I’d Love To Meet You On Novemember 17th!

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Come meet me November 17th when I’ll be speaking as part of the Livingston Concert Lecture Series at historic Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. I will be speaking and then taking time afterward to meet all of the good folks who come to listen. I’d dearly love a chance to meet more members of my wonderful Southern Plate Family!

Tuesday November 17 at 7:00 PM

McCandless Hall

This event is free and open to the public.

Below is the original press release. Can y’all believe someone actually issued a press release about ME?

Come on now, laugh with me, this is fun!

For immediate release

November 2, 2009



Athens State to host lecture by Christy Jordan of Southerplate.com

Athens, ALA. – Southern cuisine afficienado and creator of Southernplate.com, Christy Jordan, will speak at Athens State on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in McCandless Hall on the Athens State campus.   The event is offered free to the public and no reservations are required.

“We as Southerners relate our experiences to what was served, what was prepared,” says Jordan.  “Celebrations center around dishes steeped in tradition and memories of Great Granny preparing her special rolls or pie.”

Jordan spent her childhood hearing stories from her great grandmother about a lifetime of sharecropping and her childhood filled with memories of wonderful food.  These stories, born from the tradition of great Southern cooks, have been firmly embedded in the family root system generations earlier when they were among the first to settle the Tennessee Valley.

Now, the Home Economics degreed busy mom and wife works from home with a laptop on the kitchen counter and her iPhone to her ear as she tries to build a business which I had originally begun purely as a hobby.

“My days are spent responding to hundreds of emails,” explains Jordan.  “I take photographs of food, write columns for newspapers and magazines, manage a website, film cooking segments for television spots, and try to wrangle in time to talk on the phone to food industry execs.”

Jordan’s website, Southern Plate.com, is a rapidly growing site. During the first year alone SouthernPlate.com generated over 18 million page views.  The site now averages over 6 million page views per month and has just begun its second year.

For more information about the event, or about the Livingston Concert Lecture Series at Athens State University, please call 256-233-8126.

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  1. Is this the school with the beautiful buildings you had told me about?

    You know I would love to come, there’s just the small issue of a 22 hour flight! But I’ll be back your way in about a year so I can see you again at that time. We can make a tentative date of it. Lol

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