Bobby Deen, son of southern cook Paula Deen, was in Albany Monday signing copies of his new book, "From Mama's Table to Mine".
The book features healthier versions of classic southern cuisine.
People lined up and waited outside the Albany Welcome Center to meet the television cook and restaurateur.
He says his latest book is a labor of love.
"The inspiration for my book is my mother and where I'm from," said Deen. "I was born and raised herein Albany, on wonderful traditional southern food. I'm glad to be here today. This is my home, my hometown and it always will be."