Each state will have its own cooking segment featuring an outstanding chef from its area. PBS and Louisiana Public Broadcasting Chef John Folse (A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.) will lead off the festivities from the Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. Chef Don Bingham, a veteran of the previous two programs, will cook for Arkansas from a Bed and Breakfast in the historic Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas. Gus Ravanos, the chef and owner of the acclaimed Gus’s Azalea Manor Courtyard in Mobile, will cook for Alabama at an Antebellum home near Montgomery. Chef Dan Blumenthal, the co-owner and chef at BRAVO! in Jackson, Mississippi, will prepare some very special holiday recipes at the historic Levy Mansion in Vicksburg.
The Five-Star Holiday Tastes of the South cookbook features more than 500 recipes from viewers in the four participating states including the recipes prepared on the show. Community® Coffee is underwriting a portion of the program.