Thursday, October 26, 2006

Book Launch Party

Chandler Author Launches Book
To Bring Family History Alive

How will your grandchildren remember you? Will your children have heard your stories and tales enough times to repeat it to their children? Have you taken time to share your heritage with family members?

Chandler resident Anna Dalhaimer Bartkowski’s new book, Value Meals on the Volga, helps individuals create memories and spend quality time with family. More than a cookbook and more than a family history, this book guides the gourmet chef or the novice cook to make delectable delights while ensuring their stories live forever in the hearts of loved ones.

Bartkowski, a resident of Cooper Commons, traces her heritage to the founding fathers of the German-Russian village of Mariental, Russia on the Volga River. Using original family recipes passed from generations dating back to the 1700’s, these timeless foods are the catalyst for sharing stories and instigating memories.

“Cooking is an equal enjoyment opportunity for all genders and generations.” said Bartkowski. “Some of the best family stories I have heard were told to me while preparing a special meal. The kitchen is ideal for exploring your ancestry and building an unbreakable tie with those you love.”

A book launch party will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 98 Wine Bar & Kitchen located at 98 S. San Marcos Place in downtown Chandler. The event is open to the public and will include a book signing and reading. Hors d‘oeuvres will be served. RSVPs are requested by sending an email to or calling 480-229-0873.