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Simmer: Corn Five Ways with Author Erin Murray, Chefs Tandy Wilson and Rebekah Turshen of City House, Chef Karla Ruiz of Karla’s Catering & Food Writer, Spirits Expert Jim Myers

  • The Nashville Food Project 5904 California Avenue Nashville, TN 37209 (map)

Erin Byers Murray, James Beard-nominated author and editor of Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, will lead a dinner and discussion around her new book “Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South” with help from some friends. Erin will serve a grits dish, James Beard Award-Winning Chef Tandy Wilson from City House will serve and discuss his corn milling and souring process with a sour corn dish while Chef Karla Ruiz will [delete demonstrate] prepare a dish with the corn tortillas she grew up making in Mexico. Food writer and spirits expert Jim Myers will serve cocktails with the new Davidson Reserve Tennessee whiskey, City House Pastry Chef Rebekah Turshen will leave us with a cornmeal sweet. 

Tickets are limited and available for $100 each per event. 
In addition to the meal, tickets include wine or spirits pairings.


This event is part of a new event series Simmer: a chef series where good food and ideas come together.

This event is part of a new event series Simmer: a chef series where good food and ideas come together. This series brings chefs, writers and educators to our new community kitchen for interactive experiences that take us a bit deeper—to tell the stories behind the food and the people who grow, cook and share it. Funds raised from these dinners help support The Nashville Food Project’s mission of bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city. A portion of all ticket sales are tax deductible.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Want to attend all of the events? Pre-purchase the series for $800 to save $100, that's the price of one event! Tickets are transferable so if something comes up, don't worry! You can share your ticket with a friend. This year’s lineup features incredible chefs including Tandy Wilson (City House), Katie Coss (Husk), Maneet Chauhan (Chauhan Ale & Masala House) and many more!

Earlier Event: April 10
Thanks A Brunch