Shameless self-promotion time

As my Daddy always said, don’t hide your light under a bushel. So I’m letting y’all know that my column “Sunday Dinner” has been named a finalist for Best Newspaper Food Column in the Association of Food Journalists’ national competition. The organization is made up of food writers and editors for magazines and newspapers, plus freelancers like myself (find out more here). The other two finalists, and wonderful folks they are, are Rob Kasper at the Baltimore Sun and Lisa Abraham at the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio.

To show that it’s not totally about me, I also congratulate Andrea Weigl at The News & Observer for her nomination for Best Newspaper Food Feature – Circulation Under 250,000. My friend Jan Norris of West Palm Beach, Fla. was nominated for her food blog, which I contribute to on occasion.

The award winners will be announced on Oct. 8, during AFJ’s annual conference, which is in New Orleans this year.

While I’m on the Moose Train – hope to see y’all at the signings for my newest cookbook, “Potato Salad: 65 Recipes from Classic to Cool.” They’re at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m., then at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill on Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Of course, there’ll be tater salad samples.

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