Award Winning Food Writer and Cookbook Author to Visit Winston-Salem

Sheri Castle to speak and give cooking demonstration at
Mary’s on Wed., Oct.15

"Winston-Salem, NC (September 30, 2014) – Sheri Castle,  award-winning food writer and cookbook author, will speak and give a cooking demonstration at Mary’s Gourmet Diner, 723 Trade Street,  at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday. October 15.  Admission is free is free and no reservations are required.

Castle  talk about her latest book, The Southern Living Community Cookbook: Celebrating food and fellowship in the American South, which is scheduled for release by Oxmoor Press the following day.  Representatives of Bookmarks will be present, however, with books for purchase and signing by Castle.

Mary Haglund, co-owner and chef at Mary’s, said, “Sheri Castle is one of the most sought after personalities in southern culinary circles.  Her first book, The New Southern Garden Cookbook, received a lot of attention and won several awards. We are so privileged to have her here with us on the eve of the launch of this  book which already is receiving a lot of attention.”

Castle’s appearance at Mary’s Gourmet Diner  is part of The Winston-Salem Journal’s Local Food series and Journal Food Editor, Michael Hastings, will serve as emcee.  Earlier in the morning, Haglund and Castle will appear jointly on live remotes broadcast from Mary’s by FOX 8’s Shannon Smith between 7 and 9 a.m.

In preparation for this book, Castle reviewed every recipe submitted to Southern Living magazine by readers over a period of more than 50 years.   From them she gleaned more than 200 recipes for inclusion in The Southern Living Community Cookbook.  Born in nearby Watauga County, Castle has an entertaining, down-home style that made her the perfect choice to author this major Southern Living release.

Southern Living editors had this to say about The Sothern Living Community Cookbook:

“People feel deep affection for their local community cookbooks, especially those well-worn volumes that serve as a timestamp of a particular place and time. No other type of recipe collection is more generous, gracious, and welcoming. Before we give you a bite, we Southern cooks have to tell you about what we've made. A memorable Southern cookbook holds good food and a good read, the equivalent of a brimming recipe box plus the scribbled notes and whispered secrets that cover the tips, advice, and stories that a generous cook shares with family members, friends, and neighbors.”"

- A Press Release

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