Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family
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Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family

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by Christy Jordan
     
 

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My name is Christy Jordan and I like to feed people.

I come from a long line of Southern cooks who taught me home cooking is best, life is good, and there is always something to be grateful for. I created Southern Plate so that I could share the recipes and stories that have been passed down through my family for more than

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My name is Christy Jordan and I like to feed people.

I come from a long line of Southern cooks who taught me home cooking is best, life is good, and there is always something to be grateful for. I created Southern Plate so that I could share the recipes and stories that have been passed down through my family for more than nine generations.

You won't find fancy food or new-fangled recipes in this cookbook—just easy, no-fuss Southern favorites such as Chicken and Dumplings, Homemade Banana Pudding, Aunt Looney's Macaroni Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Daddy's Rise-and-Shine Biscuits. (I want to make one thing as clear as possible: How your mama made it is the right way! I'm going to bring it to you how my mama made it, which is the only right way for me.)

These stories and recipes come from my heart. They are a gift from my ancestors, but the ability to have them heard is a gift from you. Take a seat at the Southern Plate table; you're with family now.

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Editorial Reviews

Paula Deen
“The recipes in Southern Plate made my mouth water! I have never heard of any other school serving peanut butter balls, except for mine—and that was forty-five years ago! This wonderful cookbook made me feel like I was reading something of my own.”
Dorothea Benton Frank
“I’ve been testing these recipes in my own kitchen and every single one turns out to be better than anything my Grandmother ever made. Don’t just buy this terrific book, use it!”
Joshilyn Jackson
“Alabama native Christy Jordan brings Southern hospitality to the next level—it’s no wonder she has such a huge following. I could practically smell the blackberry cobbler baking in the kitchen while thumbing through the pages of this delightful cookbook. Make room at your table Paula Deen, here comes Christy Jordan.”
Library Journal
Since Jordan's website (www.southernplate.com) launched in 2008, it has had more than 43 million visitors. Readers are quickly falling in love with her simple recipes, which beginning cooks can quickly master. Baked Ham, one of the easiest recipes, has only two ingredients, ham and syrup. Cooks who specialize in Southern food will find plenty of familiar recipes, e.g., Boiled Peanuts (also a two-ingredient dish), Hoe Cake, Aunt Looney's Macaroni Salad, Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding, and Chocolate Velvet Cake (there's also Tookie's Green Velvet Cake). Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061991011
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
530,500
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.01(d)

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Joshilyn Jackson
“Alabama native Christy Jordan brings Southern hospitality to the next level—it’s no wonder she has such a huge following. I could practically smell the blackberry cobbler baking in the kitchen while thumbing through the pages of this delightful cookbook. Make room at your table Paula Deen, here comes Christy Jordan.”
Paula Deen
“The recipes in Southern Plate made my mouth water! I have never heard of any other school serving peanut butter balls, except for mine—and that was forty-five years ago! This wonderful cookbook made me feel like I was reading something of my own.”
Dorothea Benton Frank
“I’ve been testing these recipes in my own kitchen and every single one turns out to be better than anything my Grandmother ever made. Don’t just buy this terrific book, use it!”

Meet the Author

Christy Jordan's unique way of sharing classic Southern dishes, along with her heartfelt stories, has drawn more than 43 million visitors to Southern Plate since it started in 2008. Jordan is the mother of two and lives with her husband in north Alabama, where her family has resided for more than nine generations.

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Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
PebblesNY More than 1 year ago
I haven't made anything from this cookbook that I was disappointed in. The southern dishes are just the way my mom use to make them. I even found Tea Cakes for my older brother. Apparently, our mom use to make them when he was a little boy. Haven't tried the recipe yet, but looking forward to it. I'm on a mission to try each dish at least once. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
anniejb More than 1 year ago
Christy Jordan beings Southern Cooking to a new level. The heritage that she brings to life in this book is as touching as the recipes are delish!! Plan to read every page and then turn on the oven!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just got the cookbook and love it. I love Christy's recipes they all are super yummy and uncomplicated plus her stories are great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Coming from another University of North Alabama Alum, this cookbook, (which I got a sneak peak of) is yummy! Good job and a nice addition to a cookbook collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is full of great recipes and great stories of family and true Southern cooking.
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retromom More than 1 year ago
When I saw this cookbook as a pick for the Okra Picks Challenge, I knew I would be purchasing it. Truth be told, I had been looking for an excuse to purchase this book. I found Christy's website, Southern Plate and I love it! What could be better than to have her cookbook on hand? This cookbook is fabulous! The recipes are ones every cook can tackle easily. I have made several recipes from the book, my favorite being Aunt Looney's Macaroni Salad. It's the perfect salad for a warm summer day. There are two killer has brown casserole recipes that are now staples in our families menu rotation. There are great pictures in the cookbook which I find is a must in a cookbook. Chrisy has intertwined stories about her life and family in the book. I loved the story of her wedding ring. It brought tears to my eyes. After you finish reading the book you will feel like you are part of the family! You can feel the love in Christy's family when you read the stories that accompany the recipes. Thank you Christy for writing a fun cookbook full of recipes for real people and families. I thoroughly enjoyed this cookbook and highly recommend it! Be sure to check out Christy's website and her cookbook.
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Yup.