Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South

Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South

by Virginia Willis


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Recipes and stories of the modern South

In Secrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today's South—a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and "Cathead" Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area's many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544932548
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 733,951
Product dimensions: 7.93(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.04(d)

About the Author

VIRGINIA WILLIS is a French-trained chef. She is the author of the James Beard Award-winning Lighten Up, Y’all. She’s a contributing editor for Southern Living and writes for national publications.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii

Introduction xii

1 From the Garden 1

2 Grains, Gritis, and Other Starchy Goodness 38

3 Seafood 70

4 Beef, Pork, and Lamb 104

5 Gospel Birds and Game Birds 144

6 Soups and Stews 184

7 Biscuits, Breads, and Hoecakes 222

8 Desserts 260

Acknowledgments 300

Index 303

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