Start Time: FRIDAY 11:15 AM Event: Cook Book How To: Publisher Side Moderator: Nathalie Dupree is the Author of eleven cookbooks about the American South, entertaining and basic cooking. She has hosted over 300 television shows on the Food Network, The Learning Channel and PBS. She has been a spokesperson for Wild American Shrimp, The Catfish Institute and many other organizations. She currently writes for The Post And Courier in Charleston, SC, as well as Charleston Magazine and other publications. She has been featured in numerous television shows and publications, from Bobby Flay, the Today Show and Good Morning America to Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, The Washington Post and others. She is married and lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Jack Bass. Please welcome Natalie Dupree! Participants: • Judy Pray o Judy Pray is a senior editor at Artisan Books specializing in cookbooks. She has edited cookbooks by Sean Brock, Tom Colicchio, Alice Medrich, Cheryl and Griffith Day, and Edward Lee, among others. She was previously senior editor at Clarkson Potter. She resides in New York City. • Amy Hughes o Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency, Amy Hughes has 14 years of publishing experience; previously an agent with McCormick & Williams, she started her career as a publicist at Simon & Schuster, and as an editor at Penguin. • Bruce Shaw o Bruce Shaw acquired The Harvard Common Press in 1980 and has been the president and publisher for the past 30 years. • Adam Salomone o Adam Salomone is the Associate Publisher of The Harvard Common Press, overseeing the company’s digital strategy across individual book/author brands. • Amy Corley o Amy Corley is a food and lifestyle publicist. For more than 15 years, she has been publicizing best-selling authors, designers and some of the world’s top chefs and celebrated cookbook authors Start Time: FRIDAY 12:15 PM Event: “Cooking” Up a Wine List Moderator: Todd Kliman, Washingtonian - Todd Kliman is Food and Wine Editor of The Washingtonian and also the magazine's food critic. He was previously the food columnist for The Washington City Paper, where he won a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award in 2005 for the country's best newspaper column. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, National Geographic Traveler, The Washington Post Magazine, and The Oxford American, among others, and spans a gamut of subjects -- from punk rock to corporate thuggery, from media barons to young gang members Participants: • Hugh Acheson o Hugh Acheson is the chef/partner of Five & Ten, the National, Gosford Wine located in Athens, GA and Empire State South in Atlanta, GA. • Ken Vedrinski o Executive chef, owner and sommelier of Trattoria Lucca, his restaurant in downtown Charleston located on Bogard Street. Lucca was quickly hailed as “Charleston’s Best New Restaurant” by Charleston City Paper in 2008 and was a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” in the 2009 James Beard Awards. • George Mendes o Owner of ALDEA restaurant in New York; In its debut year, ALDEA was named one of the ten best restaurants to open nationwide by Alan Richman of GQ magazine and was ranked third among the ten best new New York restaurants by Bloomberg restaurant critic Ryan Sutton. Start Time: FRIDAY 1:30 PM Event: The Future for Foodies Moderator: Izabela Wojcik, She is currently the Director of House Programming for the James Beard Foundation, where she oversees a diverse program of 250 special events held at the historic James Beard House Participants: • Matt + Ted Lee o Matt +Ted Lee grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and in 1994 founded the Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue. Their first cookbook, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook, won the Julia Child Award from the IACP and the James Beard Foundation Award for “Cookbook of the Year.” Their New Cook Book is called Simple Fresh Southern. • Joe Yonan o Is the author of Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One. He’s the Food and Travel editor for The Washington Post, where he writes regular features, including the monthly “Cooking for One” column that inspired his current book. • John T. Edge o Writes a monthly column, “United Tastes,” for the New York Times. He is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun. He is a longtime columnist for the Oxford American. He was a contributing editor at Gourmet. Start Time: FRIDAY 2:45 PM Event: How To Get There: Leading Women of the Culinary World Tell All Moderator: Jen