Thursday, September 8th


by Web Producer

Posted on September 8, 2011 at 1:18 PM


Neiman Marcus Willow Bend Presents Whitney Miller
Season One Winner of America’s MasterChef at Fashion’s Night Out
Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative created to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy and put the fun back in shopping. In the United States, the program is collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. On September 8, 2011, Fashion’s Night Out will return to New York City and launch in cities nationwide for the third consecutive year to put the fun back in shopping.
Plano, September 2011- Neiman Marcus Willow Bend invites you to join us as we celebrate a night of the finest in fashion Thursday, September 8, 6 to 9pm. Join us as we welcome author Whitney Miller and pick up a copy of her first cookbook MODERN HOSPITALITY: Simple Southern Recipes with Southern Charm.
In 2010, America watched amateur cook, Whitney Miller, crush the competition and become the first winner of FOX’s hit show MasterChef. The seemingly demure Mississippi belle proved she had not only nerves of steel but true culinary chops. Now, in her eagerly anticipated first cookbook MODERN HOSPITALITY: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm (Rodale Books; July 5, 2011; Hardcover; $23.99; 192 pages with 60 color photos) Whitney treats readers to a fresh take on classic dishes that have been passed down throughout generations of Southern women in her family.
As a little girl in small-town Mississippi, Whitney grew up cooking at the elbows of true masters of Southern cuisine: her mother, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers. From the secret to making perfect, flaky biscuits to the art of whipping up Sunday supper for a crowd, Whitney not only learned how to create much-loved dishes for friends and family but also discovered the most essential ingredient for any meal: hospitality.
In addition to providing more than 75 original recipes that showcase regional ingredients and authentic flavors, Whitney also shares her stories of family and tradition, and suggestions for effortless entertaining.
Cookbook signing at the Fashion's Night Out at the Willowbend Neiman Marcus from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday and at the Preston Royal's Barnes and Noble from 3-6 p.m. on Friday.
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America's first Masterchef winner, Whitney Miller, grew up in a very food, faith, and family-oriented environment, always in the kitchen cooking with her mom and two sisters or her great-grandmother, who is 96 today and still cooking. Benefiting from her great-grandmother’s inspiration in Southern hospitality and cooking large Sunday dinners for extended family and friends, she aspired to be a great cook from an early age. Because of her talent with desserts on Fox's Masterchef, she was deemed the “Pastry Princess.”
Whitney has spent time conducting cooking demonstrations, such as Anaheim’s Celebrity Food and Gift Show with TLC’s Little Chocolatiers and the 2011 Chicago Home and Housewares Show with other celebrity chefs such as Paula Deen, Curtis Stone, and Guy Fieri. Also, she has acted as celebrity judge for numerous cooking contests, such as B.I.O Special Events Wedding Cake Competition with Duff Goldman, local ABC station’s Pie Wars, and Memphis Cupcake Camp Competition.
She enjoys sharing her success story encompassing passion, hard work, and determination through motivational speeches at schools, churches, and clubs/organizations. Whitney blogs for on the Masterchef season 2's episodes.
Whitney is the author of Modern Hospitality Simple Recipes with Southern Charm (Rodale, 2011) with foreword by Gordon Ramsay.
Her cooking style encompasses using fresh ingredients and putting her own modern twist on Southern classics. Her recipes have appeared in national publications such as People, Cooking Light, Spirit of Women, and Masterchef magazine.
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5th Annual Amateur BBQ Cook Off Sept 9th 5p-12midnight $20 per person for Casino, Concert & Dinner
Saturday, Sept 10th 10am-8p BBQ! All you can eat $10
 Donna Moss, a former finalist from season one of HGTV Design Star, is the host of the new series Donna Decorates Dallas. Each week Donna works with her two daughters, Tiffany and Ashley, along with a team of skilled artisans and craftsmen to create unique and timeless home interiors. As a former professional in the travel industry, Donna brings a global perspective to her designs. Her favorite design motifs include elegant Old World themes with glamorous Gothic tones and lush Hollywood-inspired rooms.

In her hometown of Dallas, Donna is widely known as “The Queen of Bling” and operates a successful designer boutique, “That’s Haute,” in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area. She has won numerous awards for her work and has been featured in several magazines since the beginning of her design business in the early 1980s.

Donna resides in Arlington, Texas with her husband Paul.