By Doc Lawrence
|Lara Lyn Carter Heads to South Beach|
And it’s now official: Celebrity chef Lara Lyn Carter is included in the prestigious lineup.
Lara Lyn Cater is a perfect fit for this global gourmet lifestyle event. A cookbook author, successful cooking show star in South Georgia and the host of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s hit series “Thyme for Sharing with Lara Lyn Carter,” the personable chef bubbles with enthusiasm on the cooking demonstration stage whether from her home kitchen TV set in Albany, Georgia to the big studios in Atlanta or her triumphant appearances at Telluride last summer.
|Strolling Along the Festival Venues|
What makes her selection to South Beach impressive is that this is one event that occupies a top tier ranking of glamour and success in the highly competitive world of culinary celebrities. Many top chefs from the world over want to be included but only a few make the cut.
What the South Beach Wine & Food Festival means to top chefs is what the major leagues mean to baseball stars. It’s where the big names appear, cook, hobnob and join in the celebration of good living. And, you would be hard-pressed to find a more inviting environment than the festival sites lining the topical beaches along the Atlantic Ocean.
Over the years of covering South Beach, I’ve enjoyed Emeril, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Todd English, Paula Dean, Giada, Guy Fieri (and even Willie Nelson) and dozens more. This year, I have the special honor of admiring the performance of Chef Lara Lyn Carter as she joins ranks with legends like Martha Stewart who hosts her highly anticipated Rosé Brunch, country music superstar Trisha Yearwood’s hosting her Southern Kitchen Brunch, and others like Giada De Laurentis, Michelle Bernstein, Stephanie Izard, and Alain Ducasse.
And there’s the top of the line wine seminars and luxurious tastings hosted by Wine Spectator.
Lara Lyn Carter is just beginning. A network television in the near future will be no surprise at all. Next February, Georgia is going to be on the mind of the throngs from the planet's four corners enjoying food, wine, sunshine and music at South Beach.