Monday, March 12, 2012

An Appalachian Feast

After yesterday's appearances by Kathy Mattea and Barbara Kingsolver at A View from the Mountaintop, a fundraiser for LEAF, a large group, hosted by Dawn Coppock, came over to Cook Loft, a luxury condo on Gay Street (which, by the way, is a great place for a party) for the music of the The Lonetones and an Appalachian Feast prepared by Kim Trent and me and several friends. Here are some scenes from the event.

The Lonetones

The Table (with gorgeous Lenten Roses courtesy of Mary Lawrence Woodhull)

Deviled eggs

Biscuits (awaiting ham)

Fried chicken & fried okra from Chandler's

Bologna sandwiches--which brought forth the discovery that Mary Pom Claiborne and JT Bradley know way too much about cooking with processed meat products.

Pimento cheese and Ritz crackers


Peanuts (to go with the RCs, or the PBR, or the sweet tea, or the wine (from Bob's Package Store). I missed getting a shot of Melinda Meador doing a great job as bartender. I think I was too busy slapping mayonnaise on bologna and white bread.

And a selection of desserts: Sugar Daddys, Moon Pies, Goo Goo Clusters, and candy cigarettes

Great music. Fun food. An important cause. An amazing thank you sign created by Mary Lawrence.

And an opportunity for Kim to indulge in one of her favorite foods, fried chicken.

That's what we're having.

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