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Monday, June 2, 2014

Celebrity Chef Pat Neely Visits Winston-Salem

It has been a wonderful couple of months for foodies and particularly Southern foodies here in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Just a few days ago, we met and watched the first TV Queen of Southern cooking, Nathalie Dupree, make biscuits and shrimp and grits. This week, we'll be honored to see another Food Network star, Pat Neely, of the show "Down Home with the Neelys." This foodie town keeps growing! Don't miss these opportunities to learn from and meet the best!

A Conversation with Pat Neely 
My post-event photo with Pat Neely!

I'm very excited to be attending a meet and greet with celebrity chef Pat Neely the evening of June 4th at 7 p.m. Pat will be at the Arts Council Theatre talking about his latest cookbook Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from our Southern Kitchen to Yours, co-authored by him and his wife, Gina. Shannon Smith of Fox 8 will talk with Pat about his life, his cooking, his television show and his love of barbecue. Pat will sign cookbooks following the conversation, and there will be a reception featuring some of the dessert recipes from the Neely's cookbook.


Tickets for the conversation with Pat Neely are $15 for general admission and $35 for a ticket and a copy of the cookbook. The event is sponsored by Bookmarks Book Festival.

Eat & Greet with Pat Neely

The next morning, June 6th, at 8 a.m., Pat Neely will appear at one of my favorite downtown restaurants, Sweet Potatoes, for an "Eat & Greet." The event includes a full breakfast of friend catfish, pecan flapjacks, apple smoked bacon, sausage cream gravy with sweet potato biscuits, cheese grits, peach almond crisp and more, all based on the Neely's recipes and prepared by Sweet Potatoes' chefs.

During the meal, Pat will discuss the cookbook, his life and his Food Network show. Tickets for the eat and great are $52 and include the full breakfast and a copy of the cookbook, Back Home with the Neelys.  

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