Johnathon Scott Barrett is a seventh-generation Georgian who grew up in a family that placed a high value on fresh, farm-to-table food. He held onto those roots and became a renowned cook and host. He will discuss his newest book, Cook & Celebrate: A Collection of Southern Holiday and Party Culinary Traditions.
Barrett takes readers from the Commonwealth of Virginia, down to the Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, over to Mobile Bay, and on jaunts in between to showcase the favorite dishes (and the stories behind them) Southerners use to fete the holidays and one another. Memories abound with Hoppin' John and collards at New Year's, fried chicken and potato salad on Independence Day, sweet, cloud-like coconut cakes at Easter, and the veritable Tom Turkey and cornbread dressing which crown dining tables at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Barrett shares these recipes, along with 100+ more, while introducing in each chapter friends and loved ones along the way.
Books are for sale and signing.
Refreshments provided by The Duluth Fine Arts League.
Free and open to the public.