|Linda Parks (r) with Shelby tourism executive Jackie Sibley|
Before the two book signings with co-author Doc Lawrence, there was a special evening for Shelby. Carl White’s acclaimed TV show, “Life in the Carolinas” was in town for the premiere of a tribute to Shelby at the magnificent Art Deco performance hall, the Don Gibson Theatre. Doc Lawrence was a special guest on stage with Mr. White where they talked about Southern Thymes Shared before the sold-out auditorium. “There’s so much about North Carolina in your book,” White observed, “and the original recipes are even paired with some great Carolina wines.”
|Linda Parks Welcomes Distinguished Guests for Signing|
During the opening segment that preceded 90 minutes of spectacular Bluegrass, Gospel and Jazz performances, Carl White asked Doc if he would recommend a wine to pair with a local Shelby delicacy, Liver Mush, a pate-like food with origins in Germany. “Champagne,” Doc answered, “or a wonderful sparkling wine from Asheville’s Biltmore Estate.”
Carl White has praised Southern Thymes Shared, describing the book as “a true celebration of Southern charm and elegance that gives tribute to our tables and traditions of the past.”
|Doc Lawrence was Carl White's Guest|
"Life in the Carolinas" appears Sunday mornings on FOX46 in Charlotte, North Carolina and is syndicated throughout North and South Carolina.