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    Muffin Maven McManus' Cookbook Selling at A&P Banners

    Author Carol McManus, famous for creating the "Presidential Muffin" for Bill Clinton, also kicked off the "Your Favorite Meal Time Memory" contest with the chain.

    The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc. is now offering the best-selling book "Table Talk: Food, Family, Love - A Cookbook," by Carol McManus, owner of the Espresso Love CafE on Martha's Vineyard, and creator of the "Presidential Muffin" in honor of Bill Clinton.

    Shoppers can buy the book at A&P, Waldbaum's, and The Food Emporium stores throughout the Northeast, as well as online, said A&P.

    This week McManus is making appearances in New York City at The Food Emporium BridgeMarket store at 59th Street and First Avenue and The Food Emporium Trump Palace store at 3rd Avenue and 68th Street, to sign copies of "Table Talk" and officially launch the "Your Favorite Meal Time Memory" contest.

    >From Oct. 13 through Dec. 13, the contest enables shoppers to share their fondest family mealtime memory by visiting www.apfreshonline.com. Twenty-five winners will receive a cooking lesson with McManus at the BridgeMarket location.

    In addition to information on meal planning and preparation, family anecdotes, and inspirational quotes, "Table Talk" contains over 80 recipes, including the Presidential Muffin, which is bursting with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and cream cheese.

    McManus has also hosted "Cooking with Carol" on cable television, and has been a regular guest chef on a Norwalk, Conn. television affiliate.

    A&P operates 447 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the following banners: A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Super Fresh, and Food Basics.

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