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Get Lit for the Holidays at Book Signings This Week

It's definitely too early to start putting up Christmas decorations, but it's not too early to start stocking up on presents for the holidays. And although this may just be me, a signed book is always a fantastic gift to open up on Christmas Day or after singing Ma'oz Tzur or however your family rolls during the winter festivities.

This week, there are four different book signings from four very different authors to choose from, starting tonight:

Erin Hicks Miller will be signing copies of her new book, Houston Classic Seafood, on Wednesday, November 9, at Danton's. It's the third in Miller's series on Houston classics, after Houston Classic Mexican Recipes and Houston Classic Desserts. The signing will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., and will feature happy hour pricing from Danton's bar.

Jack Bishop will be signing books at Georgia's Farm to Market the next day, on Thursday, November 10. Bishop is the host of America's Test Kitchen and editor of its accompanying magazine. Bishop will discussing and signing his newest book, The Cook's Illustrated Cookbook, starting at 5 p.m., and Georgia's will prepare a buffet featuring recipes from the book itself.

Christy Morgan, Texas vegan chef and popular food blogger, will be demonstrating her simple vegan recipes and signing copies of her new vegan cookbook, Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet, which features 175 different vegan recipes, the following day, on Friday, November 11. Morgan, who teaches classes on vegan cooking in Dallas, will be at One Green Street (5160 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX, 77005) starting at 5:30 p.m.

Buddy Valastro, better known as The Cake Boss, will be signing copies of his latest cookbook the same day at Books-A-Million in the Katy Mills mall at noon. Valastro will also be signing copies of Baking with the Cake Boss after his appearance at Jones Hall that night. Tickets to the performance at Jones Hall are still available.

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