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Cookbook Authors and Chefs Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart Coming to Athens, Ga.

The two gurus of Southern Food are signing their latest book at Avid Bookshop on Thursday, October 25, from 4 to 5pm.

Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking is the latest book by seasoned chefs and authors Nathalie Dupress and Cynthia Graubart. The labor-of-love tome will be available for sale and signing by the author on Thursday at Avid Bookshop in Cobbham.

The book has more than 600 recipes and hundreds of step-by-step photographs.

According to Powell's,

Dupree and Graubart make it easy to learn the techniques for creating the South's fabulous cuisine. From basics such as cleaning vegetables and scrubbing a country ham, to show-off skills like making a souffle and turning out the perfect biscuit-all are explained and pictured with clarity and plenty of stories that entertain. Traditional Southern recipes and ingredients are also given modern twists to make them relevant for today's healthy lifestyle.

Nathalie Dupree has written twelve cookbooks, including two James Beard Award winners: Nathalie Dupree's Southern Memories and Nathalie Dupree's Comfortable Entertaining. She came to the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens this summer and talked about her books Shrimp and Grits and Southern Biscuits.

You may have seen her on one of the more than 300 television shows and specials she has hosted that have shown nationally on PBS, The Learning Channel, and The Food Network. She lives in Charleston with her husband, writer and historian Jack Bass.

Author Cynthia Stevens Graubart is a former television producer whose produced Nathalie Dupree's New Southern Cooking. Cynthia is also the co-author of The One-Armed Cook, as well as the co-author of Southern Biscuits. She lives in Atlanta.

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