Bites and Blogs Video at Williams-Sonoma, Nashville

Food Demo at Williams-Sonoma

Pretty much as happy as a girl can get.

On Saturday, June 13th, I was invited to participate in such a fun experience, hosted by Williams-Sonoma at the Mall of Green Hills in Nashville. And if you want to see HOW much fun I had, you can scroll to the bottom of this post to see the video. But hang with me for just a second, while I tell you a teeny bit more about this wonderful weekend, that I was privileged to be a part of.

The event was called Bites and Blogs and it was the brainchild of Joan Hamrick, the assistant manager of the Williams-Sonoma located at the Mall of Green Hills. Joan spearheaded and organized the event, which consisted of 7 different food bloggers, all members of the Nashville Food Bloggers, presenting food demos of a favorite, and perhaps even a signature dish. 

The other bloggers involved were Effie Sahihi, of, my dear friend Angela Roberts, of, Lisa Mays, of, Miranda Hall, of, Nancy Vienneau, of (whose cookbook Third Thursday Community Potluck I own and adore) and Phillip Fryman, of Each one is an extremely talented writer and cook. 

Susan and Joan, at Williams-Sonoma, the Mall at Green Hills

Joan, the Brains Behind Bites and Blogs.

Bites & Blogs at Williams-Sonoma

The schedule for the weekend: so many great cooks!

I chose Country Apple Pie, because…well…who doesn’t like apple pie? And I guess pie IS a signature dish for me, since I’ve won more than a few contests making one pie or another. (On this blog, you can also find my recipes for Springtime Fresh Strawberry Pie, Blueberry Pie, Fabulous Fresh Peach Pie, Pecan Pie, and Pumpkin Pie

Country Apple Pie

Who doesn’t like apple pie?

My dear friend of over 30 years, Alison, came to help me make this happen. We’ve worked in the kitchen together so often, and she is an amazing cook in her own right. She booked her flight for the day  before, only to learn that morning that her flight had been CANCELLED, and she climbed in her car and drove 7 hours, to help me make my portion of the event the best it could be. There is simply NO WAY I could have done this without her: her skill and hard work freed me up to do my thing, which was talk, teach, interact, and be completely relaxed. I owe her so much!

Alison & Sooze

The woman who peeled all my apples, cleaned up my messes, and who freed me up to do my thing!

So…how did it go? Here’s my video, so you can see for yourself. It will take one minute and 17 seconds of your time. Hope you enjoy it!

Here’s to more opportunities to do what I love: cook, share, teach, interact, and have a ball, while empowering folks to re-create that same deliciousness in their own homes!

How about you? What dream do you have that you’d love to see come true?

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  1. LOVE the video! Had a great time being part of the weekend festivities. Can’t ever have too much pie!

  2. paulakiger says

    Very cool, Susan!!!! As far as what dream I have …….. I want to improve my Spanish, and would love to do an immersion program!

  3. I love William Sonoma. What a wonderful event for you Susan!
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  4. Fifty Jewels says

    Susan, that was so wonderful! LOVED the video. And it worked, now I want PIE!! Thank you for a great post!
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  5. Martha Franco says

    Yummy, yummy, yummy!
    Wish I could have been there!

  6. Wonderful video and so neat! How great that you were able to be at such a fun event ๐Ÿ™‚ Mmmm…pie! Now you've inspired me to get baking ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  7. zephyrhill says

    I envy your pie making skills! I'm scared about even making the crust. Congrats on being featured here!

  8. WOW! What an awesome experience! I loved watching you on the video, you're such a natural!
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  9. Looks like a really neat experience! And that pie sounds fabulous!
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  10. What a fun program and opportunity! I'd love to be a part of a project like that.

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