Fire in My Belly: Debut Cookbook from Chef Kevin Gillespie

Talented chef and Atlanta favorite Kevin Gillespie will be celebrating this month’s release of his debut cookbook with a party at Woodfire Grill.

Fire in My Belly features more than 120 recipes developed by Gillespie. Starting with the philosophy that when the season changes the menu changes, Chef Gillespie has shared dishes and techniques that will get home cooks thinking like chefs.

“Real cooking is flying by the seat of your pants. It’s finding some inspiration among the ingredients in front of you or your favorite techniques and putting them together to make something good to eat,” writes Gillespie.

The release party on October 9th will include a tasting of hors d’oeuvres from recipes in the cookbook. From 6pm to 10pm guests will enjoy mushroom toast, fried green tomatoes, ribs, squash tarts, banana pudding and more.

Tickets cost $75 per person in advance ($35 without a copy of Fire in My Belly) or $90 at the door, pending availability. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Gillespie recently announced he would be leaving Woodfire Grill to open up Gunshow in spring 2013. The restaurant to be located in Glenwood Park will have a home-like atmosphere and a menu of seasonally rooted, locally focused food.

For more information on Chef Gillespie, Fire in My Belly and the nationwide book tour visit

Fire in My Belly Release Party at Woodfire Grill, October 9th from 6pm to 10pm. 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta.