Dinner on the Grounds: Southern Suppers and Soirées
Whatever an event’s raison d’etre, a dinner on the grounds is filled with the classic elements of Southern culture―reshly cultivated food, family tradition, heirlooms, laughter and stories, all enjoyed in an outdoor venue. James T. Farmer III presents a collection of menus with mouthwatering recipes for every occasion, from traditional country church– hosted homecomings to lavish southern weddings, while reminding us that the art of grand Southern entertaining is not that each event need be grand, but that they are all grandly presented with style and confidence rooted in a heritage of hospitality.
James T. Farmer III, a true Southern gentleman and a graduate of Auburn University, has written a variety of books on southern living, including A Time to Plant, Porch Living, Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch, and A Time to Cook: Dishes from My Southern Sideboard. He is president of James Farmer Designs, which specializes in residential landscape, interior and floral design. He has appeared on the Today Show as well as regional television. His work has been featured in Southern Living and Traditional Home, among other magazines, and he is an editor-at-large for Southern Living. He lives in Kathleen, Georgia, just outside of Macon.
James T. Farmer III is the author of A Time to Plant. His company, James Farmer Designs, specializes in landscape and interior design. James is a proponent of garden living and entertaining, or weaving the bounties of the garden into your daily life. Find him at www.James.Farmer.com. He lives in Kathleen, Georgia.
Emily J. Followill began an adventure in photography twenty years ago. Since her early years studying her art, her style has been concise, crisp, and classic. She tells a story with beautiful, balanced photographs and a natural quality of light. From residential interiors to gardens, product to lifestyle, Emily demonstrates a passion and an eye for simple beauty in the most complex settings. Her work is recognized in national and international publications, including Veranda, Better Homes and Gardens, Traditional Home, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, Garden and Gun, Southern Living, and many others.