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Southern Cookbooks

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Enjoying the flavor of authentic Southern cuisine is one of the many delights to experience throughout the various regions of Southeast U.S. Frequently, visitors will purchase a cookbook or two during their travels to take home and enjoy for years and years. Others wait until they have returned home to add to their cookbook collections. Whether beginning your Southern cookbook collection, adding to it or looking for a wonderful Southern inspired gift, here are several good choices including time proven classics, celebrity fan favorites and more.

Paula Deen Cookbooks

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Known as the Queen of Southern Cuisine, Food Network celebrity and bestselling cookbook author, Paula Deen shares many of her favorite recipes, entertaining tips and more. Choose from several of her popular books (Compare Prices) or DVDs (Compare Prices) for great gifts during any season.
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Louis Osteen's Charleston Cuisine: Recipes from a Lowcountry Chef

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Legendary chef, James Beard Award winner and Pawley's Island, South Carolina local, Louis Osteen presents recipes for Lowcountry favorites such as shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, amazing pimiento cheese and more.
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Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

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From his early Mississippi roots to becoming a world renowned American food writer, restaurant critic and former New York Times food editor, Craig Claiborne's contributions to the world of American cuisine are iconic. This time honored cookbook, one of his many, explores Southern soul food, Creole, Cajun, Carolina barbecue and more, and is considered to be a Southern cooking staple by many.
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Edna Lewis Cookbooks

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Often called the Grande Dame of Southern cooking, Edna Lewis is an iconic figure in Southern cooking. The granddaughter of a former slave, she won numerous prestigious awards including the James Beard Living Legend Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Foodways Alliance. Her cookbooks, which celebrate the traditional flavors of the South, continue to be treasured and timeless.
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Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse Cookbook

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Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table
Savannah's Sema Wilkes of Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse shares over 300 recipes in this collection of home cooking including such traditional Southern favorites as fried chicken, biscuits, butterbeans, collard greens and banana pudding.
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Down Home With the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook

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Food Network husband and wife celebrity chefs, Pat and Gina Neely, featue more than 120 of their Southern home-style cooking recipes.
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The Colonial Williamsburg Tavern Cookbook

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A wonderful gift or keepsake from your Colonial Williamsburg visit, this book explores the colonial cooking of Virginia with traditional recipes updated for cooks of today.
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Biltmore Estate Cookbooks

Biltmore Estate Cookbooks
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Create menus in the tradition of the Vanderbilts with these past and present recipe collections from the Chefs of Biltmore Estate.

The Mount Vernon Cookbook

Southern Cookbooks - Mount Vernon Cookbook
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A great gift for history lovers who like to cook, this book, compiled by The Founders, Washington Committee for Historic Mount Vernon, features more than 100 recipes (or recipts), many passed down through several generations, using ingredients available during the 18th century prepared by modern methods of cooking. Color photographs of Mount Vernon are included.
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Southern Living Cookbooks

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Choose from an array of Southern Living cookbooks featuring recipes, photos and more from the many diverse regions the South.
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