Passaic County Book Festival

Kathy’s meeting, greeting, and signing books at the Passaic County Book Festival Saturday, June 10 from 11 AM – 4 PM. Old-fashioned candy could be in the mix. Come out to Weasel Brook Park (how can you resist a name like that?) in Clifton; put 754 Park Drive, Clifton, NJ 07013 in the GPS to find the park entrance.

Kathy’s on the Food Network!

Kathy’s on the new Food Network series Outchef’d, which pits home cooks against professional chefs. She’s one of the judges in the episode Maneet Chauran vs. Helena, who battle with seafood (something she rarely eats these days, but she made an exception for this!) 

It’s also streaming on Amazon Prime Video (with Discovery+), Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV.

After sitting on the sidelines of a Food Network show taping (“Food Games,” in Eat, Drink & Be Wary), she’s finally made it on screen!

Questions for those who watch it: Can you tell which dish won her vote? And guess which host comment before the big reveal caused an iconic lift of an eyebrow off camera?

Honors from the Eric Hoffer Award

Eat, Drink & Be Wary has received three honors from the 2022 Eric Hoffer Award:

  • Grand Prize Shortlist
  • First Runner-Up, Nonfiction eBook
  • DaVinci Eye for cover design.

View the full list of awards here

The Eric Hoffer Book Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses.

Eat, Drink & Be Wary in Dallas

3 PM Thurs. March 17: Kathy Biehl will be talking about restaurants longtime residents remember, including backroom shenanigans at Mariano’s in the insanity of two-for-one-happy hour days. No food or drink service. Kuby’s Sausage House & European Market, 6601 Snider Plaza.

2 PM Friday March 18: Kathy will be talking about cellular food memories, at Beckley 1115, James Beard-nominated chef Sharon van Meter’s eatery at 1115 Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff. Food and drink service!

7 PM Saturday, March 19: Kathy is a table host at the Tables of Content fundraiser for Friends of the Southern Methodist University Libraries.

Virtual Author Talk Dec. 7

You asked; we’re making it happen! Kathy will be answering questions and reading excerpts from Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales online.

7 PM ET, Tuesday, December 7. (Time zone converter:

Our host is Noah Diamond, designer of Eat, Drink & Be Wary, Groucho to Kathy’s Mintworth, author, playwright, and clever conversationalist. 

And it’s free! Register here and you’ll get the Zoom info, plus reminders. Got questions for Kathy or Noah? Send them on!

What’s new and coming soon!

Eat, Drink & Be Wary is now available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Browseabout Books and more! Hardcover coming in April. with ebook to follow.

  • Signed hard- and softcover copies. If you would like a copy signed by author Kathy Biehl, a limited number of autographed hardcover and softcover copies are available directly from 9th House..
  • Visit 9th House’s Cafe Press store. Accessorize your food, drink and writing with items featuring the gorgeous cover of Eat, Drink & Be Wary, its distinctive title logo, and 9th House’s cosmic 9.
  • Launch party coming soon in NYC and via Zoom!