For those that know me, I'm more of a great bullshitter than anything else. Sure, I'm known to boast about things from time to time, yet I realize the importance of persistent humility.
But today I want to be honest... shit - I'm totally stoked!
There's been a few times in my life when I've felt like I've been living in Jerry Seinfeld's 'bizzaro world'. For those poor, poor souls who haven't watched enough Seinfeld to get my reference, shame on you. For the rest of you (good, fine folks) - you know what I mean. Amongst the same's and similarities, sometimes something comes along that completely knocks you off your rocker.
In this business - it's happened a few times... publishing a book, appearing on TV, getting mentions and positive reviews from major publications, being named as one of the best cookbooks by The New York Times, flirting with Kathy Lee and Hoda, and finally signing on to write the next book of my life - A Southern Gentleman's Kitchen. I've been blessed.
Still . . . opening up this month's Southern Living magazine (the gold standard of Southern food, culture, and hospitality) to read a feature by your boy on cooking momma a delectable Mother's Day brunch... that just took the cake. Damn, that's just really cool.
I want to send out a huge thanks to momma for the inspiration - alongside her lifelong support and teachings in the kitchen. Also to the SL team of Lindsay Bierman, Hunter Lewis, Whitney Wright, and the test kitchen and photography crew who helped make this a reality. Let's do some more! Lastly, a big thanks to my agent Stacey Glick.
So . . . to get the recipes and so much more - go buy a copy of the magazine. Treat momma to an afternoon experience she'll never forget!
And better yet? Since we ran out of room for the whole story - read my introduction to the article below. Hungry? Go buy the magazine and get cooking y'all!