Before there were cooking shows on The Food Network, public television was one of the best places to go to find inspiration and instruction, and like many, I found myself watching such culinary greats as Julia Child, Jeff Smith (The Frugal Gourmet), and Nathalie Dupree on PBS.
If you love good Southern cooking, you’ll definitely want to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with Nathalie Dupree, the driving force behind the New Southern Cooking movement.
Though classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu (like her PBS predecessor, Julia Child), Dupree prides herself on being the anti Martha Stewart. Refreshingly unfussy, Dupree employs a graciously laid back, yet pragmatic approach to home entertaining; all excellent qualities that can serve one well with holiday season fast approaching.
If you’ve never read any of her 10 cookbooks you can find them all on Amazon here.
Two of them, Nathalie Dupree’s Southern Memories and Comfortable Entertaining are James Beard Award winning cookbooks.
For those who already own her cookbooks, Nathalie Dupree’s own website offers a master index to all of Nathalie’s published recipes to make it easier to find the ones you need for all your parties and gatherings.
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