Café au Libris: Hugh Acheson

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Thursday, October 19
7:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

Hugh Acheson will be visiting the library to talk about his new book: The Chef and the Slow Cooker.

"You’ve never seen a slow cooker do this before... It slices! It dices! Ok, a slow cooker doesn’t do any of these things, but what it can do might still surprise you. As chef Hugh Acheson shows you, you can use it to poach fish, to steam-roast a chicken or leg of lamb, to make intense stocks and broths, and of course to braise the most tender short ribs. All while giving you the ability to walk away and live your life while dinner readies itself. That’s still a pretty good trick, isn’t it?"

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Hugh Acheson is a chef and food writer who lives in Athens, GA. He is the chef/owner/partner of the Athens, Georgia, restaurants 5&10 and The National, the Atlanta restaurants Empire State South, First & Third Hot Dog & Sausage Stand, and coffee shop Spiller Park Coffee. His cookbook, A NEW TURN in the SOUTH won the award for Best Cookbook in the field of “American Cooking” by the James Beard Foundation in 2012. His second cookbook is PICK a PICKLE, and his third, THE BROAD FORK, was released in the spring of 2015. Food & Wine Magazine named him Best New Chef way back in 2002 and the James Beard Foundation awarded him Best Chef Southeast in 2012. Hugh competed in Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, Season 3 and starred as a judge on Top Chef, Seasons 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13. His thoughts about Canada, college football, crappy television, current events, politics, and old Far Side comics can be found on Twitter and on Instagram @hughacheson.

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Café au Libris:
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Café au Libris:
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7:00 p.m.
In Multipurpose Room A

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Café au Libris:
Dr. Allan M. Armitage

Thursday, December 7
7:00 p.m.
In Appleton Auditorium

From teaching to trialing, breeding and developing plants to writing texts, Armitage’s adventures have added up Book 30 years of an unrivaled passion for horticulture and teaching those who love to learn. He’s known as the perennials guru of the South, but Armitage has touched nearly every sector of the plant industry. The author of 13 books on topics ranging from geranium growing manuals for growers to encyclopedias about annuals and perennials, to stories about the origins of plants and people who discovered them, his enthusiasm is inspiring and contagious.

The Friends Spring Book Sale

The Book Sale will be held at the Library March 7-10. Book donations are appreciated!

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