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Chef Sean Brock at Chino Farms

Chef Sean Brock will debut his cook book, “Heritage” Nov. 16 at Chino Farms. Courtesy photo
Chef Sean Brock will debut his cook book, “Heritage” Nov. 16 at Chino Farms. Courtesy photo

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Good Earth / Great Chefs series brings Sean Brock and his debut cookbook, “Heritage” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16, for a festive autumn afternoon at Chino’s farm, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, with Chef Brock telling stories and signing books, food samples inspired by his unique brand of Southern cuisine, and music from Prairie Sky. As Brock says, “He who dies with the biggest pantry wins.” And we agree.

As always, the event is free and outdoors, rain or shine.

Brock is the James Beard Award-winning chef of Husk and McCrady’s in Charleston and of Husk Nashville. He is passionate about Southern food and culture, and his first cookbook, “Heritage,” reveals how he is transforming American flavors by exploring our culinary roots. Dubbed the “fresh prince” by Jeffrey Steingarten of Vogue, he wears the proof tattooed on his arms — carefully inked replicas of heirloom varietals. And like the other chefs from the series, Brock lets the vegetables speak for themselves.

Each chapter begins with the accessible comfort food he cooks at home (Chicken Simply Roasted in a Skillet, Hoppin’ John, Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake) and builds toward the recipes that have made him a magnet for the global spotlight.

His TV resume includes episodes of Top Chef, Iron Chef, and the second season of the Emmy-nominated PBS series Mind of a Chef. The new cookbook will be selling at the event, as well as online at