In celebration of Nathalie Dupree’s 80th birthday, she shares her favorite culinary stories, which trace her journey from a budding cook for her college friends, though her years as a restaurant cook and cooking instructor. Her activist spirit, humor, feisty personality, and authoritative knowledge of cooking make this a must-have cookbook for everyone who has watched her on TV, read her articles in magazines and newspapers, or invoked her name in a conversation about Southern food.
Nathalie Dupree is the best-selling author of 14 cookbooks, and host of more than 300 national and international cooking shows. She’s the winner of four James Beard Awards, three for cookbooks and one for “Who’s Who in American Cooking.” She has been the president of the Atlanta chapter of the International Women’s Forum, and was the founding president of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, along with a long list of other achievements. In 2019, she was honored with the IACP Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Charleston, SC.