Johnathon Scott Barrett

Johnathon Scott Barrett, author of the recently published cookbook memoir “Rise and Shine: A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family and Friends,” will speak at OLLI at Clemson.

CLEMSON — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University (OLLI) will host a talk, tasting and book signing by Johnathon Scott Barrett, author of the recently published cookbook memoir “Rise and Shine: A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family and Friends.”

The event will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at OLLI at Clemson’s Cheezem Education Center, 100 Thomas Green Boulevard in Clemson. The event is free and open to the public and no registration is required.

An eighth-generation Georgian, Barrett grew up in a family that placed high value on fresh local food. He held onto those roots and became a renowned cook and host in Savannah.

Featuring several menus and 100 recipes, “Rise and Shine” is an engaging, funny and poignant memoir about Barrett’s life, family and relationship with farm-to-table food.

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information, contact OLLI at Clemson at 864-633-5242 or olli@clemson.edu.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Clemson University
Part of Clemson’s parks, recreation and tourism management department, OLLI at Clemson University is a 1,000-member continuing education program that offers lectures, courses, excursions and social events to adults age 50 and older, as well as access to Clemson events and resources. OLLI at Clemson is part of a network of OLLI organizations across the nation that are associated with a major college and supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation.