Local author Nadia Hassani will sign copies of her new cookbook, Spoonfuls of Germany, July 20-21 at Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, from 1-3 p.m.

The winery will offer a complimentary food and wine pairing of the cover recipe, Chicken in Riesling with White Grapes.

Spoonfuls of Germany offers an in-depth look at the diverse German regional cuisine. Stretching from the shores of the North and Baltic Seas to the Alps, Germany has a large number of distinctive regional dishes that encompass a wide variety of vegetables and fruits; meat; poultry; seafood; dairy products; and more.

The country's position in the heart of Europe, bordering on nine nations, has also greatly influenced German food and cooking. The regional specialties in this book present the full spectrum of German food.

Spoonfuls of Germany is published by Hippocrene Books, Inc. of New York. To reserve a copy of the book to pick up at the signing, call the winery at (570) 386-3682.

Hassani immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1998. She first landed in New York City where she established herself as a writer, editor, and translator. Missing the foods of her childhood inspired her to write Spoonfuls of Germany. She has also written a travel guide to Tunisia, her father's native country. She resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania.