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Most of y'all who are here reading this are regular readers of My New 30 and know I have a food blog, Deep South Dish, that was, in fact, born out of this blog.
When I received an offer to review this cookbook, Best of the Best from the Deep South, I knew right away that it was going to be a cookbook that both I, and my readers, would love. Well, I was right! If you love the kinds of southern dishes that I feature at Deep South Dish, then you are going to fall in love with this cookbook and want to add it to your collection. If I were to write and publish a cookbook, this would be it!
If you've been reading here awhile, you already know how I feel about the "Best of" series of cookbooks because I've given them away here before. I own several of them - mostly from the southern states - and I am never disappointed in any of them. Each state cookbook - and yes, there is a cookbook covering every state - contains about 400 recipes, all contributed by well loved cookbooks from across that particular state - usually at least 80 different cookbook sources! And every cookbook presents you with not only great recipes, but also photographs, and little tidbits, facts and pieces of trivia about that state that makes them even more interesting and fun to own.
Just when I didn't think that they could top this, Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley, the southern ladies behind this beloved series of best selling state cookbooks, now introduce the first volume in their new regional series with Best of the Best from the Deep South. This regional series will soon include cookbooks from the East Coast, Plains, the Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Rim regions. I can't wait!
Want to know how to make the best Alabama fried chicken? Or Mississippi catfish, hush puppies and coleslaw? How about Louisiana's great gumbo? It's all here - all of the special flavors that come out of The Deep South in the foods that you love. Some examples of the recipes that you'll find in this great collection include:
Red-Neck Spaghetti Sauce
Creole Shrimp Spaghetti
Steamed Redfish with Creole Sauce
Hot Pepper Jelly Salad
Chunky Baked Potato Soup with Cheese and Bacon
Red Beans and Rice
Chicken Sauce Piquante
Crispy Fried Okra
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Oven Beef Stew
Tiny Pecan Muffins
Lazy Peach Cobbler
Potato Chip Shortbread Cookies
Praline Ice Cream Sauce
Southern Tea Cakes
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
... and so much more!
Have a peek at this fantastic Sour Cream Coffee Cake I adapted from a recipe in the cookbook this weekend! With layers of pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar on the bottom, top and in the center of this cake, it is just delicious. I know that's only one recipe you'll fall in love with because this cookbook is filled with the kinds of recipes you find right on my own blog.
Cookbook giveaway 'Best of the Best from the Deep South,' from @DeepSouthDish: http://tinyurl.com/ykpmhwc
Disclosure: Quail Ridge Press provided me with a free copy of this cookbook to review as well as a copy to offer to one of my readers.