Author event with Sean Brock author of South at Blair School of Music

Parnassus Books is thrilled to host James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock for his new cookbook, South, on Monday, October 21st at 6:30pm at Blair School of Music. Brock will be joined in conversation by Patrick Carney, lead drummer for The Black Keys.

Two ticket options are available for this event: a ticket that admits one person and includes one signed copy of South, or a ticket that admits two people and includes one signed copy of South. Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

If you preordered a copy of South from Parnassus, but would like to attend the event, please contact our Orders Manager, Heather, at for assistance.

If you purchase a ticket to the event and are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to one week before the event. Click here for instructions on how to request a refund. If you did not attend the event and did not request a refund, you may make arrangements to obtain the book included with your ticket after the event. You must contact Parnassus Books within one month of the event to arrange to pick up the book included with your ticket or have the book shipped to you for an additional shipping fee. No books can be claimed more than a month after the event has occurred.

About the book:

SOUTH: Essential Recipes and New Explorations is the much-anticipated new bible of Southern home cooking from Brock, “the most conspicuously gifted American chef of his generation” (Time), who has revolutionized the way the world thinks about Southern food. In 125 irresistible recipes, Brock—founding chef of Husk, two-time James Beard Award winner, and New York Times bestselling author—highlights the simplicity, diversity, thrift, comfort, seasonality, and pure deliciousness of the South’s regional cuisines. Includes starters, mains, sides, desserts, and drinks, plus key knowledge such as how to care for cast iron, how to fry, how to cook over a hearth, and more.

About the author:

Sean Brock is the founding chef of the award-winning Husk restaurants and the chef/owner of a forthcoming to-be-named restaurant in Nashville. HisNew York Times bestselling first book, Heritage, was the winner of the James Beard Award for Best American Cookbook and the IACP Julia Child First Book Award in 2015 and was called “the blue-ribbon chef cookbook of the year” by the New York Times Book Review. Brock won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast in 2010 and was a finalist for Outstanding Chef in 2013, 2014, and 2015. His TV résumé includes Chef’s Table and The Mind of a Chef, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Raised in rural Virginia, Brock is passionate about preserving and restoring heirloom ingredients. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Find him on Instagram @hseanbrock.

Event date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music
2400 Blakemore Ave
Nashville, TN 37212