You can make anything better simply by putting the word "Southern" in front of it. Southern hospitality. Southern culture. Southern rock. Southern football. Southern literature. "Southern Living." Southern cooking.
The cuisine of the south is often referred to as "comfort food." This is not only because it can fill you up when you are hungry or warm your belly on a cold day; the cooks who inhabit Southern kitchens genuinely seek to offer comfort to the lucky folks who share their repast. Love is the implied first ingredient in many favorite recipes. That's why they are passed down from generation to generation scrawled on index cards, and saved in well-worn notebooks. In "The Southern Foodie" you will find recipes from one hundred chefs from across the south. Recipes like:
- Tupelo Honey Cafe's Sweet Potato Pancakes with Peach Butter and Spiced Pecans
- Loveless Cafe's Watermelon Ribs
- Mr. B's Bistro's Bread Pudding with Irish Whiskey Sauce
- Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches
- 29 South's Sweet Tea Pork Chop with Ginger Blackberry Preserves
- Elk River Inn and Restaurant's Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie
What these chefs have in common is the desire to make people happy and the willingness to share their precious recipes with readers so that they can experience them themselves. All these talented chefs ask in return is that you share the results with someone you love.