Gainesville restaurant entrepreneur, Chef Bert Gill, and co-author and illustrator, Erika Nelson, have undertaken a novel endeavor in creating a cookbook entitled Pickled, Fried, and Fresh: Bert Gill's Southern Flavors (University Press of Florida). The book focuses on using local and seasonally available ingredients, and its recipes are accompanied by simply beautiful watercolor illustrations by local school teacher and artist, Erika Nelson.
Chef Gill, along with his wife Tara, owns iconic Gainesville restaurants Mildred's Big City Food, the New Deal Café, and Blue Gill Quality Foods. Ms. Nelson teaches at Jordan Glen School and Summer Camp.
Pickled, Fried, and Fresh will be released in September 2015 nationwide at Barnes and Noble, and is now available for pre-order through the publisher and Amazon:
University Press of Florida
Amazon (designate Jordan Glen School as your Amazon Smile charity for a portion of all your Amazon purchases to go to this local non-profit school)