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
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.
I’d love to be there in November! Living in the frozen North (Calgary), that would be appealing. We are currently at 32F, at noon MST. Unfortunately, business does not allow that luxury, but I’ll be there in spirit.
Wow, Christy Congratulations! That’s great news and I’m sure that you will be a big hit.
I may just have to try to escape the home front that evening…I’d love to hear what you have to say. It would definitely be my pleasure to meet you! 🙂
I love your site and all you offer to us. Keep up the good work.
You are so very kind, thank you!!
I would dearly love to meet you, too!
Tee hee. Doesn’t your heart just flutter to see your name associated with a “lecture series!” Come on now…how fabu is that?!
Its kinda..umm…weird, lol. While very very neat, at the same time I think “oh my goodness…folks are taking me seriously again…”
Fortunately, I think everyone who comes will just be expecting plain old me – which is what they’ll get!
Look at you. You’re officially a speaker now. And an aficionado!! 🙂 Wishing you all the best my southern sista!
I’m pretty sure that aficianado thing was just a nice way of saying I like to eat a lot ~winks and grins~
It is with extreme regret I must decline your gracious invitation due to the distance involved in travel. Not to mention money!!! LOL
I would love to meet you someday and isn’t that hall impressive? I love gorgeous old buildings with character. You are just getting busier these days that a one armed paperhanger and I think it is great.
That is wonderful news Christy. Congratulations!
Congratulations Christy! I really wish I could be there. But alas, Utah is a little too far away. Have a great time! ~Claudia