Hybrid | Thoughtful Cooking: William Dissen and Johnny Autry with Ronni Lundy

Image shows the cover of Thoughtful Cooking with the headshots of William Dissen, Johnny Autry, and Ronni Lundy

Join us in-store or online when chef and author William Dissen and photographer Johnny Autry discuss Thoughtful Cooking with Ronni Lundy.

This hybrid event is free but registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance.

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Chef William Dissen, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, is the founder, owner, and chef behind the critically-acclaimed North Carolina restaurants The Market Place, Billy D’s Fried Chicken, and Little Gem. Dissen currently serves as Culinary Diplomat for the U.S. State Department and has worked extensively with the James Beard Foundation as a speaker, host, and featured chef since 2013.

Ronni Lundy is hands-down one of the most well-known—if not THE most well-known—experts on Appalachian food. Her 2016 Appalachian cookbook, “Victuals,” won the James Beard Book of the Year award and the award for Best in American Cooking. She is the author of a number of other cookbooks, including “Shuck Beans”, “Stack Cakes and Honest Fried Chicken” and many others. Her edited collection, “Cornbread Nation 3: Foods of the Mountain South” is required reading for anyone interested in food, literature, and representation. Ronni was a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and the Appalachian Food Summit. In 2009, she received the Southern Foodways Alliance’s Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Currently she runs Plott Hound Books in Burnsville, North Carolina.


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Thoughtful Cooking: Recipes Rooted in the New South By William Stark Dissen, Johnny Autry (Photographs by) Cover Image
By William Stark Dissen, Johnny Autry (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781682688083
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Countryman Press - April 2nd, 2024

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes By Ronni Lundy, Johnny Autry (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Ronni Lundy, Johnny Autry (Photographs by)
$32.50
ISBN: 9780804186742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - August 30th, 2016

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