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Cooks and Books Dinner Series at Fearrington

So I've been eyeing this series and the prices are a little high but the chance to meet the author, get a signed book and have dinner cooked from his menu are relatively good for the money spent.. plus it gives you a unique experience from items you might find in the triangle. The next one is this weds with Ed Lee and the menu looks tasty.

http://www.fearrington.com/event/edwa...

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  1. Two days from now. Shame, I might have gone. But I have to say kimchi poutine is one of the most unpleasant sounding things I've seen on a menu. It almost has to be better than it sounds.

    I couldn't find a list of the series but did see that there aren't any cooks/books in July. This could definitely be a fun thing to do.

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    1. re: LulusMom

      That sounds, um, interesting to me too.

      I recently went to Fearrington for the first time in 30 years. Oh boy.

      I so loved it when it was just the house and the farm. Now, I don't know what to think! I can tell you the Fearrington Cookbook was ahead of its time. Mama gave it to me in 1984 and I still use it.

      If y'all decide to do one of those let me know. I'd like to meet up.

      1. re: Sue in Mt P

        That would be fantastic. I'll *try* to keep my eye on what is happening there, and maybe you could do the same? If we find something we're both interested in, we can go together.

        Glad I'm not the only one who thinks kimchi poutine is kind of icky sounding.

    2. I'll be there serving up a new beer we brewed in collaboration with Fearrington...an English-style IPA with herbs from their gardens. Come say hey if you end up going.

      Cheers,
      Sean

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      1. re: peetoteeto

        What herbs? Trying to figure out the taste and intrigued.

        1. re: LulusMom

          Bronze fennel and lemon thyme.To me it tastes just like lemon iced tea. Meets floral IPA.

        2. re: peetoteeto

          If you ever decide to do a beer with collards.. please call it Coll (cole) Porter :-p. I know there is dandelion wine.. could dandelion beer be close behind?

          1. re: burgeoningfoodie

            Viola! Behold Pissenlit, made dandelions. Also one of the more unique beer names out there...

            http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/...

            1. re: peetoteeto

              Indeed.. I hope the name is neither what happens when you drink it or how it tastes.

        3. I would have gone but there is a dinner on Friday that I'm saving for. For $85 though this is a pretty good deal.. food, signed book, chef meet and greet and maybe some more money for alcohol but don't recall off top of my head.

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          1. re: burgeoningfoodie

            I feel pretty sure they're not giving away alcohol - at least not more than maybe a glass or two of wine.

          2. I was very impressed they landed Thomas Keller for the series. Sold out in a jiffy even at $250 a head.

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            1. re: bbqme

              Yikes, that's not much less than dinner at one if his places.