I left the others still eating to go hear Peter Beagle and Patrick Rothfuss, more cross-pollination from Dragon*Con. They wandered merrily and interestingly around their topic of fantasy in general, with helpings of anecdotes about their writing. I had read The Name of the Wind from the library a few months ago and really liked it, so I bought a copy and got it signed.
After that I moved to the Cook's Warehouse stage, located (duh) in Cook's Warehouse. Up was Martha Hall Foose, who has published a cookbook called Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook. She was very personable and knowledgeable as she prepared a blueberry cobbler and peach ice cream. The cobbler was made with a odd technique--she put berries in a pan, then a thick batter on top, then sprinkled more sugar on that, and finally poured boiling water over the top. It tasted OK, but the texture wasn't what I like in a cobbler crust.
That was my last event--the only other thing I was interested in was another cooking demo, but it didn't start for another hour and a half and I'd exhausted the delights of the booth exhibits. And had enough heat and humidity. That's one major drawback to a festival held partly outdoors over Labor Day weekend in Georgia--it's going to be hot.