Murphy, Deputy Editor at AFAR Media, Contributing Writer at FOAM Magazine, former Travel Editor at Food & Wine magazine, and Columnist at The Wall Street Journal. Participants: • Virginia Willis o Author of the acclaimed cookbook, Bon Appétit, Y’all: Recipes and Stories from Three Generations of Southern Cooking (Ten Speed Press, 2008). Her next book, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Recipes and Recollections of a Southern Culinary Journey is the lead book for Ten Speed Press for Fall of 2011Martha Hall Foose • Barbara Lynch o In 1998, Barbara opened a restaurant of her own, No. 9 Park, in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The restaurant immediately received rave reviews from publications around the country and was named one of the “Top 25 New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit and “Best New Restaurant” by Food & Wine. • Jennifer Cole o Features Editor for Southern Living magazine o Cole is a cornbread-loving member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and a voting member of the James Beard Foundation • Nathalie Dupree is the Author of eleven cookbooks about the American South, entertaining and basic cooking. She has hosted over 300 television shows on the Food Network, The Learning Channel and PBS. She has been a spokesperson for Wild American Shrimp, The Catfish Institute and many other organizations. She currently writes for The Post And Courier in Charleston, SC, as well as Charleston Magazine and other publications. She has been featured in numerous television shows and publications, from Bobby Flay, the Today Show and Good Morning America to Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, The Washington Post and others. She is married and lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Jack Bass. Please welcome Natalie Dupree! Start Time: FRIDAY 4:00 PM Event: Iron Mixologist Cocktail Competition Moderator: Charlotte Voisey Company Mixologist with William Grant & Sons, was recognized by the James Beard Foundation in 2009 for her contributions to mixology. Charlotte's unique cocktails can be found on menus across the world. Recent consulting projects include the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas, FIG and Fairmont, Santa Monica, The Dorchester Hotel in London, Kenmare, Cienfuegos and the Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan and most recently the W Hotels Downtown NY and Austin. Charlotte is a regular on TV, notably CBS' The Early Show, Fox & Friends and the current series of Top Chef Masters 2010 and The Next Iron Chef America. Judges: Warren Bobrow, Junior Merino, Nicholas Polacchi Participants: • • • Evan Powell (Fish), Mick Matricciano (The Belmont), • Brent Sweatman (Biggie’s Gastropub), • Jon Calo (Cocktail Club Start Time: SATURDAY 10:00 AM Event: Cook Book How To: Author Side Moderator: Adam Salomone the Director of Digital Initiatives at The Harvard Common Press, a Boston-based, independent publisher of cookbooks and books on childcare and parenting. Participants: • Matt + Ted Lee o Matt +Ted Lee grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and in 1994 founded the Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue. Their first cookbook, The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook, won the Julia Child Award from the IACP and the James Beard Foundation Award for “Cookbook of the Year.” Their New Cook Book is called Simple Fresh Southern. • Cheryl Day o Co-Owner Savannah's Back in the Day Bakery; Co-Author The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook • Peter Frank Edwards o A travel, food and lifestyle photographer, Peter Frank Edwards contributes to some of the world’s leading magazines, including Travel+Leisure, Islands, Food & Wine, Southern Living, and Garden & Gun. He has recently completed two book projects — Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen and Cool Inside: Hank’s Seafood Restaurant, Start Time: SATURDAY 11:00 AM Event: Fostering Wholesome Waves Locally Moderator: Mickey Bakst, The general manager of Charleston Grill— recently named one of America’s top five maître d’s—and founder of Charleston Chefs Feed the Need Participants: • Michel Nischan o Dressing Room Restaurant, CEO, Founder and President of Wholesome Wave • Karalee Nielsen o Karalee fell in love with restaurants at 16, opening her own spot only four years later. Fast forward to present day and the adventure maven is co-owner of a bevy of Charleston must-eats : Revolutionary Eating Ventures • Nikki Seibert o Agriculture Director for Lowcountry Local First Start Time: SATURDAY 3:30 PM Event: Out