The Book 2017-12-07T18:15:31+00:00

Press Release

Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters Introduce Their Newest Collaboration: A Mississippi Palate

Chef, restaurateur, and author Robert St. John and watercolorist Wyatt Waters are pleased to introduce their latest collaboration, a hardback book entitled A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home. Scheduled to deliver to bookstores and gift shops in November 2017, the book marks the fourth partnership between the two notable Mississippians.

A Mississippi Palate delivers 105 recipes, each with a Mississippi connection. Readers will enjoy delving into these recipes for delicious favorites from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. The book includes easy-to-follow recipes for basic staples such as roasted corn, biscuits, and fudge cake. It also offers creative twists on common Mississippi standards, with recipes for Creole Catfish, Oysters Rockefeller, and Crawfish Mac & Cheese.

“Working on our fourth book together was a totally different experience than when we began working together 10 years ago,” says St. John. “Back then we were just getting to know each other, and now we are best friends who can finish each other’s sentences. I think it shows in the work. I hope readers of this book will experience the fondness we both have for our state, its people and its food traditions.”

The 136-page book is beautifully illustrated by Waters, who traversed the state to recreate some of its most indelible images, such as the Jackson skyline, roadside crosses on Highway 25, and the Canton courthouse.

“My childhood was spent traveling the state and seeing the many unique aspects that make up its history,” says Waters. “It’s been a joy to depict the culture and traditions of different areas as I’ve traveled with Robert to work on this book. I hope that readers will find some places they recognize as well as some places they want to visit and discover for themselves.”

St. John and Waters previous collaborated on A Southern Palate, Southern Seasons, and An Italian Palate.

 A Mississippi Palate has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and will be sold in bookstores and gift shops throughout the state. It is published by Different Drummer Publishing, located in Hattiesburg, MS.

Contact Layla Essary for book sales information at layla@nsrg.com or 601.264.0672.

Press Release

Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters Introduce Their Newest Collaboration:

A Mississippi Palate

Chef, restaurateur, and author Robert St. John and watercolorist Wyatt Waters are pleased to introduce their latest collaboration, a hardback book entitled A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home. Scheduled to deliver to bookstores and gift shops in November 2017, the book marks the fourth partnership between the two notable Mississippians.

A Mississippi Palate delivers 105 recipes, each with a Mississippi connection. Readers will enjoy delving into these recipes for delicious favorites from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. The book includes easy-to-follow recipes for basic staples such as roasted corn, biscuits, and fudge cake. It also offers creative twists on common Mississippi standards, with recipes for Creole Catfish, Oysters Rockefeller, and Crawfish Mac & Cheese.

“Working on our fourth book together was a totally different experience than when we began working together 10 years ago,” says St. John. “Back then we were just getting to know each other, and now we are best friends who can finish each other’s sentences. I think it shows in the work. I hope readers of this book will experience the fondness we both have for our state, its people and its food traditions.”

The 136-page book is beautifully illustrated by Waters, who traversed the state to recreate some of its most indelible images, such as the Jackson skyline, roadside crosses on Highway 25, and the Canton courthouse.

“My childhood was spent traveling the state and seeing the many unique aspects that make up its history,” says Waters. “It’s been a joy to depict the culture and traditions of different areas as I’ve traveled with Robert to work on this book. I hope that readers will find some places they recognize as well as some places they want to visit and discover for themselves.”

St. John and Waters previous collaborated on A Southern Palate, Southern Seasons, and An Italian Palate.

 A Mississippi Palate has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and will be sold in bookstores and gift shops throughout the state. It is published by Different Drummer Publishing, located in Hattiesburg, MS.

Contact Layla Essary for book sales information at layla@nsrg.com.

Book Signings

November

Jackson, MS
Mistletoe Marketplace
November 1-4, 2017

Hattiesburg, MS
Main Street Books, 5:00 pm
November 6, 2017

Jackson, MS
Lemuria Books, 5:00 pm
November 7, 2017

Oxford, MS
Square Books, 5:00 pm
November 8, 2017

Gulfport, MS
Martin Miazza Gifts, 1:30 pm
November 9, 2017

Hattiesburg, MS
Hattiesburg Library, 6:00 pm
November 9, 2017

Cleveland, MS
Cotton Row Books, 5:30 pm
November 12, 2017

Pass Christian, MS
Pass Christian Books, 5:30 pm
November 13, 2017

Forest, MS
Colbert Commons, 2 pm
November 19, 2017

December

Louisville, MS
Winston County Library,  11:00 am
December 7, 2017

Philadelphia, MS
Kademi, 4:00 pm
December 7, 2017

Vicksburg, MS
Lorelei Books, 5:30 pm
December 8, 2017

Clinton, MS
(Canceled---Wyatt Waters Gallery Open House, 10 am)
 December 9, 2017

Starkville, MS
Book Mart, 5:00 pm
December 11, 2017

Greenwood, MS
Turnrow Book Co., 5:30 pm
December 12, 2017

Meridian, MS
Cater’s Market, 11:00 am
December 13, 2017

Hattiesburg, MS
Spirit of Women, Southern Oaks, 10:00 am
December 14, 2017 (Register by December 11)

Clinton, MS
Clinton Library, 6:00 pm
December 14, 2017

Biloxi, MS
Beau Rivage, 1:00 pm
December 15, 2017

Ocean Springs, MS
Layton’s, 4:00 pm
December 15, 2017

Jackson, MS
Lemuria,  11:00 am
December 16, 2017

Everyday Gourmet, 3:00 pm
December 16, 2017

Tupelo, MS
Reed’s, 11:00 am
December 18, 2017

Hattiesburg, MS
Main Street Books, 2:00 pm
December 19, 2017