CCJ Reports

7 must-have foods for a Southern cookout, according to Food Network chef coming to Macon

Chef+Jernard+Wells
Chef Jernard Wells

Chef Jernard Wells

Special to the Telegraph

Special to the Telegraph

Chef Jernard Wells

Celebrity chef Jernard Wells is considered one of America’s top chefs, appearing on the Food Network and opening multiple restaurants around the country.

A Mississippi native, Wells is true to his Southern roots. His fifth cookbook, “Southern Modified,” written with Denise Boutte, focuses on Southern-inspired dishes using healthier ingredients.

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste for healthy living, Wells told The Telegraph.

Wells will be in Macon on Sept. 22, hosting an event for the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank at the Anderson Conference Center. The Chefs & Spirits Extravaganza, to be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m., will feature cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs and a kids zone. Tickets are $45-$65 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

In advance of the event, Wells shared with us his top seven must-have foods to have at a Southern cookout.

1. Fried chicken

Wells said when he makes fried chicken, he likes to add a lot of seasoning, such as rosemary, cayenne pepper and thyme. He also uses buttermilk instead of whole milk.

Read the rest of the list here.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
7 must-have foods for a Southern cookout, according to Food Network chef coming to Macon