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Two New Athens Cookbooks Are Out

The cookbook There is a Season: An Intentional Approach to Sustenance, edited by Suzanne Keifer and Rita Mathew, is entering its second edition, and a book launch event is coming up at the Healing Arts Centre on Prince Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. The event is outside, free and will feature talks on environmental stewardship by Professor Keith Delaplane, Fellow and Honey Bee Program Director Walter B. Hill, Associate Director of the University of Georgia Office of Service-Learning Paul Matthews, Athens Land Trust Co-founder Nancy Stangle and Professor Emerita of the UGA department of anthropology Virginia Nazarea. The book itself contains 240 recipes, poetry, artwork and a focus on the seasons. Books are $30 per copy, and can be purchased at or by calling 800-249-4971. Proceeds benefit Athens Land Trust.

Local author Rebecca Lang also has a new cookbook out, Y’all Come Over: Charming Your Guests with New Recipes, Heirloom Treasures, and True Southern Hospitality, and a book event coming up at Appointments at Five in Five Points on Oct. 15 from 1–4 p.m.