A Good Meal Is Hard to Find: Storied Recipes from the Deep South (Southern Cookbook, Soul Food Cookbook)

A Good Meal Is Hard to Find is more than just a cookbook: it’s a love letter to the women and food of the Deep South.

With charming narratives, visual storytelling, and delectable recipes, A Good Meal Is Hard to Find is everything you’ve ever wanted in a Southern cookbook.

Inside are 60 go-to recipes organized into five chapters—Morning’s Glories, Lingering Lunches, Dinner Dates & Late-Night Takes, Afternoon Pick-Me-Ups, and Anytime Sweets. Written by award-winning cookbook author and Southern food expert Martha Hall Foose.

• Each of the 60 recipes opens with a short vignette about a story about a unique Southern character.
• Divided into five chapters from breakfast to dinner, with cocktails and desserts in between
• Recipes paired with gorgeous, vintage-inspired oil paintings by Amy C. Evans

Inspired by generations of storytelling and Southern comfort food, this genre-bending cookbook is a must-have for cookbook lovers, vintage collectors, and Southern cooking enthusiasts alike.

Recipes include Francine’s Strawberry-Glazed Doughnuts, Camille’s Bridge Club Egg Salad, The Suzy B’s Spinach and Mushroom Frito Pie, Stella’s Harissa Gold Chicken, and Estelle’s Butterscotch Pound Cake.

• Master the art of traditional Southern cooking and soul food.
• Perfect for fans of Poole’s: Recipes and Stores from a Modern Diner by Ashley Christensen, Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, and Heritage by Sean Brock
• A great cookbook gift for readers of Southern Living and Garden & Gun

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Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes

85 authentic recipes and 100 stunning photographs that capture the cultural and cooking traditions of the Italian South, from the mountains to the coast.

In most cultures, exploring food means exploring history—and the Italian south has plenty of both to offer. The pasta-heavy, tomato-forward “Italian food” the world knows and loves does not actually represent the entire country; rather, these beloved and widespread culinary traditions hail from the regional cuisines of the south. Acclaimed author and food journalist Katie Parla takes you on a tour through these vibrant destinations so you can sink your teeth into the secrets of their rustic, romantic dishes. Parla shares rich recipes, both original and reimagined, along with historical and cultural insights that encapsulate the miles of rugged beaches, sheep-dotted mountains, meditatively quiet towns, and, most important, culinary traditions unique to this precious piece of Italy. With just a bite of the Involtini alla Piazzetta from farm-rich Campania, a taste of Giurgiulena from the sugar-happy kitchens of Calabria, a forkful of ’U Pan’ Cuott’ from mountainous Basilicata, a morsel  of Focaccia from coastal Puglia, or a mouthful of Pizz e Foje from quaint Molise, you’ll discover what makes the food of the Italian south unique.

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Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.

Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.

It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

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Sylvia’s Family Soul Food Cookbook: From Hemingway, South Carolina, To Harlem

Sylvia’s Family Soul Food Cookbook begins as Sylvia recalls her childhood, when she lived with both her mother and her grandmother — the town’s only midwives. The entire community of Hemingway, South Carolina, shared responsibilities, helped raise all of the children, and worked side by side together every day in the bean fields. Perhaps most important, the community shared its food and recipes. When Sylvia set out to write this cookbook, she decided to hold a cook-off back home in Hemingway at Jeremiah Church. Family and friends of all ages shared their favorite dishes as well as their spirit and love for one another. The recipes offered at the cook-off were then compiled to create this incredible collection, along with many of Sylvia’s and the Woods family’s own recipes.

Here are the kinds of recipes you’d find if you visited the Woods family’s home. Sylvia’s daughter Bedelia is well known for her Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, which are as sassy and spicy as Bedelia herself. Kenneth, Sylvia’s youngest son, has loved to fish ever since he was a child, spending his summers by the fishing hole in Hemingway. Now Kenneth’s son, DeSean, enjoys fishing, too. Kenneth’s Honey Lemon Tilefish, DeSean’s favorite, is just one of Kenneth’s special recipes presented here.

And there are many, many other wonderful dishes, too. In this remarkable cookbook, Sylvia has gathered more than 125 soul food classics, including mouthwatering recipes for okra, collard greens, Southern-style pound cakes, hearty meat and seafood stews and casseroles, salads, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and more. These recipes are straight from the heart of the Woods community of family and friends. Now Sylvia gives them to you to share with your loved ones. Bring them into your home and experience a little bit of Hemingway’s soul.

