Desoto State Park

Campfire Talk: Traditional Southern Cooking

Event Dates:
October 11, 2019, 7:00 pm
DSP cornbread

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Campfire Talk: Traditional Southern Cooking

Join us for a fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (May –October) in DeSoto State Park.

There’s just something about Southern food. As cliché as it may sound, there’s an innate sense of character and soul to it. Authentic Southern cooking is as diverse and multicultural as the regions in the South and the families who live there. Southern cooks have always creatively drawn upon the mix of cultures that compose the South, starting with Native Americans, Europeans and Africans.

Come help food enthusiast (he likes to eat) Dr. Kelly Gregg in an exploration of the "Where?", "When?", "Who?" and "What?" of Southern Cooking.   Bring your ideas and opinions and together we'll have some fun talking about what makes "real' Southern Food.

Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.

Date: Friday, October 11, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground, next to campsite 93. Gate will open 30 minutes before program starts. (Held in nature center in case of inclement weather)

Fee: Free to the Public; Great for all ages! For details, 256.997.5025 or email


(and be sure to check out the cooking at the Dutch Oven Cooking demo the next day-come hungry!)