The AJC Decatur Book Festival, the largest independent book festival in the country, features a full slate of writers in all genres, including cookbooks, this weekend, August 31 through September 2.
Coinciding with the festival, Taste in Decatur will feature cookbook authors including Empire State South Chef Hugh Acheson and former Atlantan and Southern cooking expert Nathalie Dupree, both of whom will sign their books.
The lineup for authors at Taste is:
Saturday, September 1
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Krista Reese signing “Atlanta Kitchens”
A former restaurant critic for Atlanta magazine and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Reese explores the Atlanta culinary culture.
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Hugh Acheson signing A New Turn in the South
Acheson won a 2012 James Beard Foundation award for this cookbook. The adopted son of the South is the founder and chef of three Georgia restaurants: The National and Five and Ten in Athens and Empire State South in Atlanta.
Sunday, September 2
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Melissa Libby signing “Atlanta Cooks at Home:
Libby presents some of Atlanta’s most popular chefs along with their favorite menus for entertaining at home. From Kevin Rathbun’s “Greek Easter” to Gerry Klaskala’s “Dinner for Your Foodie Friends,” readers will find recipes for every occasion.
3:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart signing “Southern Biscuits”
Dupree and Graubart will sign their most recent book, Southern Biscuits. Dupree is the grande dame of Southern Cooking, having written 11 bestselling books about Southern cooking and entertaining, and appearing on over 300 television shows including the Food Network and PBS. Graubart is a culinary expert, author and speaker.
Taste is located at 416 Church Street, between Sycamore and Ponce de Leon in Decatur.
Cookbook authors featured at the AJC Decatur Book Festival will also include Sheri Castle, Cheryl & Griffith Day, John T. Edge, Jessica Harlan, Tasia Malakasis, Judith McLoughlin, Angie Mosier, Kelley Sparwasser, Tama Wong and Katie Workman.