“Love, Laughter and Rhubarb” shares some of Tinky’s reasons for loving rhubarb: its taste, its place as one of the first crops of the agricultural year, and above all its versatility. This sweet/tart plant can be made into just about anything. To demonstrate rhubarb’s adaptability, Tinky provides more than 60 recipes, from beverages and appetizers through main courses and desserts. From the Madame Rhubarb (a Manhattan cocktail concocted with homemade rhubarb bitters) to Rhubarb Pizza to (of course!) Rhubarb Pie, “Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” offers dishes to delight rhubarb enthusiasts and treats to tempt those who are not yet in love with “pie plant.”
Tinky Weisblat is a writer and singer based in Hawley, Massachusetts. Known as the Diva of Deliciousness, she has a master’s degree in journalism and a Ph.D. in American studies. In addition to Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb, she has written The Pudding Hollow Cookbook and Pulling Taffy.