Hattiesburg chef to release new cookbook: "A Mississippi Palate"

Hattiesburg chef to release new cookbook: "A Mississippi Palate"

HATTIESBURG, MS - Hattiesburg chef and author Robert St. John and artist Wyatt Waters have teamed up for their fourth cookbook. This latest book is called "A Mississippi Palate," to be released on November 1, and features 105 recipes, each with a Mississippi connection.

It includes basic staples such as biscuits and roasted corn and creative twists on common Mississippi standards like Creole Catfish and Crawfish Mac and Cheeze.

"We have this TV show now called "Palate 2 Palette," which is really what we've done for the last 17 years that we have been working together, which is drive around the state of Mississippi and  just kind of observe," St. John said. "Wyatt paints and I eat and that's what this book is, the book is kind of bringing that to life and it is all Mississippi."

The pair will be in Hattiesburg signing and selling the new cookbook on November 6, at Main Street Brooks and November 9 at the Hattiesburg Public Library with a viewing of their new show.

"It's my 11th book and our 4th book together but of all the books that I have done," St. John said. "I think this is the one that I'm most excited about because it's Mississippi."

St. John and Waters previous collaborated on A Southern Palate, Southern Seasons, and An Italian Palate. "A Mississippi Palate" has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and will be sold in bookstores and gift shops throughout the state. It is published by Different Drummer Publishing, located in Hattiesburg.

The show "Palate to Palette" airs on Thursdays at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.