We are thrilled to announce Ouita Michel’s first-ever cookbook! Just a Few Miles South: Timeless Recipes from our Favorite Places is full of recipes for popular menu items at Windy Corner Market, Wallace Station, The Midway Bakery and other Chef Ouita restaurants.
All recipes were scaled and tested for home kitchen use.
In her long-awaited book, Chef Ouita shares stories of these recipes, the restaurants and staffs that cook and serve them, and her love for the personalities who dine at her tables throughout the Bluegrass, and who often inspired dishes.
Chef Ouita’s cookbook is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving, providing easy-to-prepare, delicious food. Give for Christmas, birthday, wedding, anniversary or thinking-of-you surprises. Cookbook lovers, Kentucky lovers, expert and novice cooks — anyone who eats — will be delighted to receive the book.
Bonus for online orders on OuitaMichel.com!
Each person who reserves a pickup copy of Just a Few Miles South via OuitaMichel.com through April 20 will receive several bonus premiums:
• A ticket to an invitation-only book launch party April 22, 2021, at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington. Books ordered for pickup will be available at the party.
• Cookbook signed by Chef Ouita
• A monthly email with recipes from Chef Ouita for delicious dishes not in the cookbook, and more. Each email is a reminder about the launch party!
Pickup copies are $24.95 each; shipped copies are $30.95 each. Shipped copies will be mailed in late April.
When you can’t get down to your favorite place, this book will help you bring home the aroma, the flavors, and the love of fresh foods made with locally sourced ingredients — and share it all with friends and family.
About the authors:
Ouita Michel has been a James Beard Foundation Award nominee as Outstanding Restaurateur and as Best Chef Southeast numerous times. Michel and her restaurants are regularly featured in local and national media, such as the New York Times, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Food Network, and the Cooking Channel. She was a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef Kentucky series. She lives in Midway, Kentucky.
Sara Gibbs is a chef as well as a recipe writer and editor. She lives in Central Florida.
Genie Graf is the special projects director for the Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants. She lives in Midway, Kentucky.
More about Just a Few Miles South:
Available in late April 2021 • Foreword by Silas House • Pre-orders for pickup will be available at invitation-only launch party April 22, 2021 • Pre-orders to be shipped will be mailed in late April
204 pages ∙ 8-by-9-inch hardcover ∙ 100 illustrations • More than 150 recipes