Wednesday, February 11

Derby Food Book Debuts Sarah Fritschner's new book is Derby 101 (Butler Books, March 2004; $22.95/ trade paperback). It captures the culinary spirit of Derby entertaining and tradition. All the traditional foods are here, from country ham to Benedictine, beer cheese to burgoo. This comprehensive 128-page book includes color photography of recipes by John Rott along with black and white photographs of the Derby Festival.

Monday, February 2

2004 SFA Board Retreat
The SFA Board held its annual retreat January 31-February 1 in Chapel Hill,

In addition to a grueling 10-hour meeting, we ate some fine meals, thanks to
Brian Stapleton of Carolina Crossroads in Chapel Hill; Bill Smith of Crook's
Corner in Chapel Hill; Karen and Ben Barker of Magnolia Grill in Durham; and
Sara Foster of Foster's Market in Chapel Hill. Board member Marcie Ferris
was our host for the weekend.