“I’ve been testing these recipes in my own kitchen and every single one turns out to be better than anything my Grandmother ever made. Don’t just buy this terrific book, use it!”
~New York Times bestselling author, Dorothea Benton Frank
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GUESS WHAT? Miss Frank was talking about OUR SOUTHERN PLATE BOOK!!! I got goose bumps when I read that and had to read it three more times, then call Mama and read it to her a few times before I was able to breathe normally again. That is one of the blurbs that will be going on the book and I knew y’all would be as excited as I was about it!
I really got to work with some amazing people on this book, folks I never even thought I’d get to meet much less have them contribute to Southern Plate! Today I’d like to bring you a post by my photographer, Jennifer Davick. She did a blog post on Southern Plate that you might enjoy with a little background about how we came into contact with each other.
Things are chugging right along behind the scenes on the book. Working with the folks at Harper Collins has just been an amazing experience and would you believe that the VP of marketing is from Alabama? Seriously! I mailed him a big old box of Moon Pies and Goo Goo Clusters last week as my “official” introduction (Alabamians know how to say it with junk food!). We’re nailing down tour dates and locations and as soon as we get them set up I’ll post them here in hopes of getting to finally meet as many of you as possible!
I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the photos. The book is just gorgeous thanks to Jennifer and the stylist team (Marian Cooper Cairns and Jan Gautro). In addition to lots of photos of food, there are also photos of just about my whole family including nephews, grandparents, parents, brother, sister, and some extended family as well. The food turned out so beautiful and Jen really stayed true to Southern Plate. You’ll recognize most of the dishes from my very own kitchen, including my vintage Corelle plates and Pyrex bowls and casseroles.
Special Wishes For A Special Person
I’d like to say Happy Birthday to my Grandaddy. He’s been gone for thirteen years now and not a day goes by that my heart doesn’t ache for him. I sure do wish he was here to read the story I wrote about him in the book. When you read the last chapter and the closing sentence of the book you will know just how much he means to me.
I love you Grandaddy and every time I think about you I can still hear the last thing you ever said to me “I love you too, Babe”.
I will always miss him.
Happy Birthday Grandaddy.
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