The Complete Southern Cookbook

The Complete Southern Cookbook

More Than 800 of the Most Delicious, Down-home Recipes

Book - 2010
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Cooking has always followed the seasons in the South. This has led to so many longstanding food traditions: strawberry jam in spring, apple cobbler in fall, fried green tomatoes in summer, pickled beets in winter, and the list goes on.   With more than 800 delicious Southern recipes for over 85 different ingredients, there are plenty of options when your garden is plentiful and your freezer is stocked. From Almonds to Zucchini, these delightful recipes are organized by ingredient to highlight the seasonality of the recipes.   Tammy Algood has been cooking Southern food all her life. Along with this complete collection of her favorite down-home recipes, she has also included some contemporary dishes as well: Lemon Butter Asparagus, Merlot Brownies, Pralines and Cream Cheesecake, Southern Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Mixed Mushroom Tart.   Here is a sample of the wonderful Southern recipes available Almond Brittle Dried and Fried Apple Pies Southern Apple Fritters Bacon Cheese Dip Hot Bacon Dressing New Orleans Bananas Foster Carolina Baby Back Ribs Tennessee's Best Butt Texas Thunder Barbecue Sauce Appalachian Baked Beans Seaside Black Beans and Rice Indian Summer Beet Salad Country Ham and Cheese Biscuits Daisy Biscuits Hot Cheese Drop Biscuits Refrigerator Biscuits Old South Cabbage Rolls Pan-Fried Coleslaw Sweet Kissed Carrots Time-Honored Cheese Straws Fresh Cherry Cobbler State Fair Caramel Corn Pecan "Fried" Chicken Spicy Fried Chicken Lady's Lunch Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad Cornbread Waffles Crispy Southern Hushpuppies Sausage Cornbread Dressing Andouille Grilled Grits Southern Hospitality Cheese Grits Fabulous Fried Okra Oyster Po'Boys Southern-Fried Pies Southern Tradition Pecan Pie Firecracker Sausage Balls Buttermilk Spoon Bread Bourbon-Basted Sweet Potatoes "A Sip of Tradition" Sweet Tea Tea Juleps Fried Buttermilk Green Tomatoes Hot Tomato Grits Fried Zucchini Matchsticks And so much more . . .
Publisher: Philadelphia ; London : Running Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9780762438648
0762438649
Branch Call Number: 641.5975 Algood 10/2010
Characteristics: 496 p. ;,26 cm.

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Jul 19, 2012

The people of the South are famous for keeping their actual recipes secret. In most cases with cookbooks, leaving out an essential ingredient or adding an extra one or adjusting the quantities used is what they do to keep their recipes their own.

In the case of this book, however, the recipes aren't realistic. Trying them won't even leave you with a basic understanding of what the food is even supposed to taste like.

It's not arranged in a manner that makes it easy to find recipes for a particular need, and then when you do, the recipes are worse than useless: you're better off trying something of your own, and leaving this book on the shelf.

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