I am so very excited to share the news that my book, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America is going to it's second print!
Just a couple of weeks ago, I got to serve my empanadas to a lovely crowd of 120 ladies at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Most exciting of all was the fact that I was invited by my dear friend, celebrity cook, television star, and James Beard Award winning author, Virginia Willis to participate as a guest chef at a dinner called Powerful and Delicious.
As if it weren't enough of an honor to cook alongside Virginia, I also got to cook with a great, author and fabulous baker, Cheryl Day, with my dear friend James Beard Award-Winning and national culinary treasure, Nathalie Dupree, and with the James Beard Award-Winning Best Chef of the South, my friend and restaurateur extraordinaire, Ashley Christiansen !
Together, we prepared dinner for the crowd--each of us in charge of a course. I was asked to do the appetizers. For the occasion, I prepared 300 empanadas, some filled with duck confit and drizzled with chocolate-bourbon mole sauce, and some filled with pimentón laced corn.
Here are some photos of the event:
Smiling after a whole day of cooking with my dear friend Virginia Willis!
My appetizers ready to go out to service: wonton cups with crab ceviche and mango salsa, empanadas, and miniature sopes.
My friends, chefs Nathalie Dupree (on the right), and Ashley Christiansen (left).
Our team! Talk about girl power! We ended the evening with a book signing, as we sipped on ginger bourbon and sampled delicate cheese straws.
My book tour keep taking me to different parts of the country, and I'm so joyous every time I get to share Empanadas with you. Please join me as I celebrate friendships, talent, food, wine, and books. And let's celebrate that Empanadas is now on it's way to a second edition!
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