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Fall Celebrity Author Luncheon

Featuring Celebrity Author Luncheon Speaker Jacques Pépin,
with special guest interviewer Mary Martha Greene

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

11:00am - 2:00pm

Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island

2700-1 Atlantic Ave

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Thank you all for a wonderful event!  See you next November!

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We are thrilled to announce the guest for our Fall Celebrity Author Luncheon is Jacques Pépin! Jacques Pépin is a legendary chef and author of over thirty cookbooks, including A Grandfather’s Lessons, Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen, Essential Pépin, and the New York Times bestselling Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple and Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken. He's won sixteen James Beard awards and was awarded France’s highest distinction, the Legion of Honor. Jacques has starred in twelve acclaimed PBS cooking series, winning a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award. His dedication to culinary education led to the creation of the Jacques Pépin Foundation in 2016.

In Jacques Pépin's new book, Cooking My Way, the legendary cooking teacher offers expert insights on cooking economically at home, with techniques that save money, time, and cleanup effort, without sacrificing taste. Shop for ingredients seasonally when they’re the most affordable, flavorful, and full of nutrition. Don’t overlook inexpensive cuts of meat and poultry. Use as much of your ingredients up as possible, like by saving your meat and vegetable trimmings for a stock, soup, or eventually, a sauce. Transform leftovers into an entirely new, pleasurable meal.

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Special guest interviewer Mary Martha Greene has been described by Marlene Osteen, widow of Chef Louis Osteen, as “a seductive and skilled Southern storyteller”.  She’s the author of The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All, a food memoir recalling the stories and recipes of beloved family and friends.  Mary Martha has been featured in the Southern Cooking section of CKBK, and Cookbooks with Virginia, with her idol, Chef Virginia Willis.  She has also interviewed the late Mrs. Emily Meggett, New York Times bestselling author of Gullah Geechee Cooking at the Pat Conroy Literary Center Lowcountry Book Club weekend. 

Jacques Pépin's book, Cooking My Way, will be released September 26, 2023, and will be available for sale and autograph at the Luncheon by our partners The Book Loft.   Mary Martha Greene's book, The Cheese Biscuit Queen Tells All, will also be available for sale and autograph at the Luncheon.

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