In the South, weddings, showers. birthdays, a retirement and high holidays, along with many of life's milestones and seasonal splendors all lend themselves to celebrations. Even the luxury of a Sunday evening at home with family-and friends considered to be family-can be a cause for a feast. Through luscious signature recipes, stories and gorgeous photography, Farmer and friends show us what southern hospitality is all about. JAMES FARMER is the author of Dinner on the Grounds, A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party, Porch LIving, and Wreaths for All Seasons. James Farmer Designs is in Perry, Georgia, specializing in residential landscape design, floral design, and interiors.
From the front Cover For James Farmer, Southern hospitality isn't just a well-worn phrase; it's a way of life that has been passed down from generation to generation, each celebrating life's milestones the way mama did it, preserving their history and heritage, while making each celebration uniquely theirs by adding their own special twists. In A Time to Celebrate, Farmer shares his heritage along with his personal twists on everything from a toddler's birthday to a black-tie wedding. Nearly one hundred recipes, some time-honored and some new, pair with gorgeous photography. Farmer's engaging storytelling makes readers feel like part of the family while showing us how to fluff around the house, do a party, and always keep the feast. JAMES T. FARMER III lives in Kathleen, Georgia, just outside of Macon, and graduated from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He is the president of James Farmer Designs, and is the author of Dinner on the Grounds, A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch LIving . He has appeared on the Today Show as well and regional television. His work has been featured in Southern Living and Traditional Home, and he is an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. KRISTEN SCOTT is a wedding, portrait and fashion photographer. She lives in Bluffton, South Carolina. EMILY FOLLOWILL's photography has been featured in James Farmer's Dinner on the Grounds and her own book, The Southern Rustic Cabin.