Buttermilk biscuits wrapped in a red-and-white gingham napkin. Chicken-and-Andouille Gumbo simmering inside a cast-iron pot. Barbeque pork shoulder smoking on a grill--these are just a few of the homey images that come to mind when we think about southern cooking. Southern Cooking Family Style offers more than 75 traditional (and traditional-with-a-twist) favorites that one will be able to resist. Organized seasonally, for the freshest available ingredients, and also by themed menus, such as Derby Day and Mardi Gras Bash, the recipes range from delicious entrees and sides like Country Ham and Praline Candied Garnet Yams to desserts like Red Velvet Cupcakes with Creole Cream Cheese Frosting. (Don't forget the Jalape-Spiked Bourbon Julep, either.) And it's all served up with a heaping helping of that famous Southern hospitality!Recipes by the editors of Redbook, Country Living, and Good Housekeeping.
Liana Krissoff is a freelance editor, blogger, and cookbook author of Whole Grains for a New Generation, Canning for a New Generation, and Vegetarian for a New Generation (all Stewart, Tabori & Chang). She lives in Lincoln, NE.