Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Short Takes

Susan Puckett will be traveling from Ocean Springs, MS up to Memphis, TN over the next week and a half to promote her book, EAT DRINK DELTA. Her first stop is at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education in Ocean Springs. She will be there from 6:00-8:00pm on June 8 for "A Trip to the Delta" cooking class.

"The menu includes Chicken Brined in Sweet Tea, Mississippi Grits with Shrimp and Tomato Confit and Lemon Ice Box Pie. The cost is $69 per person for members and $79 for nonmembers. She also will be signing copies of the book at the Ocean Springs Fresh Market in the Depot parking lot earlier that day while the Mary C. staff serves samples of Craig Claiborne's mother's Hot Cakes with Orange Syrup." For more on the event and an interview with Puckett, check out this article in the Sun Herald.

Susan Puckett's upcoming events:
Saturday June 8, 2013 9am-1pm: The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education Snacks & Signing, Ocean Springs Fresh Market, Ocean Springs, MS

Saturday June 8, 2013 6pm-8pm: The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education Cafe Cooking Class, Ocean Springs, MS

 Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 12-1pm (at the library): Table TalkFriends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library & Hitching Lot Farmers' Market, 314 7th Street North, Columbus, MS

Thursday, June 13 5-7pm, 2013: Talk & SigningOxbow Market, Clarksdale, MS

• Friday, June 14, 2013 12pm-2pm: Lunchtime Celebration of Mississippi Flavors, The Neon Pig, 1203 N Gloster St, Tupelo, MS

Monday, June 17, 2013, 7pm: Dinner & SigningACRE Restaurant, 690 S Perkins Rd, Memphis, TN

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