tempting dessert recipes that take readers on a journey through the seasons — from Pineapple, Mango, and Passion Fruit Soup to Sweet Potato with Tangerine Granita. It also includes a history of El Celler de Can Roca, along with pastry tips and techniques.