Alabama NewsCenter — Alabama food and hospitality enhance global conference

| October 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am

By Susan Swagler

Days before Mayor Randall Woodfin welcomed more than 550 guests to Birmingham for the 43rd annual conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), several notable visitors to the Magic City already had made themselves at home here.

Mashama Bailey, the James Beard-winning executive chef and partner of The Grey in Savannah, showed up at The Essential, owned by chefs Kristen Hall and Victor King, for a sold-out, four-course dinner celebrating her book, “Black, White, and The Grey.” Samantha Fore, a Sri Lankan-American chef from Lexington, Kentucky, and a 2020 Southern Living Cook of the Year, took her Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites pop-up action to the kitchen at Frank and Pardis Stitt’s Bottega. (You’ll want to get some of Spicewalla’s Tuk Tuk Fried Chicken Spice for your own kitchen.) Ashley McMakin welcomed Carrie Morey, of Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, to her Homewood Ashley Mac’s location with a tasty Callie’s-biscuit-Andy-Mac-burger collaboration. Morey signed copies of “Hot Little Suppers” and talked about starting an online biscuit company – using her mom’s prized recipe – way before online everything even became a thing.

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