“Good Day Atlanta” will film a segment live from the restaurant in downtown Woodstock featuring the new cookbook.
The event will highlight Freight’s southern roots by having Dupree, award-winning cookbook author and southern chef, launch her new cookbook on “Good Day Atlanta” at the restaurant, according to Misti Martin, president of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development.
The cookbook is a collaborative effort from the two women to bring more than 750 tasty Southern recipes to kitchens around the country.
“This is exciting for the community and the restaurant,” Martin said.
In the book, Dupree and Graubart reveal the essence of food that delights, entices and satisfies — celebrating the “Mother Cuisine” of American cooking.
The book is based on years of research, beginning with the duo’s first collaboration in 1985 for the PBS television series “New Southern Cooking.”
The authors embrace the cookbooks and recipes of the past, enhancing them with the foods and conveniences of today in the new offering.
Martin said Freight was a good fit for the cookbook.
At Freight Kitchen & Tap, they have a team of culinary professionals who are excited to serve every guest that walks through their doors, she said.
“They have taken a new look at regional Southern cooking that makes for a great meal experience. Freight’s approach is simple, they prepare food we all like to eat, and make drinks that are hand crafted while serving them with genuine southern hospitality,” Martin said.
They are also located in downtown Woodstock’s historic train depot, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Freight is advancing Southern cooking in a way that pays homage to the past while still exploring the culinary future of Southern cuisine, she said.
The event will feature a sampling from Dupree and Graubart’s cookbook.
Freight Kitchen and Tap will feature some of the dishes on their menu going forward, Martin said.