Award Winning Chefs: Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart

Gwinnett County Public Library Presents a Luncheon with New York Times Bestselling Authors and Award Winning Chefs: Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart

(Lawrenceville, Ga., May 20, 2014)-- Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with Garden Plaza of Lawrenceville will host an upscale weekday luncheon with New York Times bestselling authors Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart on June 4, 2014.

The authors will discuss their 2013 James Beard Award winning book: Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking and host a Q&A session followed by an onsite book-signing while guests enjoy a delicious lunch. Cookbooks will be available for purchase during the luncheon. Proceeds will support the Gwinnett County Public Library.

Nathalie Dupree is the author of 15 cookbooks and has appeared on more than 300 television shows for The Food Network, PBS, and others. She has been prominently featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune as well as Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Better Homes and Garden, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping magazines. She is a three time James Beard Award winner and was awarded the prestigious “Grand Dame” of Les Dames d’ Escoffier, an international organization of top women in the culinary field, and was named the 2013 Woman of the Year by the prestigious organization of French Chefs of America.
Cynthia Graubart, a James Beard Award winner, is the author of Slow Cooking for Two: Basics, Techniques, and Recipes. Her other books include Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (2013 James Beard Award) and Southern Biscuits, both coauthored with Nathalie Dupree. Her first book was The One-Armed Cook: Quick and Easy Recipes, Smart Meal Plans, and Savvy Advice for New (and not-so-new) Moms. She is also a columnist for Southern Living magazine and cooking teacher.

The “Lunch & Listen” series brings authors and readers together, providing the ultimate food for thought with a wide range of authors -- from bestselling mystery writers, and award-winning regional novelists, to nonfiction and cookbook authors.

Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 per person. Tickets sold at the door will be $17.  For more information or to purchase tickets: visit Or email The event will take place on Wed. June 4 at Noon; doors do not open until 11:30 am.  The luncheon will take place at and in partnership with, Garden Plaza at Lawrenceville, off of Route 316 at 230 Collins Industrial Way in Lawrenceville.