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Wichita visits the Pioneer Woman all the time; now she’s visiting us

Ree Drummond, a.k.a The Pioneer Woman, is comign to Wichita for a book signing in November.
Ree Drummond, a.k.a The Pioneer Woman, is comign to Wichita for a book signing in November.

Wichita goes to see the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, all the time at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile, her popular cafe and kitchen store in Pawhuska, Okla.

Now, she’s coming to see us.

Drummond, a Food Network star, blogger and cookbook author, is coming to Wichita in November to sign copies of her new cookbook, “Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It.” Watermark Books is sponsoring her visit at Abode Venue, 1330 E. Douglas, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Tickets, which are $35 a person, come with a copy of the new cookbook, which Drummond will sign at the event. Tickets went on sale this morning. You can get them by following this link, by calling 316-755-7328 or by visiting the Select-A-Seat office inside Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. Ticket holders will pick up their books at the event.

Drummond, whose food blog and down-home recipes have made her a big deal in the cooking world, is an even bigger deal in Wichita now that she’s opened her popular business just two hours away.

As I detailed in my story from earlier this year, the massive shop draws big crowds every day to the otherwise deserted town, and people stand in line for hours to get a seat at her cafe. Drummond’s ranch is nearby, and she also often opens the lodge where she films her popular cooking show for tours.

The new cookbook purports to offer “simple, scrumptious recipes for crazy busy lives.”

(FILE VIDEO -- MARCH 14, 2017) Food Network star Ree Drummond’s Pawhuska, Okla., Pioneer Woman Mercantile has large crowds and cinnamon rolls, long lines and a lot of shopping.

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