Georgia food writer and Food Network Star finalist Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser is set to release her debut memoir this summer, titled “Some Kinda Good, Good Food and Good Company, That’s What It’s All About.” The 283-page book features 23 Southern, coastal recipes, 26 restaurant reviews and more than 100 color photographs. A compilation of short stories highlighting Lingenfelser’s national TV cooking competitions, her journey through Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah, family traditions and hard-won life lessons, the official book release date is Saturday, July 20. To culminate the event, a book launch party will be held at E Shaver Booksellers. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
“Told with heart and mouthwatering detail, Rebekah Lingenfelser's Some Kinda Good is like sharing a meal with your most knowledgeable food friend (who also sends you home with the best leftovers ever),” said Food Network Star Jessica Tom, author of Food Whore. “From the personal essays and restaurant reviews to the recipes, this is a book to savor.
A native of Augusta, Ga., Lingenfelser was a top 10 finalist on Season 14 of Food Network’s popular show Food Network Star, a top 36 finalist on ABC TV’s The Taste, and represented Georgia in Dr Oz’s Nationwide Healthy Recipe Challenge. A Georgia Southern University alumna with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations, Lingenfelser is the longtime Statesboro Herald food columnist and a regular contributor for Southern Soil magazine. Her culinary cooking style is Southern, coastal cuisine with a focus on Georgia grown, in-season ingredients. She resides in midtown Savannah with her husband, Kurt.