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Two Hot & Hot events next week

Chris & Idie Hastings in town to promote their new cookbook

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Charleston foodies get not just one treat next week but two. Birmingham Chefs Chris Hastings and Idie Hastings have published a new cookbook, Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Family, & Traditions.

In celebration of their book, the Hastings are on a Southeastern book tour and plan to stop in Charleston later this month. They have a dinner planned at FIG restaurant on Sunday Nov. 22, where Chris joins Chef Mike Lata in preparing a four-course meal with wine pairings, highlighting specialties from the new book.

The dinner will emphasize the chefs' love of Southern cuisine and their commitment to using seasonal, local foods. Additionally, FIG will host a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. leading up to the dinner at 7 p.m. where Chris will speak and be available for book signings. The four course prix-fixe dinner is $75 per person, or $100 if you would like an autographed copy of the cookbook. To reserve a spot, call FIG at (843) 805-5900 or visit eatatfig.com.

The next day , Blue Bicycle Books will be hosting the Hastings for a release party and signing for their cookbook, sponsored by Garden and Gun Magazine. Nibble samples of foie gras torchon with wild persimmon jam and get your cookbook signed from 5-7 p.m.

Check the City Paper next week for an interview with the Hastings.

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