June 3, 2011 1:19:00 PM
Elizabeth Heiskell, co-author of "Somebody Stole the Cornbread from My Dressing," is the featured speaker at the June 8 Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and the Hitching Lot Farmers'' Market Table Talk series.
Heiskell, who hails from the Delta, collaborated with fellow Mississippian Susanne Reed to produce a cookbook which takes a wry look at the cultural differences between northern and southern cuisine while also providing readers with great menus and recipes. Her recipes are versatile, easy to prepare and answer the "what to serve" question for anyone who is planning a special occasion or just dinner.
From pimiento cheese sandwiches to "Deloris''s Fight Your Best Friend for it Fried Chicken," Heiskell brings a chef''s appreciation for unique southern dishes. She was the lead culinary instructor at the Viking Cooking School in Greenwood and has prepared food for such notables as the Duchess of York, former Vice President Al Gore and a host of Mississippi governors.
"This promises to be a fun program. I, for one, hope to find out why some people don''t have cornbread in their dressing," said Friends board member Jo Shumake.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for those wishing to bring their lunch and socialize before the program begins at noon. The Friends will serve iced tea.
Table Talk will be presented each Wednesday in June at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. For more information on the series, contact the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org