People always ask what my favorite Southern Food cookbooks are. Here is a handful of my favs. A New Turn in the South. Written by friend and local Athens, GA chef this one is filled with beautiful images (taken by beautyeveryday contributor, Rinne Allen), whimsical drawings, and great food.
Southern Foodways Allaince: A community Cookbook. This one has some great recicpes and this organization does great things for preserving the Southern Food Culture.
Edna Lewis' The Taste of Country Cooking. I am a big fan of Edna Lewis. This book is filled with great recipes as well as some wonderful stories to go along.
The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-Be Southerners. This is my go to book for a classic southern meal.
Bon Appetit' Y'all, by Virginia Willis is another good book for some classic recipes and some really yummy desserts.
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words by Kristen Bach