Lady and Sons: Savannah Country Cookbook

Lady and Sons: Savannah Country Cookbook

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by Paula Deen
     
 

From one of the most frequently visited restaurants in Savannah, The Lady & Sons, comes this collection of down-home Southern family favorites. Paula H. Deen, the owner and proprieter, has created a friendly cookbook filled with hundreds of quick and easy recipes. Perfect for home entertainment, family picnics, or Sunday dinners, The Lady & Sons Savannah Country

Overview

From one of the most frequently visited restaurants in Savannah, The Lady & Sons, comes this collection of down-home Southern family favorites. Paula H. Deen, the owner and proprieter, has created a friendly cookbook filled with hundreds of quick and easy recipes. Perfect for home entertainment, family picnics, or Sunday dinners, The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook completes any kitchen.

"I tell Savannah-bound friends that if they want a short course in the meaning of Southern cooking—the flavors, the ambience, indeed the very heart of Southern cooking—they should drop in at The Lady & Sons."
—from the introduction by JOHN BEHRENDT, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

"The recipes in this book are so wonderful, I almost ate the book!"
—FANNIE FLAGG, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“I tell Savannah-bound friends that if they want a short course in the meaning of Southern cooking–the flavors, the ambience, indeed the very heart of Southern cooking–they should drop in at The Lady & Sons.”
–from the Introduction by John Berendt

“The recipes in this book are so wonderful, I almost ate the book!”
–Fannie Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his enthusiastic introduction, John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, writes: "Authentic Southern food is not about pretension." Sure enough, this book by the proprietor of The Lady & Sons restaurant in Savannah, Ga., doesn't put on any airs. A great many recipes unabashedly list prepared foods among the ingredients. As an appetizer, Garlic Cheese Spread includes an eight-ounce package of cream cheese and an eight-ounce jar of Cheez-Whiz. Shrimp or Lobster Bisque contains, in addition to seafood, a can each of condensed tomato soup and condensed mushroom soup. The restaurant's most popular dessert is Gooey Butter Cakes, which starts with a box of Duncan Hines yellow cake mix. Still, some of the recipes attain a high level of regional authenticity: Georgia Cracker Salad is made with crushed saltines, tomato, scallions, hard-boiled egg and mayonnaise; Southern Fried Chicken acquires its crispy coating with a batter of eggs and self-rising flour. Readers concerned about high fat content should skip this book. But those looking for some distinctively American comfort foodand in a mood for some decidedly anti-nouvelle regressionmight want to take a peek. (May)
Library Journal
Savannah's popularity as a tourist destination has increased dramatically in the months that John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil has been on the New York Times best sellers list, and in his introduction to this cookbook, Berendt says Deen's restaurant is one he recommends to visitors as exemplifying "the very heart of Southern cooking." Deen (the Lady) says Southern cooking is "comfort food," and she and her two sons serve homey, completely unpretentious food at their popular downtown restaurant. Many of the recipes she includes here rely on convenience foods (canned soup, Cheese Whiz) and some have been perennial favorites in "community" cookbooks since the Fifties or Sixties. Area libraries will want copies; most others can skip.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375751110
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
1 Trade Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.57(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Paula H. Deen was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She later moved to Savannah, where she and her two sons, Bobby and Jamie, started the Bag Lady catering company. The business took off and evolved into The Lady & Sons Restaurant, which is located in Savannah’s historic district and specializes in Southern cooking. Paula is the host of Food Network’s Paula’s Home Cooking and is a regular guest on QVC, where her cookbooks are one of the newtowrk’s biggest sellers.

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Lady and Sons: Savannah Country Cookbook 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Maybe it's just me, but every cookbook should have at least some photographs of prepared meals. This one has NONE, and it was very dissapointing to see Paula create a cookbook with no photos of her great meals. Don't get me wrong - I love the personality of this woman and I love to watch her shows. However, this cookbook has done nothing for me but created dissapointment. If I see a photo of a great looking meal, it makes me want to prepare that meal, but when I have a plain receipe staring at my face, that's intimidating...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of both receiving this cookbook as a gift, and later eating at Paula's place in Savannah. Her food is the epitome of Southern cooking. It's simple, yet rich. I found several recipes that were identical to ones that my late grandmomma took to her grave. Eating her food, whether at home or at her laid-back eatery in Savannah makes me feel like I am a child again in South Carolina, eating my grandmomma's hoe cakes and butter beans, or Aunt Nita's greens and cakes. Thanks for the trip back, Paula!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cookbook!!! Easy to follow directions, some great taste treats can be found here! I have ejoyed each and every recipe I have made and everyone is always pleased with the outcome!!!!! I would highly recommend this book and if you get the chance, visit the restaurant in Savannah, you will not be disappointed!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Savannah native, I grew up eatting some of the best cooking including a great deal of the receipes in this book. Paula Deen, who is a fantastic lady if you ever get to meet her, has captured the best of Savannah and the Low Country cooking in this book. If you are ever in the Savannah area, you need to go to Paula's restaurant in City Market. It is some of the best cooking you will ever have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book offers wonderful recipes for the easy, down-home-delicious cooking that my family and I love. I'm proud to add this cookbook to my collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is filled with good honest southern dishes. Reminds me of country cooking from the midwest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My goodness...I never enjoyed cooking so much until I bought this cookbook. The first time I saw her was on Food Network! This is a must-have for your cookbook collection. I had a lot of fun preparing the food and the reward is eating it too! Yummy!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best cookbook I have found in a long time. I love all the hints and the tips in the back of the book. Paula is a true Southerner. The recipes are easy to follow. I have made 5 dishes so far and they have all turned out wonderful. Keep write'em and we'll keep buyin'em.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cookbook is simply divine. I love the bio about the author and she does everything with syle and grace. Her shows on Food Network are just the icing on the cake. Her food has flavor,texture and taste as well as eye appeal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like food and Savannah, you'll love this one! So fine, it's not gourmet...who cares. It's yummy-sounding recipes for the way most of America cooks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Loved the cookbook. It was a gift from my mother. The ingredients are not strange and hard to find. The dishes are something the whole family can enjoy, including my four year old. The recipes cover a wide variety from everyday cooking, to great guy snacks to fancy dinners.
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Not happy because the index page numbers do not correlate with the page numbers and there is a reference to some recipes in the content that are not even in the book.
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tina michael More than 1 year ago
This cookbook lets me make good food that impresses everyone I serve AND the recipes are so simple you will kick yourself for not cooking this way sooner!
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