The Glory of Southern Cooking: Recipes for the Best Beer-Battered Fried Chicken, Cracklin' Biscuits, Carolina Pulled Pork, Fried Okra, Kentucky Chees

James Villas (Author)


The definitive Southern cookbook from renowned food writer James Villas--now in paperback!

From James Villas comes this definitive Southern cookbook, featuring fascinating Southern lore, cooking tips, and 388 glorious recipes for any occasion. It includes traditional favorites, delicious regional specialties, and new recipes from some of the South's most famous and innovative chefs, like Louis Osteen and Paul Prudhomme.

Comprehensive and authoritative, the book features favorites like buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, grits, cornbread, and pecan pie. Plus, Villas includes colorful stories, anecdotes, and Southern lore throughout the book, adding the kind of local color and charm you'd only get in the South and only from a writer like Villas.

  • Includes delicious and authentic Southern recipes for everything from cocktail and tea foods to main courses and desserts
  • Features lists of ingredients, equipment, and Southern terms non-natives will want to know
  • Written by James Villas, proud North Carolina native, and author of Pig and From the Ground Up

All across the South, from Maryland to Louisiana and everywhere in between, food is culture. Dig into it with James Villas and enjoy The Glory of Southern Cooking for yourself.

Product Details

Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
August 24, 2012
8.0 X 1.08 X 9.18 inches | 2.29 pounds

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About the Author

JAMES VILLAS was the food and wine editor of "Town & Country" magazine for twenty-seven years. His work has also appeared in "Esquire, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Saveur, "the" New York Times, " and the "Atlantic Monthly, " among other publications. His cookbook "Pig: King of the Southern Table" won a James Beard Award in 2011, and three others have been nominated for the Beard Award. He has also won two Beard Awards for journalism and received "Bon Appetit's" Food Writer of the Year Award in 2004. He is the author of eighteen cookbooks and books on food, including "My Mother's Southern Kitchen, Between Bites, The Bacon Cookbook, " and" From the Ground Up."