Old Time Hawkey

May 21 @ 7 PM

Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL

Join Anderson’s Bookshop for an in-person event with author Old Time Hawkey, to celebrate the release of Old Time Hawkey's Recipes from the Cedar Swamp, on Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm in our Naperville Store. Books will be pre-signed.

Event Format

  • Photo Line

Pre-registration is required for this event because space is limited.




More about Old Time Hawkey's Recipes from the Cedar Swamp:  

In videos that have captured the hearts of millions online, Old Time Hawkey, aka Fritz and his dogs Donnybrook and Kris Draper, is always there to offer a hot apple cider or an ice cream sundae on a tough day. The sound of Fritz's soothing voice telling a story, sharing a recipe, or playing a retro video game helps many of his fans relax and unwind at the end of the day.

Everyone has a "cedar swamp" - something nostalgic that sparks feelings often associated with simpler, stress-free times. It could be a childhood home, an old journal, or something as simple as a scent or an old song. Old Time Hawkey's Recipes from the Cedar Swamp brings you on an adventure through Fritz's personal cedar swamp-with over 100 simple and cozy recipes inspired by three generations of campfires, deer camps, and family gatherings spent in Northern Michigan.

Fritz's first cookbook is divided into three categories: indoor, campfire, and companions, so you'll find a recipe perfect for any occasion whether you're hosting friends for a special gathering or about to depart on a summer camping trip with only a cast-iron skillet and tinfoil.

Recipes featured include some of Fritz's favorites: 

  • Caramelized Banana Toast
  • Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
  • Hearty Potatoes & Kielbasa
  • Caramel Apple Pudgy Pie
  • BBQ Chicken Nachos Foil Pack
  • Grandma's Reese's Bars
  • & Many more!


About the Author: 

Old Time Hawkey, comprised of Fritz and his two dogs, Donnybrook and Kris Draper, have gained a massive following online through their unique approach to...well, everything. Their videos have connected with millions, as they combine many of Fritz’s passions: outdoorsmanship, cooking, old-school movies, sweet dog antics, retro video games, and the Detroit Red Wings. Fritz uses classic ingredients and rustic techniques to produce signature takes on beloved dishes (usually accompanied by a can of cold pop and a rousing game of Super Mario Land). Fritz, Donnybrook, and Kris Draper currently reside in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where all three strive to remain—as always—good boys.