The Southern Foodie


If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ve seen mention of my buddy Chris more than a few times. When I first met Chris, he was in the printing business and I was in the publishing business. At the time he was also (and still is) writing for the Nashville Scene Bites Blog. I was a frequent commenter on Bites, and had just recently started my own little food blog.

My, how times have changed!

Chris took the plunge to become a full time writer a while back, and I made a career jump to become the Senior Marketing Manager at Goo Goo Cluster. Now we are both fully immersed in the food world 24/7, which, if you love food and drink as much as we both do, is a very good thing.

While I was birthing a baby and adjusting to motherhood these past few months, Chris was also busy giving birth to his own “baby” – his first published book!

Chris’ The Southern Foodie: 100 Places to Eat In The South Before You Die (and the Recipes That Made Them Famous) is my kind of read.

Part travel book, part cookbook, part food porn, it explores foods in the South beyond fried chicken, grits, and cornbread. Don’t misunderstand, those are definitely in there too, but right alongside dishes like Flaming Butterscotch Bourbon Creme Brulee, Creole Eggplant, Foraged Mushroom Gratin and Roasted Heirloom Pumpkin with Mulled Sorghum Glaze.

Roasted Heirloom Pumpkin with Mulled Sorghum Glaze from Nashville’s own Capitol Grille

If I could, I would hop into my car and road trip across the South to a good chunk of the restaurants featured in this book. But, since I can’t exactly drop everything and do that, I’ll do the next best thing – make some of these incredible sounding recipes!

Country Ham Fritters from Proof in Louisville are speaking to me…..



Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get an actual taste of this cookbook before purchasing? Well, guess what? You can! Meet Chris in person and taste some of the recipes straight from the pages of The Southern Foodie at Chef’s Market in Goodlettesville.


Book Signing and Guest Chef Appearance with Chris Chamberlain, author of The Southern Foodie


Thursday, October 4th, 5-8 pm


Chef’s Market
900 Conference Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072


Recipes from The Southern Foodie that will be featured at Chef’s Market October 4th-6th:

Pecan Chicken in Bourbon-Maple-Mustard Cream Sauce from Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, Kentucky

Sweet-Tea-Brined Pork Chop with Ginger-Blackberry preserves from 29 South, Florida

Red Beans and Rice and Sausage from Lasyone’s, Louisiana

There will be copies of The Southern Foodie on hand to purchase and have Chris sign, but if you can’t make it to Chef’s Market, you can purchase the book on Amazon or locally here in Nashville at Parnassus Books.