Best Southern U.S. Cooking, Food & Wine Books
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1. Magnolia Table
Author: by Joanna Gaines
William Morrow Cookbooks
#1 New York Times BestsellerMagnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines’ warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple’s new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table.
Jo believes there’s no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. Magnolia Table includes 125 classic recipesfrom breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and dessertspresenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites.
Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Inside Magnolia Table, you’ll find recipes the whole family will enjoy, such as:Chicken Pot PieChocolate Chip CookiesAsparagus and Fontina QuicheBrussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Balsamic ReductionPeach CapreseOvernight French ToastWhite Cheddar BisqueFried Chicken with Sticky Poppy Seed JamLemon PieMac and CheeseFull of personal stories and beautiful photos, Magnolia Table is an invitation to share a seat at the table with Joanna Gaines and her family.
2. Magnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Author: by Joanna Gaines
#1 New York Times BestsellerFollowing the launch of her #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook, Magnolia Table, and seeing her family’s own sacred dishes being served at other families’ tables across the country, Joanna Gaines gained a deeper commitment to the value of food being shared.
This insight inspired Joanna to get back in the kitchen and start from scratch, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone to develop new recipes for her family, and yours, to gather around. Magnolia Table, Volume 2 is filled with 145 new recipes from her own home that she shares with husband Chip and their five kids, and from the couple’s restaurant, Magnolia Table; Silos Baking Co; and new coffee shop, Magnolia Press.
From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, Magnolia Table, Volume 2 gives readers abundant reasons to gather together. The book is beautifully photographed and filled with dishes you’ll want to bring into your own home, including:Mushroom-Gruyre QuichePumpkin Cream Cheese BreadGrilled Bruschetta ChickenZucchini-Squash StrataChicken-Pecan-Asparagus CasseroleStuffed Pork LoinLemon-Lavender TartMagnolia Press Chocolate Cake
3. Jubilee (Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking)
Author: by Toni Tipton-Martin
Clarkson Potter Publishers
A celebration of African American cuisine right now, in all of its abundance and variety. Tejal Rao, The New York Times JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER IACP AWARD WINNER IACP BOOK OF THE YEAR TONI TIPTON-MARTIN NAMED THE 2021 JULIA CHILD AWARD RECIPIENT NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review The New Yorker NPR Chicago Tribune The Atlantic BuzzFeed Food52 Throughout her career, Toni Tipton-Martin has shed new light on the history, breadth, and depth of African American cuisine.
She’s introduced us to black cooks, some long forgotten, who established much of what’s considered to be our national cuisine. After all, if Thomas Jefferson introduced French haute cuisine to this country, who do you think actually cooked it? In Jubilee, Tipton-Martin brings these masters into our kitchens.
Through recipes and stories, we cook along with these pioneering figures, from enslaved chefs to middle- and upper-class writers and entrepreneurs. With more than 100 recipes, from classics such as Sweet Potato Biscuits, Seafood Gumbo, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Pecan Pie with Bourbon to lesser-known but even more decadent dishes like Bourbon & Apple Hot Toddies, Spoon Bread, and Baked Ham Glazed with Champagne, Jubilee presents techniques, ingredients, and dishes that show the roots of African American cookingdeeply beautiful, culturally diverse, fit for celebration.
4. Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day: A Cookbook
Author: by Rodney Scott
In the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster, James Beard Awardwinning chef Rodney Scott celebrates an incredible culinary legacy through his life story, family traditions, and unmatched dedication to his craft. BBQ is such an important part of African American history, and no one is better at BBQ than Rodney.
Marcus Samuelsson, chef and restaurateur Rodney Scott was born with barbecue in his blood. He cooked his first whole hog, a specialty of South Carolina barbecue, when he was just eleven years old. At the time, he was cooking at Scott’s Bar-B-Q, his family’s barbecue spot in Hemingway, South Carolina.
Now, four decades later, he owns one of the country’s most awarded and talked-about barbecue joints, Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ in Charleston. In this cookbook, co-written by award-winning writer Lolis Eric Elie, Rodney spills what makes his pit-smoked turkey, barbecued spare ribs, smoked chicken wings, hush puppies, Ella’s Banana Puddin’, and award-winning whole hog so special.
5. Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto [A Cookbook]
Author: by Aaron Franklin
Ten Speed Press
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A complete meat and brisket-cooking education from the country’s most celebrated pitmaster and owner of the wildly popular Austin restaurant Franklin Barbecue. When Aaron Franklin and his wife, Stacy, opened up a small barbecue trailer on the side of an Austin, Texas, interstate in 2009, they had no idea what they’d gotten themselves into.
Today, Franklin Barbecue has grown into the most popular, critically lauded, and obsessed-over barbecue joint in the country (if not the world)and Franklin is the winner of every major barbecue award there is. In this much-anticipated debut, Franklin and coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly great barbecue, and share years’ worth of hard-won knowledge.
Franklin Barbecue is a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, with chapters dedicated to building or customizing your own smoker; finding and curing the right wood; creating and tending perfect fires; sourcing top-quality meat; and of course, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue, better than you ever thought possible.
6. Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle
Author: by Natasha Newton
The ketogenic lifestyle doesn’t require a sacrifice of flavor! Many people think that going keto means they have to give up American traditional dishes, but with a little creativity most of your favorite foods can be made keto. Southern Keto will show you how to make your favorite comfort foods delicious and low-carb.
You don’t have to give up breading, cheesecake, pan fried chicken, or biscuits. Natasha “Tasha” Newton has you covered. In this book she also shares her struggles from childhood obesity and years of yoyo dieting to being diagnosed with crohn’s disease at the age of 29.
She’ll share with you how keto helped her to lose weight and gain freedom from sugar and food addiction. Natasha will serve you delicious and healthy keto meals side inspiration and encouragement! Being a southern girl she prides herself in recreating her family’s favorite foods, keto style.
If it doesn’t taste great, she knows that her family won’t be interested! In this book you’ll find: * Over 100 delicious keto recipes, * Multiple theme menu ideas * Comprehensive grocery lists, * Useful tips and tricks for getting started, * And more! If you’ve put off trying the keto diet for fear of missing out on your favorite foods, fear no more.
7. True Comfort: More Than 100 Cozy Recipes Free of Gluten and Refined Sugar: A Gluten Free Cookbook
Author: by Kristin Cavallari
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The TV star and author of True Roots shares 130+ of her favorite recipes for healthy, natural, wholesome comfort food in this essential cookbook. Kristin’s family-friendly, decadently health-ified’ recipes will have you reliving favorite memories and making delicious new ones bite after bite!
Daphne Oz, Emmy Award-winning television host and bestselling authorNAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY DELISHOver the past few years, Kristin Cavallari has become known for the healthy recipes she cooks at home for her family. In her bestselling cookbook, True Roots, she shared the recipes that keep her motivated and inspired and in turn challenged fans to cook more meals at home and live a healthier lifestyle.
Now, in True Comfort, Kristin turns her attention to some of the most-requested dishes that are hardest to find: healthy comfort food. True Comfort features her favorite recipes for cozy breakfasts (Apple Pecan Dutch Baby, Espresso Overnight Oats, and Sweet Potato Toast), lunches (Roasted Cauliflower Tartine, Nashville Hot Chicken Salad Cups, and Butternut Squash and Leek Chowder) and dinners (Red-Wine Braised Short Ribs, Oat Crust Chicken Pot Pie, and Saffron Seafood Cioppino) plus desserts (Orange Olive Oil Cake and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Silk Pie) and drinks (Cashew Eggnog and Rosemary Charcoal Latte).
8. The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook Includes Season 13 Recipes: Every Recipe and Every Review from All Thirteen Seasons (COMPLETE CCY TV SHOW COOKBOOK)
Author: by America's Test Kitchen
Hit the road with top-rated Cook’s Country TV and devour another year of great American recipes. Discover new recipes from across the U.S. And cook them along with the cast of the hit TV show Cook’s Country. The homegrown recipes cover both classic and regional favorites from small-town America to the big city.
Season 13 recipe highlights include fresh takes on homey foods such as Cheesy Stuffed Shells, One-Batch Fried Chicken, and Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie as well as newly created recipes for Amish Cinnamon Bread, Eggplant Pecorino, and Greek Chicken. This cookbook has it all, from fluffy omelets, pancakes, biscuits, and muffins to plenty of desserts, cakes, cookies, pies, and more.
In addition to more than 475 foolproof recipes, there is information on the backstory and inspiration behind many of the dishes. A comprehensive shopping guide lists all of the winning products featured on the TV show including ketchup, strawberry jam, and vanilla ice cream.
