Jamie Deen to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock | Events
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is excited to welcome restaurateur, author and Food Network star Jamie Deen to Woodstock on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.
Jamie believes quality time in the kitchen with his family is an important part of life. Deen grew up cooking with his mother, the iconic Paula Deen, and his brother Bobby, and now shares that tradition with his own wife and kids. Even with his busy schedule hosting the Food Network’s “Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen,” helping run the Deen family restaurants, and doing charitable work around the country, Jamie makes sure his family comes together at night to share a special meal.
Jamie’s heartfelt philosophy is at the core of his first solo cookbook, Jamie Deen’s Good Food: Cooking Up a Storm with Delicious, Family-Friendly Recipes (Kyle Books; September 2013).
“This book shares the most important things in my ‘grown-up’ life as a husband, father and cook—my personal tastes and values, which always means sitting down together as a family over a home-cooked meal that everyone can enjoy,” Jamie said. “I put my personal and professional skills to the test every night to create great family dishes that are fresh, seasonal, healthy, and appeal to adults and kids alike."
FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said, "We are honored and thrilled to welcome Jamie Deen to Woodstock and Cherokee County as he launches his first solo cookbook. We are expecting a healthy crowd as FoxTale is Jamie's only book store appearance in metro Atlanta."
FoxTale is no stranger to the Deen family, as they have welcomed Paula's cousin Johnnie Gabriel, owner of Gabriel's Desserts in Marietta, on several occasions.
"We've also invited Paula to come to Jamie's book signing! You won't know unless you ask, and we've asked," Ward said. "Either way, it will be a great time for all!"
Broken down into charming chapters such as "From the Ground Up," "Soup Kitchen," "By Sea," "Hand Holdin'" and "The Big Payoff," Jamie Deen’s Good Food also features a special section in the back of the book called Rooster’s Café, featuring a handful of recipes by Jamie’s 6-year-old son (and budding chef) Jack. These kid-friendly recipes will have the same positive impact on young cooks as the first cookbook Jamie’s mama gave him when he was a kid.
Each of the 125 tried and true recipes in this book includes accompanying four-color photography, prep and cooking times, helpful tips such as how to dress up a meal for adults (or dress it down for the kids), inspiring ideas for leftovers or how to pick the right produce. Jamie’s recipes are sure to get the whole family enthusiastic about cooking—and eating well.
From a Kale and White Bean Soup to a Homemade Black Bean Burger with Pico de Gallo, Crispy Parmesan Chicken Cutlets with Arugula and Avocado to Grilled Salmon on White Wine Soaked Cedar Planks, from Collard Greens with Drop Corn Dumplings to the Three Pillars of the Bag Lady Salads and ending up with a Salted Caramel Pecan Pie with Pretzel Crust or The Deen Family Eggnog, there are countless fresh and fun ideas for family meals.
Of course, Jamie Deen’s Good Food would not be complete without a heaping helping of Deen family stories, wisdom, and anecdotes; Jamie even includes photographs of his mama, brother, daddy, his beautiful wife Brooke, and his two precious boys Jack and Matthew.
“I’m also happy to give y’all an insider’s look at our unique city, Savannah, and the surrounding low-country,” Jamie said.
Jamie Deen’s Good Food is not only an exciting and surprising read filled with invaluable tips and treasured Deen family culinary secrets, but it is also sure to become a well-loved and well-used addition in any family’s kitchen library. As Jamie says, “I really believe that the recipes in my book will bring as much satisfaction and happiness to your home as they’ve brought to ours.”
FoxTale's Ward recommends purchasing your Jamie Deen ticket in advance due to the expected attendance. The $32 ticket includes admission for two to the signing, first edition of Jamie Deen's Good Food, the opportunity to meet Jamie Deen, have your book signed and your picture taken, and a valuable coupon redeemable at neighboring business, Leaning Ladder, Premium Olive Oil and Vinegar.
FoxTale Book Shoppe is located at 105 East Main Street, #138, Woodstock.