Cazenovia The Cazenovia community will welcome Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge, of the reality television series “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and current winners of CBS’s television show “The Amazing Race,” for a special book signing and tasting from their award-winning cookbook “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook” and New York Times best-seller, “The Bucolic Plague” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Lincklaen House on Albany Street.
Tickets for the tasting are $25 and may be purchased in advance at Cazenovia Jewelry, Lillie Bean, Tizzy’s, or the Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Limited tickets will be available the day of the event. Purchase of their books, as well as products from their “Mercantile” may also be made that afternoon.
Kilmer-Purcell and former vice president of healthy living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia Dr. Brent Ridge purchased the historic Beekman Farm in Sharon Springs as a retreat from their hectic New York City life — not knowing that they would launch one of the quickest-growing lifestyle brands in the country.
Soon, the nation became aware of Sharon Springs, a tiny town situated in Upstate New York, and the struggles of the two novice-farmers. A reality show was launched, and in 2012 the duo competed in and won CBS’s “The Amazing Race.” “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” may be currently seen on The Cooking Channel at 10 p.m. Thursdays.
This event is sponsored by the Historic Cazenovia Business District of the GCACC, Cazenovia College, Gene Gissin Photography, Amanda Bury Antiques, Tizzy’s and Lillie Bean.
For more information, contact the GCACC at 655-9243 or Lillie Bean at 655-0677.