Philadelphia, Penn. (PRWEB) February 20, 2006
Chef/Proprietor Angela Brown of Angie Browns Restaurant, will host 2005 Toque Award Winner, Jessica Harris for a fun-filled Kitchenaid the Book and the Cook © and cookbook signing. On March 26, Angie and Jessica will collaborate on a dinner featuring recipes from Ms. Harris Book, Beyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food from the Atlantic Rim.
Jessica Harris is the author of nine critically acclaimed cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African Diaspora: Hot Stuff: A Gift to New World Cooking, Sky Juice and the Flying Fish Traditional Caribbean Cooking, just to name a few. Ms. Harris herself is a culinary historian, she has lectured on the African-American foodways at The Museum of Natural History in New York City, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC along with numerous colleges throughout the United States and abroad. She is presently working on her new book, The Martha's Vineyard Table to be published by Chronicle Book in early 2007.
Angela Brown is one of Philadelphia's bright new stars to the restaurant scene. Angie brings her family history of Creole to what was formerly known as the Goat Hollow in Mt.Airy on 300 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. Angie has created a warm, inviting atmosphere within this eclectic, hip neighborhood. Angie's inspiration comes from her family, as a young girl she watched her Greataunts and Grandparents who themselves embraced this wonderful diverse mix of flavors and culture. Creole reflects a blend of African, American Indian, Cuban, Spanish and French cuisines. "Creole" stems from the Spanish word "crillo" which means "a person native to a locality". Ms. Brown is a graduate of the Restaurant School in Philadelphia. She has worked at the Almond Beach Resort in Barbados and was instrumental in creating the first Childrens Cooking School in Chestnut Hill.
To attend the dinner at Angie Browns based on this wonderful book, reservations are necessary. Angie will be hosting Two seatings, 1:00 p.m. and then 4:00 p.m. Cost for the event is $50.00 including paired wines plus Tax and Tip. For reservation for this event please call 215-242- 4710, our website is http://www.angiebrown.com