Thursday, November 7, 2013

Southern her way: Cookbook author at Reid's

In her book "Southern Food My Way: Family and Friends," Athens, Ga., author Gena Knox focuses on things like farmers markets, food foraging and figs - lots of figs. Apparently, she has an obsession with the kinds of figs that grow in yards all over the South.

Knox will be at Reids, 2823 Selwyn Ave., at 1 p.m. Saturday for a cooking demonstration and book signing. This is her third book, and her first one won an award from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association. She and her husband also own Fire & Flavor Grilling Co., which carries all-natural cooking products.

 In other book signing news: If you're in Durham on Saturday, I'll be signing copies of "Bourbon: A Savor the South Cookbook" at a couple of spots. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., I'll be at the Barnes & Noble at the Streets of Southpoint. Then, at 3 p.m., "Biscuits" author Belinda Ellis and I will be at the Durham County Southwest Regional Library for the Culinary Club.

It's a good Saturday to get out and meet cookbook authors. Sounds like we're all out on the road.