Ask Chef Jennifer
Solve Your Nightly Dinner Dilemmas with her clever cooking tip & techniques.
Join Chef Jennifer Hill Booker in this lively interactive discussion on her best meal planning strategies that will solve your nightly dinner dilemmas by using the perfect blend of Southern and French cuisines, moderated by James Beard-nominated food writer Susan Puckett. Chef Jennifer draws from her Southern upbringing and classical French culinary training-to share inventive ways to help you save time, money and reduce food waste-by using the same ingredients for two different meals (or more). Her creative approach to ‘cooking at the crossroads of Southern and French cuisines’, have earned her national recognition – as a food educator, TV personality, an alumni of The James Beard Foundation Chefs Boot Camp, and the author of two cookbooks.
Chef Jennifer’s debut cookbook, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent, takes readers back to her family farm, in the Mississippi Delta, to share her family roots and recipes peppered with her time spent at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Paris, France. Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, her most recent cookbook, inspires cooks to find multiple uses for the same ingredients, resulting in one meal with a Southern flair and the other with a French accent –like turning Provencal Roasted Chicken into Southern Chicken Pot Pie and Baked Sweet Potatoes into Sweet Potato Crepes with Brown Sugar Butter.
Come for the conversation, stay for a sampling of Chef Jennifer’s French inspired Southern cuisine, and be sure to pick up your autographed copies of her cookbooks. Wednesday, June 28th at 715pm, Georgia Center for the Book at Sycamore St, Decatur, Georgia 30030