Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking Cookbook

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking cookbook showcases more than 300 Southern recipes -- from Crab Bayou Teche to Jalapeno Corn Bread Stuffing, and Bourbon Pecan Cake. 

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Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 364 pages. 

Copyright: 1987 

Publisher: Wings Books 

Author: Craig Claiborne 

ISBN: 9780517077573

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Description: Craig Claiborne, nationally known food writer and author of the best-selling New York Times Cookbook and Craig Claiborne's Gourmet Diet, at last turns his attention to the great range of dishes from his native South. 

Born and raised in Mississippi, Claiborne has a long association with the Southern cooking tradition, which spans Cajun, Creole, and Tex-Mex cuisines, Carolina barbecue and such classics of the Southern repertoire as jambalaya, red-eye gravy, and Jeff Davis Pie. In his most personal book to date, Claiborne has organized more than three hundred of his favorite recipes -- from his own kitchen, from his mother's boardinghouse in Mississippi, from many of the South's best cooks. He introduces many of the dishes with comments and notes on their history, their evolution over the years, and his favorite versions; he also includes instructions on preparation and serving. Throughout the book, he remembers many of the Southern classics of his childhood, such as fried catfish and beaten biscuits and Smithfield ham. 

In his Introduction, Claiborne writes evocatively of his culinary legacy: "Nothing rekindles my spirits, gives comfort to my heart and mind, more than a visit to Mississippi... and to be regaled as I often have been, with a platter of fried chicken, field peas, collard greens, fresh corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes with French dressing...and to top it all off with a wedge of freshly baked pecan pie."nbsp;

This beautifully designed book brings together the best dishes of America's richest and most varied cuisine, including appetizers; meats, fish, and poultry; vegetables; side dishes; sauces; candies and desserts; and more. Here are Claiborne's cherished recipes for watermelon pickles, pork barbecue, pozole, aspics, tamale pie, Mississippi Christmas Cake, and Kentucky eggnog, and such contemporary creations as yellow bell pepper and serrano chili soup and halibut fillets with mango and basil sauce. Written by the man who guided America's food revolution, Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking is a classic no kitchen should be without. 

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Condition: Good condition. Cover has very thin crease. 

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