Garden District Book Shop & NOCHI present an evening with Sean Brock - Ticketed Event


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Thursday, October 17th


Join us for an evening with Chef Sean Brock as he is in conversation with Chef Kelly Fields, discussing his book, South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations. This event is at New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI), 725 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130.

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) and Garden District Book Shop are thrilled to host James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock to celebrate the release of his new cookbook, South. Brock will be joined in conversation by Chef Kelly Fields, a fellow James Beard Award recipient, chef-owner of Willa Jean in New Orleans, and cookbook author.

This is a Ticketed Event and there are 2 ticket options are available for this event:

- a ticket that admits one person and includes one signed copy of South

- or a ticket that admits two people and includes one signed copy of South.

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Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

Southern food is one of the most beloved and delicious cuisines in America. And who better to give us the key elements of Southern cuisine than Sean Brock, the award-winning chef and Southern-food crusader. In South, Brock shares his recipes for key components of the cuisine, from grits and fried chicken to collard greens and corn bread. Recipes can be mixed and matched to make a meal or eaten on their own. Taken together, they make up the essential elements of Southern cuisine, from fried green tomatoes to smoked baby back ribs and from tomato okra stew to biscuits. Regional differences are highlighted in recipes for shrimp and grits, corn bread, fried chicken, and more. Includes key Southern knowledge too: how to fry, how to care for cast iron, how to cook over a hearth, and more. This is the book fans of Sean Brock have been waiting for, and it's the book Southern-food lovers the world over will use as their bible.

Jax Frey: The Gumbeaux Sistahs

Saturday, October 19th


"A bowl of my Mama's gumbo and a little wine will solve any problem you've got," said every single Gumbeaux Sistah ever. Five Southern women wage a hilarious war against the ageism problems of one of their deep-in-trouble sisters using their improbable friendships, evil-genius schemes, oh-so-numerous cocktails, and a shared passion for good gumbo.When southern artist, Judith Lafferty, loses her long-time, prestigious museum job to a much younger man, she finds herself devastated, alone in her sixties, and on the brink of financial disaster. Enter the incomparable Gumbeaux Sistahs, who deliver day-old coffee to her front door as a ploy, then go on to kidnap her, feed her excellent gumbo, and come up with outrageous solutions to her problems. Their motives are just good excuses to drink wine, have a great time, argue over whose mother makes the best gumbo, and, most of all, help a sister out. Ageism, dangerous boyfriends, deep loneliness, and any other challenges that can face the over fifty crowd don't stand a chance against these five resourceful ladies.

This book is avalable in paperback ($15.99).

Jax Frey discusses and signs her book, The Gumbeaux Sistahs.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

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