Mariel Hemingway to sign books, offer Blisscuits at Tully's Coffee in Bothell this Saturday
April 2, 2010 · Updated 1:40 PM
Mariel Hemingway has come a long way since starring in Woody Allen's "Manhattan" at age 16.
The young actress received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1979, and she's gone on to appear in a wealth of movies since then, including fitting modeling and writing into her career.
Now 48, Hemingway will visit Bothell's Canyon Park Tully's Coffee, 22615 Bothell-Everett Highway, from 9-11 a.m. April 3 for a signing of her new cookbook, "Mariel's Kitchen — Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life," and sampling of her new, healthy Blisscuits snacks.
"Since creating Blisscuits, I have learned a lot about food and what we as consumers are eating. Delicious, healthy foods can be simple, with few ingredients. It's amazing how many chemicals go in our foods! It's affected my life because I am much more aware of the ingredients in all foods," Hemingway wrote via an e-mail interview with the Reporter.
According to a press release, Hemingway first created Blisscuits in her own kitchen in 2003 when a family member was diagnosed with cancer. She set out to create a sweet snack that is healthy and tastes great without any refined sugar: the result was Blisscuits, a healthy “cookie” that even her young daughters loved. Blisscuits come in four flavors that are gluten-free, all-natural, contain cage-free egg whites, omega-3 fatty acids and more than 40 percent organic ingredients with no refined sugar or hydrogenated oils, making them a good option for those with food sensitivities.
After years of studying diet, nutrition and medicine, as well as utilizing a network of experts in the field, she created her Mariel’s Kitchen concept (www.marielskitchen.com), which is aimed at creating a new awareness for better health choices.
"I like what I am doing now ... I feel like I am really helping people, making a difference in lives by teaching what made a difference in my own life," she wrote. "I love acting and modeling and still do it on occasion. Becoming self actualized with age, I love who I am and the life I live. My partner and I will be coming out with a TV show that will teach true living and wellness through food, adventure and lots of laughter."