The next two installments in the University of North Carolina’s Savor the South cookbook series are out: “Southern Holidays” and “Sweet Potatoes.”
Both volumes were written by local authors: Raleigh food writer Debbie Moose penned “ Southern Holidays,” and Hillsborough businesswoman April McGreger wrote “ Sweet Potatoes.” Both authors will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Samples will be served, of course.
If you miss Thursday’s event, both women also will be speaking at 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Barnes & Noble, 760 SE Maynard Road, Cary.
Beyond those dates, each woman has other events on the horizon.
Moose, who is the Sunday Dinner columnist and former food editor for The News & Observer, will be speaking at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Bull's Head Bookshop in Chapel Hill, 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at Village Art Circle Gallery in Cary, 5 p.m. Oct. 30 at Parker and Otis in Durham and 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill.
McGreger, who owns Farmer’s Daughter Brand pickles and preserves, also will be speaking at 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at Parker and Otis in Durham.
Savor the South weekend in Greensboro
On Sept. 26-28, the O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro is hosting a weekend with events featuring all the authors to date of the “Savor the South” cookbooks from UNC Press.
The weekend includes dinners, breakfasts, cooking demonstrations and book signings. Some of the featured authors include Atlanta-based Virginia Willis, who wrote the “Bon Appetit Y’all” cookbooks, James Beard-award winning writer Kelly Alexander of Chapel Hill and Ronni Lundy, a food and music writer who wrote the classic tome, “Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes, and Honest Fried Chicken. ”
Prices range from $295 to $599 based on number of nights and occupancy. Details: ohenryhotel.com/savor.htm.