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Pop-Up Chef: Vishwesh Bhatt

August 12 @ 5:30 pm

Stop by Friday, August 12th starting at 5:30 pm to meet James Beard Award-winning chef Vishwesh Bhatt, hear about his debut cookbook I am from Here, and try a few samples!

We are so excited to celebrate this debut cookbook from one of the South’s most innovative and talented chefs. James Beard Award–winning chef Vishwesh Bhatt hails from the Indian state of Gujarat but has lived in Oxford, Mississippi, for more than two decades. As he immersed himself in the ingredients of the American South, he couldn’t help but notice the similarities to those he grew up with, including rice, peanuts, spices, tomatoes, and okra. In his long-anticipated cookbook, Bhatt shares his worldly life story through 130 recipes that pay homage to traditional southern and Indian ingredients while exploring the unexpected delight of partnering the two. Recipes run the gamut from the simple—grilled okra, roast chicken, fried rice—to dinner party–worthy showstoppers, such as peanut masala-stuffed baby eggplant, steamed corn cakes, and Pork Indad. If he’s grilling a rack of ribs or frying catfish, it’s to have friends over to share. I Am From Here makes an elegant, delicious case that a more expansive, inclusive South is a more delicious South—for everyone.

Vishwesh Bhatt is the executive chef of Snackbar in Oxford, Mississippi. He was named Best Chef of the South by the James Beard Foundation in 2019.

This is a free event!


August 12
5:30 pm
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M. Judson Booksellers
130 S. Main St.
Greenville, 29601 United States