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"my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook Announces Debut Appearance, Book Signing and Cooking Demonstration with Author Linda Bilo-Brechtel

Linda Bilo-Brechtel, author of "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook will make her debut appearance complete with a live cooking demonstration and book signing at Surfas Culinary District inside of OC hotspot SOCO on March 9th, 2013 from 11am-1pm.

    ORANGE COUNTY, CA, March 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Linda Bilo-Brechtel, author of "my Sicilian kitchen", will make her debut appearance with her signature cookbook Saturday March 9th, 2013, from 11am-1pm at Surfas Culinary District in Costa Mesa, California. The complimentary event, taking place in the Surfas Test Kitchen, is open to the public and will include a cooking demonstration featuring both "Mama Bilo's Meatballs" as well as the homemade Marinara Sauce from Linda's collection of authentic Sicilian recipes as seen in "my Sicilian kitchen". Guests will have front row access during the event in which Linda will discuss her signature tips for both recipes, as well as answer any questions the audience may have. These two special recipes will be given as gifts to the audience members on behalf of both Surfas and "my Sicilian kitchen" upon departure, while guests will also be able to shop at Surfas with a 20% discount as a special thank you the remainder of the day. Following the cooking demonstration and decadent tasting, Linda will be available to sign copies of her cookbook, answer questions one on one with guests and will also have additional copies of "my Sicilian kitchen" available for sale. Learn more about "my Sicilian kitchen" by visiting

About "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook:
Blending traditional Sicilian cooking philosophies with a simple, no-fuss approach to recipe development, "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook features a variety of unique, authentic recipes that honor true Sicilian heritage. Created by famed interior designer, Linda Bilo-Brechtel who worked closely with her father Angelo to carefully translate the handwritten, Italian recipes of the Bilo family, each recipe has been tested and perfected to ensure authenticity. Complete with signature Sicilian dishes unique to the Palermo region, such as Angelo's Signature Speidini Stuffed Beef Kabobs and Panelle (Chickpea Fritters), each recipe was crafted to entice the senses and delight the palate with robust flavors and brilliant colors. Perfect for both aspiring cooks and seasoned chefs alike, each recipe is simple to navigate and complete with easy to read preparation guides which feature special tips from Linda herself. As an avid supporter and active member of Childhelp, Linda has chosen to donate a percentage of every "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook sale back to the foundation. Published by The Press Group, "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook is available for purchase via, Amazon and Ebay, with a list price of $29.95. Official details for upcoming book signings and appearances will be made available via and "With a content stomach, your heart is forgiving; with an empty stomach, you forgive nothing." -Sicilian Proverb

About The Author: Linda Bilo-Brechtel
As a California native and renowned Interior Designer by trade, Linda Bilo-Brechtel has combined her love of Sicilian food, the world of design, and her desire to give back, with the release of "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook. A true believer that a passion for design can be translated into any industry, Linda has taken her skilled artistic eye and designed her premier book as both a practical cookbook with refined recipes as well as a timeless tabletop book that can serve as a conversation piece for guests. As the youngest daughter of Angelo and Margherita Bilo, both Italian immigrants born in Palermo, Sicily, Linda's interest in cooking and design was cultivated early on as she watched her parents create authentic Sicilian recipes from simple, fresh ingredients. Inspired by her mother Margherita's dedication and support of abused and neglected children in Bari, Italy, for over fifty years, Linda chose to dedicate herself to cause driven activities, particularly those that help children in need under the care of the national foundation, Childhelp. Linda hopes to extend the legacy of the Bilo family by sharing her family's journey and recipes with the world through "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook for generations to come. Linda Bilo-Brechtel is an active Member of ASID, IADA, and "For You" National Organization for Women. She has received wide acclaim for her design work which has been featured by Veranda, House Beautiful Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, Options for Today's Fine Homes, Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, Window Fashions Design and Education Magazine, Remodeling Magazine, Orange County Living, and Stone Options Catalogue.

"In my family, love is shared by cooking homemade Sicilian meals. The creations shared in "my Sicilian kitchen" have been prepared by members of the Bilo family for generations, and now are passed on to you and your family. Make them a tradition! Buon Appetito."-Linda Bilo-Brechtel

About Surfas:
Family owned and operated since 1937, Surfas has served architects, chefs, food and beverage professionals, small restaurateurs and large chain restaurant operators fulfilling their food service needs for over 75 years. With a reputation for unsurpassed excellence, Surfas is the premier source for quality in commercial kitchen design and installation. Generations of satisfied customers have relied on their standards of function and beauty in commercial food preparation. For more information, call 310-559-4770 or visit Follow on Facebook (Surfas Restaurant Supply and Gourmet Food) or on Twitter (@SurfasLA).

Additional Information:
Learn more about "my Sicilian kitchen" Cookbook by visiting
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