Cookbook author to visit The Hare & The Hart

Apr. 18—THOMASVILLE — The Hare and The Hart will host author Ashley Schoenith for a cookbook signing of her newly released "The Heirloomed Kitchen" on Tuesday, April 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. downtown at 120 S. Broad St.

Schoenith is the founder and designer of the Heirloomed Collection, a lifestyle brand carried by stores including Nordstrom and independent stores across the country. She is featured in this month's issue of Southern Living Magazine with her tips for setting a meaningful spring table.

"I've been a fan of Ashley's aprons and table linens since before I opened The Hare & The Hart, and it has been a joy for us to carry Ashley's beautiful products here at our shop on Broad Street in Thomasville, where we've been for the past almost six years," said Amy Hart, owner of The Hare & The Hart.

A Tallahassee native and 8th-generation Floridian who now resides in Atlanta, Schoenith is a self-proclaimed old soul on a mission to keep family recipes and heirlooms around for future generations. From a young age, she always had an affinity for history, made-from-scratch cooking, a love of craftsmanship, a fondness for vintage details, and an obsession with preserving things from the past.

Enjoy nibbles from the book and shop a curated trunk show collection from Heirloomed Collection, including tabletop linens, hand-poured candles, aprons, tea towels, keepsake gifts and more. This will be a great opportunity to meet Schoenith, buy a signed cookbook, and pick up some great Mother's Day gifts, teacher gifts, and maybe a pretty thing or two.

Cookbooks will be available for purchase online or by calling the store at 229-473-5008 after the event. "The Heirloomed Kitchen: Made-from-Scratch Recipes to Gather Around for Generations" takes readers back to their grandmother's kitchen with enticing aromas and made-from-scratch meals cooked with love.

This is a carefully curated cookbook with nostalgic-style photography that beautifully presents the food while also showcasing heirloom cookware, serving vessels and utensils, and the gracious gentility of Southern hospitality. The recipes are slow-paced and packed with family memories taken from those splattered, handwritten recipe cards passed down from mother to child to grandchild. The 100-plus recipes, along with elegant photography, bring readers to the table for family meals with breakfasts, appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, sides, desserts, special holiday gatherings, and classic drinks for the cocktail hour.

Readers will find flaky buttermilk biscuits, fried green tomatoes, and chicken and dumplings all calling everyone to the dining room for food, family and memory making. The book-signing makes a great kick-off to the events of Rose Show and Festival week.