9. Bress 'n' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer
Author: by Matthew Raiford
More than 100 heirloom recipes from a dynamic chef and farmer working the lands of his great-great-great grandfather. From Hot Buttermilk Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pie to Salmon Cakes on Pepper Rice and Gullah Fish Stew, Gullah Geechee food is an essential cuisine of American history.
It is the culinary representation of the ocean, rivers, and rich fertile loam in and around the coastal South. From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah Geechee.
In this groundbreaking and beautiful cookbook, Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In 2010, Raiford’s Nana handed over the deed to the family farm to him and his sister, and Raiford rose to the occasion, nurturing the farm that his great-great-great grandfather, a freed slave, purchased in 1874.
In this collection of heritage and updated recipes, he traces a history of community and family brought together by food. 100 color photographs
10. Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed [A Cookbook]
Author: by Bryant Terry
Ten Speed Press
Renowned chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry reworks and remixes the favorite staples, ingredients, and classic dishes of the African Diaspora to present more than 100 wholly new, creative culinary combinations that will amaze vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST VEGETARIAN COOKBOOKS OF ALL TIME BY BON APPTITBlending African, Carribean, and southern cuisines results in delicious recipes like Smashed Potatoes, Peas, and Corn with Chile-Garlic Oil, a recipe inspired by the Kenyan dish irio, and Cinnamon-Soaked Wheat Berry Salad with dried apricots, carrots, and almonds, which is based on a Moroccan tagine.
Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes pays homage to a popular Brazilian dish while incorporating classic Southern ingredients, and Crispy Teff and Grit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts combines the Ethiopian grain teff with stone-ground corn grits from the Deep South and North African zalook dip.
There’s perfect potluck fare, such as the simple, warming, and intensely flavored Collard Greens and Cabbage with Lots of Garlic, and the Caribbean-inspired Cocoa Spice Cake with Crystallized Ginger and Coconut-Chocolate Ganache, plus a refreshing Roselle-Rooibos Drink that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
11. Faith, Family & the Feast: Recipes to Feed Your Crew from the Grill, Garden, and Iron Skillet
Author: by Kent Rollins
The stars of the YouTube channel Kent Rollins Cowboy Cooking, authors of the hit cookbook A Taste of Cowboy, serve up spins on southern and western favorites, with a side of spiritual values Real-life cowboy Kent Rollins captivates fans from Branson, Missouri, to the Big Apple with his maverick cooking, country humor, and wisdom.
In their heartfelt new book, Kent and Shannon Rollins invite everyone to sit a while at their table. Honey-Chipotle Chicken is hot off the grill. There’s Cracklin’ Cornbread in the skillet and Cool Cucumber Dill Salad from the garden. Save room for the Homemade Cherry Almond Ice Cream.
But first, it’s time for grace. Out here, there’s no Wi-Fijust family and friends. The food is lively, but the recipes are relaxed. Kent’s inspirational sayings, tales of the range, and cowboy poetry combined with Shannon’s stunning photos and quotes from scripture capture faith, hope, and appreciation of life’s blessings.
So praise the Lord and pass the Cheddar-Jalapeo Biscuits!
12. The Franklin Barbecue Collection [Special Edition, Two-Book Boxed Set]: Franklin Barbecue and Franklin Steak
Author: by Aaron Franklin
Ten Speed Press
From brisket to steak, here’s everything you need to know about meat. This deluxe boxed set from the revered pitmaster and New York Times bestselling author behind Austin’s Franklin Barbecue features exclusive paperback editions of his already iconic books: Franklin Barbecue and Franklin Steak.
From America’s foremost barbecue authority and bestselling author Aaron Franklin comes this collection of two essential books for anyone interested in cooking meat to perfection. Franklin and James Beard Award-winning coauthor Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly great barbecue and mind-blowing steak, sharing years’ worth of hard-won knowledge.
Franklin Barbecue: This bestselling book is the definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster, with chapters dedicated to building or customizing your own smoker; finding and curing the right wood; creating and tending perfect fires; sourcing top-quality meat; and, of course, cooking mind-blowing, ridiculously delicious barbecue.
13. The Taste of Country Cooking: The 30th Anniversary Edition of a Great Southern Classic Cookbook
Author: by Edna Lewis
In this classic Southern cookbook, the first lady of Southern cooking (NPR) shares the seasonal recipes from a childhood spent in a small farming community settled by freed slaves. She shows us how to recreate these timeless dishes in our own kitchensusing natural ingredients, embracing the seasons, and cultivating community.
