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Jenny Nelson and Georgia’s Kitchen

Jenny Nelson and Georgia’s Kitchen

According to Jenny Nelson, the best advice she ever received on writing a novel was, “to write the book I wanted to read.” It took years to complete but when the author debuted with Georgia’s Kitchen on August 3, 2010, she had told a story that also appealed to countless readers. The proof: Five star reviews at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders! Ah reviews, the author’s main character Georgia Gray knows them well. From the novel’s title one would…

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Guest Jenny Nelson
On Food, Florence, and Inspiration

Guest Jenny Nelson
On Food, Florence, and Inspiration

[Ah sweet memories — particularly those deep, heartfelt ones that inspire authors to wrap a novel around them. In today’s guest post, Jenny Nelson describes how her first trip to Italy began a love affair and ultimately a setting for her debut novel, Georgia’s Kitchen.] On Food, Florence, and Inspiration The first time I went to Florence I was 20 years old and had just finished two semesters in Mardrid, where I majored in “mucha marcha,” the distinctly Madrileño art…

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Keetha DePriest Mosley and Culinary Kudzu(s)

Keetha DePriest Mosley and Culinary Kudzu(s)

From the Book’s Back Cover Kudzu. That quintessential Southern vine that seems to envelop everything in its path and can’t be deterred. Much like this indefatigable creeper, Southern culture seems to have ingratiated itself into every aspect of our daily lives. Nowhere is that presence more apparent than in the kitchen. Long have Southerners appreciated and embraced the joys and memorable times that accompany good food and good friends. Almost five years ago, Keetha DePriest Mosley [formerly Reed] (Culinary Kudzu:…

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