A Taste of the South »»»Published: August 28, 2009

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  • Everyone knows that Southern cooks are the greatest in the world!

Everyone knows that Southern cooks are the greatest in the world and viewers will get a chance to see some of the best in action.

The state public television networks in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi are joining forces to produce this live fundraising special with each state network providing its own chef to cook part of the progressive dinner. It's the first production of the newly-formed Five-Star Network.

World-renowned Cajun and Creole chef John Folse from Louisiana will begin the show by preparing some mouth-watering seafood appetizers. Next up will be Chef Don Bingham of Arkansas, the author of two cookbooks and the Administrator of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. Don will prepare a wide range of delicious breads while Alabama restaurateur and television personality Leslie Bailey will be cooking the vegetables. Jackson, Mississippi restaurant owner and chef Grant Nooe will prepare an exciting catfish entree while Georgia's nationally-syndicated television chef Nathalie Dupree will top the meal off with a great peach dessert.

A companion cookbook called Five Star Tastes of the South will feature recipes from viewers in all five states and will be available during the show.


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