Christy Jordan will be at Off Square Books to discuss her wonderful cookbook Southern Plate.
"I could practically smell the blackberry cobbler baking in the kitchen while thumbing through the pages," says bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson about a new cookbook from an up and coming southern star. Known to thousands on the web from her website and blog, Alabama native Christy Jordan will hit the ground running this fall when William Morrow releases her debut, SOUTHERN PLATE: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family (William Morrow; October 5, 2010; 27.50).
Aunt Sue's Poundcake, a tall glass of fresh lemonade, a porch swing, and the comforting sounds of home and family are all a part of SOUTHERN PLATE and the foundations of the life Christy Jordan knows best. A graduate of The University of North Alabama with a degree in Home Economics; a marriage of twelve years; two young children; and a family history strongly rooted in Huntsville, Alabama have all given Christy everything that matters. In her words "money doesn't make you rich. I come from a long line of people who were financially poor, but richer than Midas in every way that mattered." When she first started her website, Christy never imagined that she would have thousands of followers and fans, and that a book would be forthcoming. But none of these successes have changed her style of cooking, or her attitude about good southern food-it's simple, inexpensive, and wonderful to eat!
Christy shares her cooking and her family on Southerplate.com, which gives visitors a sense of actually joining together at the table. To see Christy in action, there are video cooking demonstrations, and shout outs to fans that are just for fun. She also participates in promotions and sponsorships with Kraft, Goodbite.com, and others.