With a backdrop of easy-to-follow, delicious Southern recipes, Southern Living Home Cooking Basics, presents the principles of traditional cooking in a visually stunning, photographic step-by-step fashion that's like having a cooking teacher at your side. It's focused on the key cooking basics-the only ones you really need to know to enjoy a lifetime of great cooking and eating-but with an eye toward those special features that make a recipe or technique uniquely Southern. Through visually stunning photography and step-by-step methods, Southern Living Home Cooking Basics walks you through the basic principles in the accompanying array of over 200 easy-to-follow, delicious Southern recipes that seem more inspired than entry-level. This book takes you through the how and why of each basic cooking method, from boiling and steaming to braising and roasting and every cooking technique between. Readers gain a keen understanding of what technique to apply to a specific ingredient and how to execute it with precision. Plus, with more than 200 recipes to choose from, cooks can instantly test their skills on dishes such as Lemon Coconut Cake, Mama's Fried Chicken, Grilled Greek Snapper, and countless other delicious dishes. Home Cooking Basics is cooking demystified.