KNOXVILLE, TN. – The International Biscuit Festival today announced the lineup of speakers for the third annual Southern Food Writing Conference , to be held May 15th and 16th, 2014 in Knoxville, TN. The Conference celebrates the tradition of Southern food writing and its important connection to the culture of the South.
The Conference program is designed to attract food enthusiasts, professional food writers, food bloggers, and lovers of all things Southern. The Conference sessions mix educational, artistic and vocational topics that examine various facets of Southern food and culture.
“We are excited about the growing popularity of the Southern Food Writing Conference,” said John Craig, Biscuit Boss and lead organizer of the Conference. “Our goal is to provide a fun and informative gathering for professionals and amateurs alike,” added Craig. “Some of the most noted food and culture writers from across the Southeast will delve into a variety of topics that any Southern food lover will find entertaining.”
Confirmed speakers include:
John T. Edge – Director Southern Foodways Alliance
Edward Lee – Chef/Author Smoke & Pickles
Hunter Lewis – Executive Editor Southern Living
Ted Lee- Author The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
Jessica Mischner – Senior Editor Garden & Gun
Damon Lee Fowler – Author Essentials of Southern Cooking
Adrian Miller- Author Soul Food
Carrie Morey – Author/Owner Callie’s Biscuits of Charleston
Penny De Los Santos – Photographer Saveur
Joe Yonan – Food and Travel Editor Washington Post
Lisa Donovan – Pastry Chef Husk
Belinda Ellis – Author Biscuits: A Savor the South Cookbook
Beth Kirby – Author/Blogger Local Milk
Jennifer Justus – Author The Food Lover’s Guide to Nashville
Ronni Lundy – Author In Praise of Tomatoes
Session topics will include a range of conversations about the intersection of Southern food and Southern culture. Attendees will include authors, chefs, publishers, editors, producers, as well as fans who just love Southern food and those that write about it.
The registration fee covers all Conference sessions and all meals, including a special dinner at Blackberry Farm, voted the #1 Resort in North America and Canada by Travel + Leisure magazine. Space is limited and on a first come, first served basis.
The Crowne Plaza Knoxville and the Hilton Downtown Knoxville are the headquarters hotels for the Conference and offers special rates for Conference attendees.
The Southern Food Writing Conference is presented by the International Biscuit Festival, in partnership with White Lily and Visit Knoxville.
For more information about the Southern Food Writing Conference, go to southernfoodwriting.com or contact John Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org.