PANAMA CITY, Florida-Off to show her recipes to the denizens of the Florida Panhandle, Chef Lara Lyn Carter has a full day scheduled this Saturday at the renowned Somethin’s Cookin’. Combining gourmet food and wines into a bistro Bill and Hannalore Holland have established their enterprise as a centerpiece for elevated lifestyles in this popular vacation city.
|Chef Lara Lyn Carter|
Two demonstrations are schedules for Saturday and Chef Carter might have a few surprises. One thing that for certain is the introduction of Southern Thymes Shared the new cookbook which she co-authored with Atlanta journalist Doc Lawrence. “I created the original recipes in the cookbook,” says Chef Carter, “and Doc paired the wines.” The finished production has garnered acclaim from many quarters.
A television star on Albany, Georgia’s WALB-TV, Chef Carter says she “wanted the cookbook to be lovely and useful enough that we would give it for Mother’s Day or as a wedding gift.” Former Atlanta Braves ranking executive Frank Spence, a frequent commentator about things Southern, described the new cookbook as “a work of art that deserves a place on a coffee table.”
Southern Thymes Shared has earned praise from respected professionals like Michelle M. Winner, president of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association and James T. Farmer III, editor-at-large, Southern Living. In a recent review, Lynne Brandon applauded the work for promoting the “Jefferson culinary tradition of open-ended, warm hospitality and farm-to table freshness. Pairing wines with Southern recipes,” she observed, is “part of the joy in having Southern Thymes Shared in your kitchen..”
Book Signing & Menu preparation with Chef Lara Lyn Carter is Saturday, April 5; 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Meet Lara Lyn and have her personalize a copy of Southern Thymes Shared for you or as a Mother’s Day gift. Details and directions: www.somethinscookin.com