of the Kitchen, On to the Shelves Moderator: Lynn Seldon is a Virginia-based freelance travel writer and photographer. His Blue Ridge sports coverage credits include Blue Ridge Outdoors, SKI Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, and West Virginia Outdoors. The new editions of two of his books, Country Roads of Virginia and 52 Virginia Weekends feature many great road trips throughout the Old Dominion. Participants: • Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson o Restaurant: Frasca Food and Wine; Recipient of the 2008 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest; In 2005, Lachlan was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in America and was also recognized by the James Beard Foundation as the firstever Rising Star Chef nominee in Colorado • Edward Lee o Restaurant: 610 Magnolia Lousiville Kentucky; A James Beard finalist for Best Chef: Southeast in 2011, he has been featured in Gourmet and Esquire magazines, defeated Iron Chef Jose Garces on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and appeared on the CBS Early Show, preparing an eclectic three-course meal for a family of four for under $40. Start Time: SATURDAY 4:30 PM Event: Flavors of Foraging Moderator: Hunter Lewis, Food Editor, Bon Appétit Participants: • Chris Hastings o Chris Hastings is chef of the nationally celebrated Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama, which he owns with his wife Idie. Chef Chris Hastings and Hot and Hot Fish Club have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, Food Arts, Nation’s Restaurant News, Santé Magazine, To name a few. • Trevor Kunk o A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he joined the Blue Hill team in 2004 and has worked every station in the New York kitchen. Trevor was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in 2007 • John Currence o Restaurant City Grocery; 2006, he received the Southern Foodways Alliance Guardian of Tradition Award and won the 2008 Great American Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans. o In 2009, he was awarded the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef South and was a winner of Charleston Food and Wine Festival’s Iron Chef Challenge. o He is a contributing editor for Garden and Gun magazine and an avid outdoorsman who enjoys bird hunting of all varieties, fishing and golf. Start Time: SATURDAY 5:30 PM Event: Bringing Home the Butter Moderator: Jen Murphy, Deputy Editor at AFAR Media, Contributing Writer at FOAM Magazine, former Travel Editor at Food & Wine magazine, and Columnist at The Wall Street Journal. Participants: • Ashley Christensen o Restaurant owner of Pooles Diner in Raleigh, NC; Poole’s counts many Raleigh residents and visitors as regulars and has quickly gained national attention from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, The New York Times and Southern Living. In 2008, The News & Observer named Poole’s “Best New Restaurant.” Ashley was named one of the “Female Chefs of the Next Generation” by Bon Appétit in their 2008 annual restaurant issue and holds the title of The Independent Weekly’s “Best Local Chef” four years running. Start Time: SUNDAY 1:45 PM Event: Whole Vegetable Cookery Moderator: Jessica Mischner, Senior Editor, Garden & Gun Participants: • Hugh Acheson o Hugh Acheson is the chef/partner of Five & Ten, the National, Gosford Wine located in Athens, GA and Empire State South in Atlanta, GA. • Scott Crawford o Restaurant: The Umstead Hotel and Spa Cary NC; Crawford was named a James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast semifinalist in 2008 and 2011. In June 2011, he was honored to cook at the James Beard House in New York City with Herons’ Chef de Cuisine Steven Devereaux Greene. • Maria Baldwin o In 2009 I founded Our Local Foods, LLC which is a “social enterprise” that operates on Thornhill Farm in McClellanville, SC. Founding member of the School Garden Network, a funding organization for educational gardens serving youth in Sonoma County, California in 2004 while developing and working with educational gardens from 1999 – 2006. Start Time: SUNDAY 3:00 PM Event: Whole Beast Butchery Moderator: Participants: • Craig Deihl o Author of Cypress: A Lowcountry Grille, and Chef at Cypress; In 2010, Deihl was the recipient of a prestigious James Beard Foundation nomination for Best Chef – Southeast and also Chef of the Year by the Charleston chapter of the American Culinary Foundation. In 2011, he was a Finalist for the 2011 James Beard Foundation awards for Best Chef – Southeast.
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