Poser said:Actually.... yes. On the last book tour, I hosted a small event at my house as I was unable to find location interested in hosting the event. I'm trying to find something for this go around, even sent off a email to the snobs at Ducks Unlimited since it is a duck cookbook, but got nothing back.
He can do it a number of different ways. It could be just a short lecture + book signing event, or it could be a full scale dinner at a restaurant where the chef prepares a game inspired dinner (in this case waterfowl: duck geese etc), preferably using a recipe or two from the book. The cost of attendance would include a copy of the book. In some markets, it is a high dollar affair ($80-100 a head), in others, it is free. -just depends on the market. You aso have to decide if you want it to be a hunter heavy crowd, or more appealing to people who are just interested in food. While Memphis is duck hunter heavy, the actual number of people who are interested in the craft of cooking ducks is relatively low. In fact, I'd speculate that there are more duck hunters who don't even eat duck than there are duck hunter that do eat duck. So, I'd be tempted to make this something that appeals to chefs and foodies as well as hunters.
If you have any ideas, go for it and search them out. For Memphis, I'd like to keep the cost under $40 a ticket for dinner + book. If DU was going to take it over, I was going to let them charge whatever they wanted since they have a built in, high dollar crowd, but they don't seem the least bit interested.