We filled The Mary Gay House to enjoy tasty bites and listen to an engaging discussion about food, cookbooks, and the stories that they tell. As an unofficial kick-off to the Decatur Book Festival, Tenney Flynn, Susan Puckett, and Angie Mosier joined us for a discussion moderated by Teresa Weaver. We learned that the bar has been raised on cookbooks. It’s not just about the recipes but about the pictures and stories that go with them. And a pro tip from a top chef? Always empty your dishwasher before starting to prepare your next meal!
About our speakers:
Susan Puckett worked with Tenney Flynn on his cookbook, The Deep End of Flavor: Recipes and Stories from New Orleans' Premier Seafood Chef. She also collaborated with Eddie Hernandez, co-owner of Taqueria del Sol, on Turnip Greens and Tortillas.
Angie Mosier's photography can be found in Turnip Greens and Tortillas, Virginia Willis' Secrets of the Southern Table, and Todd Richards' Soul.
Discussion was moderated by Teresa Weaver, former book critic at the AJC and Atlanta Magazine.