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Cooks and Books Dinner Series at Fearrington

burgeoningfoodie Jun 3, 2013 10:23 AM

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.


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  1. LulusMom RE: burgeoningfoodie Jun 3, 2013 12:01 PM

    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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      Sue in Mt P RE: LulusMom Jun 3, 2013 04:20 PM

      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.

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        LulusMom RE: Sue in Mt P Jun 4, 2013 05:51 AM

        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. peetoteeto RE: burgeoningfoodie Jun 3, 2013 07:09 PM

      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.


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        LulusMom RE: peetoteeto Jun 4, 2013 05:52 AM

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

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          peetoteeto RE: LulusMom Jun 4, 2013 11:43 AM

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

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          burgeoningfoodie RE: peetoteeto Jun 4, 2013 06:14 AM

          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?

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            peetoteeto RE: burgeoningfoodie Jun 4, 2013 11:43 AM

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


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              burgeoningfoodie RE: peetoteeto Jun 4, 2013 11:44 AM

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

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          burgeoningfoodie RE: burgeoningfoodie Jun 4, 2013 06:16 AM

          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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            LulusMom RE: burgeoningfoodie Jun 4, 2013 06:22 AM

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

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            bbqme RE: burgeoningfoodie Jun 4, 2013 03:47 PM

            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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              D R C RE: bbqme Jun 5, 2013 06:53 AM

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

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                burgeoningfoodie RE: D R C Jun 5, 2013 08:58 AM

                And he wasn't cooking.

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