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QUAIL RIDGE PRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Corey Dunaway
Mississippi publisher riding crest of three national
Brandon, Miss.—Basking in the glow of having three of its cookbooks as top sellers on several lists,
Quail Ridge Press is a Mississippi business success story. The three titles climbing the charts are Deep
South Dish:Homestyle Southern Recipes by Mary Foreman, The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook by
George Stella and Great Food Fast by Bob Warden. During the first week of May, all three titles were
ranked in the top 100 cookbooks on Amazon.com.
“This is a ranking that Random House or Simon and Shuster would be thrilled with; for a small
publisher like us, it is an amazing experience,” says Quail Ridge Press owner Gwen McKee. “We take
pride in creating a company that represents Mississippi in such a positive way,” McKee adds.
Ratings can change from week to week, but the rankings — along with sales — continue to climb.
The Foreman cookbook was number nine on the Trade Paperback bestseller list and number 10 on the
cookbook list in Publisher’s Weekly. When broken down into subcategories of cookbooks, Great Food
Fast is currently number two in kitchen appliance cookbooks and has more than 960 positive customer
reviews. The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook is number 11 in diet and weight loss cookbooks and has
more than 270 positive customer reviews.
Based in Brandon, Quail Ridge Press began in 1978 as a niche publisher for cookbooks and regional
books, mostly about Mississippi and written by Mississippi authors.
Quail Ridge Press has developed a close relationship with QVC, the national TV shopping channel,
which has featured many QRP cookbooks over the years.
Mary Foreman appeared on the QVC program, In the Kitchen with David, recently and quickly
sold 10,000 copies of the Deep South Dish cookbook. Additional books were ordered, and Foreman is
scheduled to return for another show. “We could not be happier,” Quail Ridge Press publisher Barney
McKee said. “These appearances are exposing Mary and her cookbook to millions of viewers across the
Mary Foreman’s cookbook grew out of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. When her former employer
left the state following the 2005 storm, Foreman stayed behind in her native Gulf Coast. She had always
liked to cook and turned that passion into a food blog that grew and grew to millions of subscribers.
When she decided to take her popular blog to the next level as a cookbook, she turned to nationally
acclaimed cookbook publisher Quail Ridge Press.
Cookbook editor Gwen McKee said, “We’ve published hundreds of cookbooks, and Mary’s recipes
take southern cooking to a new level. Every recipe I have tried is absolutely delicious.”
George Stella is a veteran Food Network chef and is considered to be the guru of low-carb cooking.
The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook is his sixth cookbook. It includes no-sugar-added and wheat-free
recipes, but all the recipes are tasty for everyone. Stella has been living the low-carb lifestyle for 15
years. He and his family have lost hundreds of pounds and are living testimonies to this style of cooking
Great Food Fast is billed as Bob Warden’s ultimate pressure cooker recipes, but Barney McKee
points out, “This is not your grandmother’s pressure cooking. We’ve entered a new era for pressure
cookers, and they are user friendly and completely safe.”
Warden has introduced thousands of QVC customers to the convenience and deliciousness of
cooking under pressure in the 20 years he has been appearing as a guest cooking expert.
All these cookbooks are available from retail outlets or Amazon or directly from Quail Ridge Press