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Kevin Gillespie Celebrates Pork in New Cookbook

Love all things pork? Can’t get enough bacon? Then you’ll want to pick up a copy of Pure Pork Awesomeness by Chef Kevin Gillespie.

The cookbook out March 31st features recipes from around the world with pork as the featured ingredient. The Atlanta chef, restaurateur and Top Chef fan favorite shares his love for pigs and offers dishes for any occasion or day of the week.

Pure Pork AwesomenessYou’ll have a new appreciation for how delicious and versatile pork can be with more than 100 recipes like Milk-Braised Pork Shoulder, Pork Vindaloo, Thai Red Curry Pork, Slow Cooker Country-Style Ribs, Ham Burgers, Bacon Popcorn and Bacon-Molasses Chipwiches.

The book is full of information on pigs, from guides to breeds, parts and labels to cooking methods and techniques. It even answers the question, “why do pigs have snouts?”

Fans can join Chef Gillespie for a special cookbook release party on Sunday, March 29th from 2 to 6 p.m. at Gunshow. Admission includes a signed copy of the book with a rare edition of the “lost” chapter and an array of appetizing pork offerings. Guests will also enjoy drink specials including beer from SweetWater Brewing Company. Tickets are $50 and are available through Xorbia.

Chef Gillespie opened Gunshow in Glenwood Park in May 2013. His second restaurant, Revival, will open this June in Decatur. Chef Gillespie’s debut cookbook, Fire in My Belly, was selected as a James Beard Award Finalist.

Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World by Kevin Gillespie with David Joachim is published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, and is available for $29.99.

For more information visit chefkevingillespie.com.

In the Magazines: The Atlantan

Check out articles from the AG’s Robin Alix Austin in the December 2014 issue of The Atlantan, out now.

Atlantan December 2014Present Perfect
Luxe gifts for five unique occasions. Plus experts share their favorite holiday entertaining tips.
Page 46

Innovative Excellence
For the oenophile who has everything, check out the Coravin.
Page 124

What’s for Dinner?
Anne Byrn, UGA alumna and former food editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution dishes on her new cookbook.
Page 126

Fire in My Belly: Debut Cookbook from Chef Kevin Gillespie

Talented chef and Atlanta favorite Kevin Gillespie will be celebrating this month’s release of his debut cookbook with a party at Woodfire Grill.

Fire in My Belly features more than 120 recipes developed by Gillespie. Starting with the philosophy that when the season changes the menu changes, Chef Gillespie has shared dishes and techniques that will get home cooks thinking like chefs.

“Real cooking is flying by the seat of your pants. It’s finding some inspiration among the ingredients in front of you or your favorite techniques and putting them together to make something good to eat,” writes Gillespie.

The release party on October 9th will include a tasting of hors d’oeuvres from recipes in the cookbook. From 6pm to 10pm guests will enjoy mushroom toast, fried green tomatoes, ribs, squash tarts, banana pudding and more.

Tickets cost $75 per person in advance ($35 without a copy of Fire in My Belly) or $90 at the door, pending availability. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Gillespie recently announced he would be leaving Woodfire Grill to open up Gunshow in spring 2013. The restaurant to be located in Glenwood Park will have a home-like atmosphere and a menu of seasonally rooted, locally focused food.

For more information on Chef Gillespie, Fire in My Belly and the nationwide book tour visit www.chefkevingillespie.com.

Fire in My Belly Release Party at Woodfire Grill, October 9th from 6pm to 10pm. 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta.

Alex Hitz Celebrates Atlanta Roots in Cookbook

It’s an extra special homecoming for chef and HSN personality Alex Hitz. The Atlanta native will be in town this October to celebrate the release of his first cookbook.

My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist draws on five generations of southern hospitality with family recipes, cooking anecdotes and advice for menu planning and entertaining. It’s part cookbook and part memoir — Alex mixes together southern favorites, European traditions and a pinch of Beverly Hills glamour for his signature style that’s both casual and elegant.

Mouthwatering recipes include Heirloom Tomato Pie, Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Horseradish Sauce, Luscious Lemon-Ginger Squares, Salted Caramel Cake, and of course, Fried Chicken.

A third-generation Atlantan on both sides, Alex has been a passionate foodie and host from a young age. He was first inspired by his mother, who claimed Alex had planned the menu for his second birthday party. After honing his skills at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Alex purchased half-ownership of The Patio by the River (later sold to Canoe), a restaurant where he worked as a teen. In 2009 Alex launched The Beverly Hills Kitchen, a line of gourmet foods that is one of the top-selling food lines on HSN.

My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist is published by Alfred A. Knopf and goes on sale in October (hardcover $35).

For more information on Alex Hitz visit thebeverlyhillskitchen.com.

Alex Hitz will visit Atlanta in October for a series of events:

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
An Evening with Alex Hitz at the Atlanta History Center

Honorary Chair Dean DuBose Smith, Chairs Aimee Chubb, Duvall Fuqua, Elizabeth Hale and Frances Schultz will gather at the History Center for an evening of fine dining and dancing with a menu straight from the pages of Alex’s book prepared by Mary Hataway and the staff of Soiree. Alex will share stories and photos of his incredible journey. Tickets are $225 each and include a signed copy of Alex’s book. Event proceeds help support the educational activities of the Atlanta History Center.

For ticket information contact Katherine Hoogerwerf at (404) 814-4102 or khoogerwerf@atlantahistorycenter.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Book Signing at TRAVADAVI Boutique
2300 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
11:00 am

Book Signing and Lecture at the Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
7:00 pm

Admission for lectures is $5 members, $10 nonmembers, and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted; reservations are required; call (404) 814-4150 or reserve online at www.AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Lectures.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Book Signing and Q&A at Barnes and Noble
2900 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
2:00 p.m.