Please join us on Thursday, November 14th, 7.30 to 9.30 pm at Ali’s Wagon, 2017 Fairmount Avenue, for wine and nibbles with your neighbors to celebrate fellow Fairmounter, Tara Mataraza Desmond’s new cookbook: Choosing Sides: From Holidays to Every Day, 130 Delicious Recipes to Make the Meal (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Autographed copies make a smart hostess/host gift for upcoming holiday feasts and parties! The recipes will have you covered at Thanksgiving and all year long. For a sneak peek, check out November issues of Shapeand Redbook magazines, or Tara’s “Pick A Side!” series on

Mention The Waldorf School of Philadelphia and Ali’s Wagon will donate 5% percent of your purchases (book or any other merchandise in the store) to the school between November 14 to December 24, 2013.

Tara Mataraza Desmond is a cookbook author and food writer. She has contributed to the Food Network, Parents Magazine, Edible Philly, Clean Eating, Serious Eats, The Kitchn, Grid, Philadelphia Style, Better Homes and Gardens, and Whole Foods Market. She and her husband, Topher cook side dishes (and main ones, too) in Fairmount every night for their 3 1/2-year-old daughter and 14-month-old twin sons. Learn more about Tara at