Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Damaris Phillips as she discusses and signs Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy.
Damaris Phillips is a Southern chef in love with an ethical vegetarian. Growing up, greens were made with pork, and it wasn’t Sunday without fried chicken. So, she had to transform the way she cooks. In Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy, Phillips shares 100 recipes that embody the modern Southern kitchen: food that retains all its historic comfort and flavor, but an now be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.
Damaris Phillips is a chef, the host of Southern at Heart, and co-host of new shows Southern & Hungry and The Bobby and Damaris Show on the Food Network. She is also the 2013 winner of Food Network Star, where she impressed judges with her fresh take on Southern cuisine, and won over the audience with her impeccable charm. From Louisville, Kentucky, Phillips graduated from Jefferson Community and Technical College with a degree in culinary arts. One of five kids, Damaris learned to cook at an early age and was responsible for cooking one night a week for her large family. Damaris learned to cook at an early age and was responsible for cooking one night a week for her large family. Damaris uses her wit and her traditional Southern cuisine to pack a one-two punch in the kichen.