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Southern Cooking: 40 Soul Food Recipes from the Deep South

There is a misconception that Southern Cooking consists solely of Creole and Cajun cuisine. However, both of these culinary styles have their roots planted firmly in Louisiana soil. Whereas Southern Cooking encompasses cuisine from all of the Southern states and is as varied and different as the regions that make up the South. Creole and Cajun dishes have a strong culinary connection to France, a nodding acquaintance to Africa, Spain, and Native America, and to a lesser degree the West Indies, Ireland, Germany, and Italy. Southern cooks, on the other hand, have always creatively dipped into the mixing pot of Native American, European, and African cuisine, learning from cultures that once fused together to make the South what it is today. In fact, African traditions have had a significant influence on the flavors and cooking methods of what we lovingly refer to as Soul Food. As cliché as it may sound, heart and soul have been put into many of these dishes. There is a deep-rooted history behind every recipe. A feeling that each one was prepared with love and effort in the hope that every mouthful will be savored and enjoyed by those who eat it. Although some dishes are enjoyed throughout the South, they’ll vary depending on which state you are living. Take, for instance, ribs. In Texas, they make them spicy and saucy, while in Tennessee there’s more rub and the sauce is on the side. Go to the Carolinas though, and the sauce has more of a mustard flavor. America is defined by the influence of those who helped to make her great, be they African, Native American, or European, and Southern Cooking is at the very center of that beating heart.

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Healthy Living with the Ultimate South Africa Food Cookbook: Consisting of 35 Delicious South African Cooking Ideas

The rising need to eat healthy and live heathy by acquiring and maintaining a heathy body weight has come as a challenge for many people across the world. This is attributed to the limited access to healthy recipes. The most affected are vegetarians and dieters as it is a difficult task to maintain a healthy diet while still enjoying their meals.

This cookbook gives you an opportunity to experience the unimaginable. Think about 35 vegetable, fruit and meat recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Our recipes are like no other as we not only focus on the taste but also the health benefits. In addition, most of these tested recipes have been recommended by renowned nutritionists and physical fitness experts. It is a recipe worth considering and it will prove to be your trusted friend and companion in your kitchen every single day! Let us not promise more, the decision is yours to make.

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Polynesian Cuisine: A Cookbook of South Sea Island Food Recipes

Polynesian Cuisine covers more than 1,000 islands including Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. Imagine the recipes that have developed out of the foods from these many paradise islands. Picture in your mind a warm, orange colored sunset and fine grains of soft sand between your toes, while sipping a cocktail and eating exotic foods. Imagine a fat juicy pig slowly cooking over a ground pit, and your mouth begins to water. Now think about hula dancers entertaining you while you eat. The cuisine of Polynesia is as irresistible as the landscape and the people. With this book, you can experience the flavors of the islands in your kitchen with ingredients you can find locally, the classic dishes of the region are yours to enjoy whenever you want. Take a tropical vacation in your own kitchen with a few of these recipes: Luau Ribs Kona Salad Grilled Beef Satay Mini Meat Balls, Po Po Seafood Stuffed Shitake Mushroom from Hawaii Chicken Pupus Hawaiian Salmon Poke Polynesian Meatballs Polynesian Mahi Mahi Polynesian Chicken Sala Grilled Pineapple, Coconut and Sweet Chili Shrimp Loco Moco, Burger with Egg, Rice and Gravy Teriyaki Beef or Chicken Grilled Chicken Huli Huli Chicken with Thread Noodles Hawaiian Fish Tacos Polynesian Pork Chops in a Slow Cooker Polynesian Chicken Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker Hawaiian Spare Ribs Shoyu Chicken Hawaiian Slaw Dumplings with Sweet Coconut Sauce Sweet Onions with Scalloped Potatoes Grilled Tahitian Fruit Foster Banana Muffins Tahitian Fruit Pudding Banana Guava Pie Guava Cake Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce Hawaiian Coconut Pudding Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake Upside Down Pineapple Cupcakes Hawaiian Pineapple Coconut Fluff Scroll up and grab your copy of Polynesian Cuisine today!

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