March 21, 2023
Writers in Conversation: Celebrity Chef Jernard A. Wells, author of Southern Inspired
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
A talk that will leave you starving for more! Join us as we chat with celebrity chef Jernard Wells about his newest cookbook Southern Inspired: More Than 100 Delicious Dishes from My American Table to Yours.
Southern Inspired is full of delicious and inventive recipes that remix the traditional flavors and classic dishes of Southern food and celebrate African-American culinary contributions to tables worldwide. After growing up in Mississippi, the host of CLEO TV’s New Soul Kitchen, Chef Jernard Wells, brought the familiar dishes and bold flavors of the South along with his culinary journey to become a chef, restaurateur, and TV host. With Southern Inspired, Jernard continues his journey—retracing the steps of generations of African American cooks whose creations have contributed to global kitchen tables since slavery. Southern food defines American food at large, and Chef Jernard takes it to a new level while still honoring its roots.