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Chef Irv Miller Releases New Cookbook: “Panhandle to Pan”


Jackson’s Steakhouse is proud to announce the release of our own Chef Irv Miller’s first cookbook, “Panhandle to Pan: Recipes and Stories of Florida’s New Redneck Riviera” published by Globe Pequot Press. Jackson’s will host an official launch party and book signing 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 8, at Jackson’s, 400 South Palafox, Downtown, Pensacola, Florida. The event is free and open to the public.

Chef Miller has been working along the Florida Panhandle and writing about the foods of the Gulf Coast for three decades. Miller has contributed numerous food columns in countless publications. Additionally, Chef Miller has appeared on many televised cooking appearances including all of the local affiliates, Emeril’s Florida television episode “Viva Florida,” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and also hosted the PBS/WSRE Pensacola cooking show “Flavors of the Coast.”

Miller’s recipes are included in The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook 2014, and he was selected to represent the state of Florida in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off 2012. Chef Miller has been a six-time performing chef for the James Beard Foundation, and has served six years as a founding member of the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs. Miller’s longtime commitment has been to the Florida Panhandle and Southern-inspired foods. Miller considers Florida Panhandle cuisine as the last great regional culinary secret of the state. For over 16 years Chef Miller’s cuisine has been featured at Jackson’s Steakhouse in Pensacola, where he serves as founding executive chef.

The cookbook is endorsed by America’s most renowned Florida chef, “Father of New World Cuisine,” and five-time cookbook author Norman Van Aken.“Panhandle to Pan: Recipes and Stories of Florida’s New Redneck Riviera,” takes readers on a culinary journey through this seafood and agriculturally abundant region, featuring farmers, sharing personal stories, expertise, and unique recipes from throughout the Florida Panhandle. With personalized headnotes and sidebars, a historical timeline detailing how cuisine developed in the region, and 150 recipes for every occasion, “Panhandle to Pan” portrays Miller’s knowledge of the region’s foodways and is a magnificent representation of Northwest Florida cuisine.

Limited edition hardback cookbooks will be available for purchase only through Jackson’s or the Tackle Shop, our gift shop located at our sister restaurant, the Fish House, 600 South Barracks Street. Additionally, paperbacks cookbooks will be available nationwide. We are currently accepting pre-orders for the hardcover edition. Cookbook cost is $35. Orders can be made at Jackson’s, online, http://greatsouthernrestaurants.com/shop/panhandle-to-pan-recipes-and-stories/ or by calling (850) 912-6622. Pre-orders can be picked up on Sunday, November 8, during the book signing at Jackson’s. Additional hardback cookbooks will be available for purchase day of the event.