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What’s A Favorite Recipe Anyway?

June 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Join Nathalie Dupree, deemed the “Queen of Southern Cuisine” by Southern Living for personal stories and recipes revealing her culinary journey from a budding cook for her college friends, through her years as a restaurant cook and cooking instructor. Her activist spirit, humor, feisty personality, and authoritative knowledge of cooking make this a must-have cookbook for everyone who has watched her on TV, read her articles in magazines and newspapers, or invoked her name in a conversation about Southern food.

Nathalie is the author of fifteen cookbooks, selling over half a million copies, and host of more than three hundred national and international cooking shows, which have aired since 1986 on the PBS, the Food Network, and the Learning Channel.  She has written for many magazines and newspapers, including a column for the Atlanta Journal Constitution on food and relationships which Peter Boyer called “unique in American Journalism today,” in an article in Vanity Fair magazine.  Those columns also ran in the L.A. Times Syndicate.

She has appeared many times on the Today Show and Good Morning America.  Nathalie has won wide recognition for her work, including four James Beard Awards, nomination to the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who in American Cooking and numerous others.  She is best known for her approachability and her understanding of Southern cooking, having started the New Southern Cooking movement now found in many restaurants throughout the United States.  She has been chef of three restaurants – in Majorca, Spain; Social Circle, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia.  For 10 years she directed the Rich’s Cooking School in Atlanta, where she stopped counting at 10,000 students.  She has mentored countless interns and other students and assistants.  Many of them now own restaurants, catering or other food businesses, edit magazines, have their own television shows and have written their own cookbooks.  She has been the president of the Atlanta chapter of the International Women’s Forum, founder and past president of IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), founder and board member of Southern Foodways, and founder and co-president of two chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier by whom she was awarded the honor of “Grande Dame”.  She considers it her highest honor as it is from women who have excelled in the food industry.  She was the founding president of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival.  She was also named the 2013 Woman of the Year from the French Master Chefs of America and received Slow Food Charleston’s 2016 Snail Award.  Two of her books, New Southern Cooking and Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, are on the 2017 Southern Living 100 best cookbooks of all time list.  She and her husband, Jack Bass, live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series. The luncheon lecture series takes place in an informal setting at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Join us atop Charleston’s High Battery and enjoy a commanding view of Charleston Harbor and the antebellum mansions along East Battery. Please note there is limited seating capacity as we will be socially distancing.

Participants will enjoy a casual light lunch of salads and sandwiches.

There is limited off-site parking.

Ticket Information:

  • Advance purchase is required.
  • $55 per person
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