With a preface by Judith Jones and foreword by Alice Waters. With menus for the four seasons, Miss Lewis (as she was almost universally known) shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year.
From the fresh taste of springthe first wild mushrooms and field greensto the feasts of summergarden-ripe vegetables and fresh blackberry cobblerand from the harvest of fallbaked country ham and roasted newly dug sweet potatoesto the hearty fare of winterstews, soups, and baked beansLewis sets down these marvelous dishes in loving detail.
Here are recipes for Corn Pone and Crispy Biscuits, Sweet Potato Casserole and Hot Buttered Beets, Pan-Braised Spareribs, Chicken with Dumplings, Rhubarb Pie, and Brandied Peaches. Dishes are organized into more than 30 seasonal menus, such as A Late Spring Lunch After Wild-Mushroom Picking, A Midsummer Sunday Breakfast, A Christmas Eve Supper, and an Emancipation Day Dinner.
14. Smokin' with Myron Mixon: Recipes Made Simple, from the Winningest Man in Barbecue: A Cookbook
Author: by Myron Mixon
The winningest man in barbecause shares the secrets of his success.Rule number one?Keep it simple. In the world of competitive barbecue, nobody’s won more prize money, more trophies, or more adulation than Myron Mixon. And he comes by it honestly: From the time he was old enough to stoke a pit, Mixon learned the art of barbecue at his father’s side.
He grew up to expand his parent’s sauce business, Jack’s Old South, and in the process became the leader of the winningest team in competitive barbecue. It’s Mixon’s combination of killer instinct and killer recipes that has led him to three world championships and more than 180 grand championships and made him the breakout star of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters.
Now, for the first time, Mixon’s stepping out from behind his rig to teach you how he does it. Rule number one: People always try to overthink barbecue and make it complicated.Don’t do it! Mixon will show you how you can apply his keep it simple mantra in your own backyard.
15. Come On Over!: Southern Delicious for Every Day and Every Occasion
Author: by Elizabeth Heiskell
Everyday recipes with Southern flair and big flavors, from author and TODAY show contributor Elizabeth Heiskell Elizabeth Heiskell brings her signature Southern flair to her latest book, Come On Over! With warmth and charm, Heiskell shares her go-to recipes for any occasion.
Her chapters include Weekdays, Party Days, School Days, Summer Days, Beach Days, Game Days, Diet Days, Cheat Days, and Delta Days. In Weekdays, she shares her recipe for The Good Chicken and her Farro and Salmon Bowls, both of which stand up against the rigorous scrutiny of her three daughters.
Diet Days includes humorous, tongue-in-cheek recipes like Fat Lady Soup and the Bone Broth recipe that had her local butchers concerned. Game Days includes tailgate favorites, School Days has lunches that can withstand backpack jumbling, and Party Days shows exactly how to impress a house full of guests and avoid pre-party panic.
Every page is imbued with Heiskell’s bubbly personality and spirit, and the recipes are designed to be easy and fuss-free-and guaranteed to please.Come On Over! Will inspire anyone looking to cook every day of the week!
16. I Heart Soul Food: 100 Southern Comfort Food Favorites
Author: by Rosie Mayes
From the beloved creator of I Heart Recipes and home cook Rosie Mayes comes a cookbook chock-full of soul food favorites. Learn to cook comfort food the way Mom used to! Here Rosie shares all the secrets of southern classics like fried chicken, mashed potatoes, collard greens, and mac & cheese, plus soulful twists like Sweet Potato Biscuits and Fried Ribs.
Authentic, approachable, and mouthwatering, these recipes use easy-to-find ingredients. Perfect for Sunday suppers and other celebrations as well as everyday favorites, these recipes are love on a plate! Organized by meal, the cookbook starts with stick-to-your-ribs breakfast favorites like Blueberry Cornbread Waffles and Shrimp, and Andouille Sausage and Grits, plus plenty of main dishes and sides like Smothered Chicken, Oxtail Stew, Baked Candied Yams, Soul Food Collard Greens, and Sweet Cornbread.
Don’t forget drinks and desserts like Peach Cobbler, Pralines, and Sweet Iced Tea! Includes 100+ recipes, including 30 fan favorites and 70 never-before-seen recipes, and 90 photographs.