SOLD OUT - TICKETED - Vroman’s presents Valerie Bertinelli, in conversation with Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, discussing Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes to Enjoy and Share

Valerie Bertinelli ticketed event deails for April 15th at 7pm

Beloved actress and New York Times bestselling author Valerie Bertinelli returns with her most indulgent cookbook yet; a collection of 100 recipes to nourish the body and the soul.

in·dulge: to allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

When Valerie Bertinelli turned 60, she said “Enough already!” and ended her battle with the scale for good. She stopped counting calories. She stopped thinking of certain foods as good or bad. She quit saying no and began saying yes, finally learning how to enjoy the pure pleasure of being alive – starting in the kitchen.

In short, she learned how to indulge.

With this gorgeous cookbook, Valerie shares her secrets for indulging so you can start living your best, most fulfilling life too. Whether it’s splurging on fresh produce at the farmer’s market, cooking an extravagant steak dinner for one, or serving an ice cream sundae bar at a dinner party, this book is a reminder that indulging can take many shapes and forms.

You’ll discover the delicious recipes she cooks for her friends and family, including favorites like Garlic Confit BLT, Oven “Fried” Okra, Sausage and Olive Cheese Bites, Spaghetti al Limone, Salmon Burgers With Quick-Pickled Vegetables, Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce and Chocolate Peanut Butter Dates, and more.

Written in Valerie’s warmhearted and intimate style—including heartfelt essays about how to savor moments big and small—this cookbook is a permission slip to enjoy food, and more importantly, enjoy life. (Harvest Publications)

Christina Fuoco-Karasinski (Pasadena Weekly and Arroyo Monthly Executive Editor)
A reporter/editor for 34 years, Christina Fuoco-Karasinski discovered the world of journalism through her mother, who worked in corporate for a chain of newspapers in Livonia, Michigan. Naturally curious, she took her mother’s notepad and wandered their Westland, Michigan, subdivision taking notes on her neighbors — at age 10. That natural curiosity turned into a three-decade career in journalism, covering everything from President Ronald Reagan’s visit to Detroit; the Rolling Stones landing at a tiny Waterford, Michigan, airport; the making of “8 Mile” and Taylor Swift’s tour kickoff in Glendale, Arizona; to dentists who illegally shared nitrous at raves and the Chandler Little League team’s travels to Taiwan. Her credits include Rolling Stone Magazine,, People Magazine, Pollstar and Billboard. With Michigan Press Association, Arizona Press Club and Arizona Newspaper Association awards under her belt, Christina is most proud of the Donor Champion award she was given by Donor Network of Arizona. Her late father, Pete, was a heart transplant recipient.

This ticketed event will take place at All Saints Church located at 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena.

Tickets include one hardcover copy of Indulge which will be handed out at check-in. A book signing will follow the talk.

Signing guidelines:

  • Signature only (no personalization)
  • Book only, no memorabilia
  • Quick photo op is ok

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Event date: 
Monday, April 15, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
All Saints Church
132 N Euclid Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101