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.
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.
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.
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.