Updated: Dec 1, 2020
Join the fabulous Friends and Fiction five this Sunday Evening, November 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET with special guest author Nathalie Dupree and her fabulous book, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.
"Southern cooking is the Mother Cuisine of America." —Nathalie Dupree
Through more than 600 recipes and hundreds of step-by-step photographs, Dupree and Graubart make it easy to learn the techniques for creating the South's fabulous cuisine. From basics such as cleaning vegetables and scrubbing a country ham, to show-off skills like making a soufflé and turning out the perfect biscuit-all are explained and pictured with clarity and plenty of stories that entertain. Traditional Southern recipes and ingredients are also given modern twists to make them relevant for today's healthy lifestyle.
With more than 750 recipes and 650 variations, making a perfect piecrust, a heavenly biscuit, mouthwatering vegetables, or crispy fried chicken is attainable for any home cook. The recipes and directions are easily accessible to kitchen novices as well as seasoned cooks-there is plenty here for everyone.
Nathalie Dupree is the author of twelve cookbooks, including two James Beard Award winners: Nathalie Dupree's Southern Memories and Nathalie Dupree's Comfortable Entertaining. Her latest books include Shrimp and Grits and Southern Biscuits. She has hosted more than 300 television shows and specials that have shown nationally on PBS, The Learning Channel, and The Food Network. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.
Cynthia Stevens Graubart is an author and former television producer whose culinary television production career includes Nathalie Dupree's New Southern Cooking. Cynthia is also the co-author of The One-Armed Cook, as well as the co-author of Southern Biscuits. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
NATHALIE DUPREE is the author of fourteen cookbooks. She is best known for her approachability and her understanding of Southern cooking, having started the New Southern Cooking movement now found in many restaurants throughout the United States, and co-authoring Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.
She has been chef of three restaurants – in Majorca, Spain, Georgia and Virginia. For 10 years she directed the Rich’s Cooking School in Atlanta, where she stopped counting at 10,000 students. Many of them now own restaurants, catering or other food businesses, edit magazines, have their own television shows and have written their own cookbooks.
Nathalie, as she is known to her fans, has won wide recognition for her work, including four James Beard Awards and numerous others. She was awarded the honor of “Grande Dame” for Les Dames d’ Escoffier. She considers it her highest honor as it is from women who have excelled in the food industry. She was also named the 2013 Woman of the Year from the French Master Chefs of America, and in 2015 was named to the James Beard Who’s Who in America.
She was host of more than three hundred national and international cooking shows, which have aired on PBS, the Food Network, and the Learning Channel. She has appeared many times on the Today Show and Good Morning America and other national shows and been written about in most major Food and other magazines, including Bon Appetit, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Food and Wine, Women’s Day and Family Circle. She has written for the LA Times Syndicate, The Local Palette, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Charleston Magazine and national magazines such as Cook’s Magazine. She currently regularly writes for the Charleston Post and Courier, does regular videos for them.
A dynamic national and community catalyst, she was founding Chairman of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, a founding member of many culinary organizations including the prestigious Southern Foodways and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (where she was two-time President and served on the board many years). She is married to author Jack Bass and lives in Charleston, SC. She travels extensively, lecturing and teaching. Website