Serenbe Style and Soul

with Marie Nygren

Food Network



July 2012



Food Network Names Blue Eyed Daisy This Season’s Cupcake Wars Winner!

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Who doesn’t love a good cupcake?  We know the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars judges do, and they especially loved the Blue Eyed Daisy’s.  On Sunday, June 17, the Food Network aired an episode showing the bakers of the Daisy being crowned winners of this season’s Cupcake Wars and taking home the $10,000 prize. 

What a thrill to see the Blue Eyed Daisy on national television!  

To make the night even sweeter for Candi Pittman, our resident baker, Serenbe hosted a viewing party for residents, Daisy staff, and Candi’s family.  The cheers were loud, the smiles wide, and the applause enthusiastic when the judges announced their decision. 

Since the show aired, the Daisy staff has been kept busy baking, decorating, and filling orders for the now famous flavors, which you can purchase to enjoy. 

Peanut Butter and Banana – a banana oat cupcake with peanut butter frosting and topped with the Daisy’s homemade peanut butter granola (also available for purchase).

Orange and Apricotan orange-scented vanilla cupcake filled with apricot curd and topped with orange-scented cream cheese frosting.

Espresso and CinnamonA spiced espresso cupcake topped with cinnamon espresso frosting and sprinkled with chocolate covered espresso beans.

Chocolate and Beera chocolate beer cupcake topped with a beer-flavored chocolate ganache and chocolate beer frosting.

Stop by and try a four-pack today!



August 2009



Nathalie Dupree is coming to Serenbe

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Update: The cooking event with Nathalie has SOLD out. If you would like to be put on a waiting list in case of any cancellations, please contact the Inn, 770.463.2610.

For 27 years I have had the pleasure of being friends with Nathalie Dupree.

I am excited to tell you that she will be joining us for the launch of the Southern Chef Series at Serenbe on October 11-12.

Nathalie Dupree is the author of ten cookbooks, eight of which are hard backs, selling over half a million copies, and host of three hundred television shows, which have aired on PBS, The Learning Channel and The Food Network for over fifteen years.

Nathalie, as she is known to her fans, has won innumerable awards for her work, including two
James Beard Awards. She is most famous for her approachability and understanding of Southern cooking, having started the New Southern Cooking movement now found in many restaurants throughout the South.

She will be teaching to a  group of 10 participants who wish to learn about “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.” Along with learning tips on cooking some of her favorite southern recipes you will share a couple of days hearing her personal stories of her many food adventures.

For reservation information, please call 770-463-2610  Please stay tuned to my blog for more details.