The Mouth of My South: A Guest Post

The Mouth of My South: A Guest Post

Today’s post was written By Shelly Collins, a writer, thinker and cook whom I admire for her self-possession and deep thoughts.I always wonder what she’s thinking, and I asked her to write about what “Southern food” means in her head, based on her experience. You can read more at her blog, lovingfoodandlife.com While I don’t necessarily consider myself a Southern cook, my foundations are deeply rooted in the ways of a...

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Free Cookbook Friday Part 2

Free Cookbook Friday Part 2

This week’s giveaway is all about me: cookbooks by me, or edited by me. Two or three complimentary copies of each book I work on, times 20 years=lots of books. So I’m giving them away. Free free free! Even the postage. (Thank you Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins! So good to work with, and generous with authors.) This week’s basket includes the Blue Willow Inn Bible of Southern Cooking, The All-New Square Foot Gardening Cookbook,...

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Free Cookbook Friday #1

Free Cookbook Friday #1

So many good Southern cookbooks are sitting on my desk, just waiting for new homes. Cookbooks make ideal gifts, and since it’s almost gift-giving season, I’ve put together a few bundles of Southern books to give away. A gift for you to keep or give to a cookbook lover! The first bundle of Southern cookbook happiness includes classics like Par 3: Tea Time at the Masters–so many easy menus–I cook from this book frequently....

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Interview: Anne Byrn on “Anne Byrn Saves the Day”

Interview: Anne Byrn on “Anne Byrn Saves the Day”

This interview was originally published at Chapter16.org The notion behind Anne Byrn’s eleven successful books is simple: recipes to ensure home cooks get impressive results with reasonable time and effort. Her Cake Mix Doctor books changed the way American bakers use cake mix, and The Dinner Doctor and What Can I Bring? offered new flavors and simple preparations. Go to a potluck and it’s a good bet an Anne Byrn recipe is on the menu. Saves...

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47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Photo Gallery

Several recipes captured my imagination before the contest arrived in town. Vegetable samosas sounded so good. Triple Layer Cheesy Ham and Cauliflower Sandwiches was one of the first recipes out of the oven on Bake-Off day. The geometry and color of some entries was very appealing. Brentwood resident Tom Piantek is a second-generation Pillsbury finalist. Tell the truth: if you could have your photo made with the Pillsbury Dough Boy, you totally...

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I've written about food for a living since The Silver Palate was new. Discovering a new cookbook or technique is my idea of fun. And kitchen gear--I'm helpless to resist. Like kitchen projects, the posts here are occasional and open-ended, so please subscribe. You can read more about me here

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