"Master Chef" Whitney Miller unveils her new book

© Whitney Miller, chef and cookbook author
© Whitney Miller, chef and cookbook author

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Whitney Miller, winner of the nationally televised "Master Chef" competition was in Hattiesburg on Tuesday signing copies of her new book, "Modern Hospitality."

Miller, a Poplarville native, visited with fans and signed her first cook book at the Hub City's A-Gallery on Tuesday afternoon. For Miller, the cookbook was a labor of love that incorporates southern classic dishes with a modern twist.

Miller said she tested out lots of cookbook entrees on her family and friends to make sure only the best ones made the cut. Additionally, the book features a forward by the famed British chef, Gordon Ramsay.

"So I had to create all new recipes. Sit down, measure them, test them several times because I wanted someone to pick up the cookbook and be able to make one recipe and it turn out perfect every time," explained Miller.

Whitney Miller will also be signing copies of "Modern Hospitality" at a party in her honor Tuesday night at the Hattiesburg Train depot. That event starts at 6:30 PM and the fun continues through 8:30 PM.

Miller will also be appearing in Tuesday's episode of "Master Chef."

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