The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook

The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook

by Paula Deen
     
 

Down-home and downright delicious, the recipes in The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook have become classics of their kind-Southern meals from the heart of Georgia and the heart of their wonderful creator. Paula H. Deen has owned and operated The Lady & Sons restaurant for over twenty five years-and the tastiest starters, main courses, and desserts on

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Down-home and downright delicious, the recipes in The Lady & Sons Savannah Country Cookbook have become classics of their kind-Southern meals from the heart of Georgia and the heart of their wonderful creator. Paula H. Deen has owned and operated The Lady & Sons restaurant for over twenty five years-and the tastiest starters, main courses, and desserts on her menu are now available to all in this essential southern cookbook. Including hearty appetizers from Pecan-Stuffed Dates to Pickled Okra Sandwiches; mouth-watering dinners like Red Snapper Stuffed with Crabmeat and Foolproof Standing Rib Roast; and such devilishly good treats as Praline Pumpkin Pie or Tunnel of Fudge Cake. Plus breads, sides, and sauces. This 25th anniversary edition is fully updated with 25 new recipes."

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

Editorial Reviews

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:
9781943016006
Publisher:
Paula Deen Ventures
Publication date:
10/13/2015
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
376,428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

PAULA DEEN, Culinary icon and queen of Southern cooking, Deen is a self-made success story who learned the secrets of Southern cooking from her grandmother. Deen's first business, The Bag Lady, started her successful career and led to the opening of her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, with her two sons Bobby and Jamie five years later. In addition to her success on TV and with her restaurant, Deen is a two-time Emmy award winner and the author of 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 11,000,000 copies. Paula's magazine Cooking with Paula Deen celebrates it's 10th year and has over 3 million readers. In 2014, Deen launched the Paula Deen Network, an interactive digital cooking network that combines cooking, lifestyle and game shows with great recipes, meal-planning tools and more. Paula's social media fan base exceeds six million strong.

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