Attention, voracious readers (literally, hungry readers): Cookbook authors will take the stage throughout the weekend to share recipes from the grease-stained pages of their very own volumes. At 10 a.m. Saturday, veteran Nashville journalist Catherine Mayhew cooks from Handy Mom's Guide to Grilling: The Fast, Easy Way to Smokin' Meals! At 11:30, food critic Kay West, author of Around the Opry Table: A Feast of Recipes from the Grand Ole Opry, will whip up a batch of Alan Jackson's pimento cheese, along with Martina McBride's bus-stop chili and Ricky Skaggs' pear pie. At 2:30, Julia Reed shows off salty delights from Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Delicacies. At noon Sunday, the Saucy Sisters will broadcast live from the Plaza on WLAC 1510. For a full schedule, visit humanities.tennessee.org/festival/sessions.php.
Fri., Oct. 10; Sat., Oct. 11; Sun., Oct. 12, 2008