File photo by Jeremy M. Lange
Following the success of Saturday's debut online cook-along with Chapel Hill's Nancie McDermott
, Cook the Book With Denise and Jenni
has scheduled its second event with another local talent: Kathy Hester of Durham. Hester, a prolific writer of vegan cookbooks
recently featured in the INDY
, will select a recipe from her new release, The Easy Vegan Cookbook.
"We're still working to confirm the date, but mostly likely it will be January 9 or 10," says Field, a Garner baker and recipe developer who blogs as Pastry Chef Online
. "We're hoping that Kathy will have some big news to share by then, too."
Field presented Saturday's live, bi-coastal cooking program with colleague Denise Vivaldo
, a food stylist and instructor based in Southern California. McDermott cooked along with Field in her camera-filled kitchen, while Vivaldo surprised McDermott by having a guest present, too: Jill O'Connor, McDermott's longtime friend, who is thanked in the acknowledgements section for providing the good-humored encouragement to complete the new Southern Soups & Stews
Saturday's participants cooked in real time with the four presenters, who prepared Sheri Castle's recipe for Watauga County Chicken Stew with Fluffy Dumplings; at least 157 participants from several continents were logged in at one point. Participants in Saturday's event who made the recipe were encouraged to post a photo of it on the Cook the Book Facebook page
. Three personally autographed copies of McDermott's Southern Soups
will be awarded today to randomly selected entrants.
Follow the page for additional details about the Kathy Hester cook-along, as well as events being organized in California by Denise Vivaldo. If you missed Saturday's broadcast, it can be viewed via blab.im