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  1. 5 out of 5

    Judy Lesley

    I received a copy of this cookbook through the Amazon Vine Voices program. I've got a kitchen full of Southern Living cookbooks but this one just might have to take Pride of Place! Yes, for me this one is THAT good. Every region of the country has their particular styles of cooking. Naturally the same can be said about the South, but I just can't even tell you how many cookbooks purporting to be about Southern cooking don't even begin to come close. This book began to show its Southern roots from I received a copy of this cookbook through the Amazon Vine Voices program. I've got a kitchen full of Southern Living cookbooks but this one just might have to take Pride of Place! Yes, for me this one is THAT good. Every region of the country has their particular styles of cooking. Naturally the same can be said about the South, but I just can't even tell you how many cookbooks purporting to be about Southern cooking don't even begin to come close. This book began to show its Southern roots from the first page and continues on to the last recipe. So, so many good things about this one that it's hard to know where to begin. The only small niggle of "gosh I wish" is that the artistic design team continues to make the pages darker than in the past. I liked those bright, clear colors for the recipe presentations and I wish they would rethink how they are doing this. Also, the print size is tiny..... This book is like opening my recipe scrapbook. I have probably hundreds of pages torn out of Southern Living magazines which are in clear plastic sheet protectors. A lot of my favorites are now in this cookbook; shrimp and grits, Texas caviar (made it last week), beef brisket two ways (made it last month), lowcountry boil (helped with one several months ago), lemonade chicken, and King Ranch chicken (made it several weeks ago). Those are just some of the cook-them-all-the-time recipes included in this book. Throughout the book there are menus for various functions called The Way We Dine. They are for 1970s Ladies Luncheon, 1980s Cocktail Party, 1990s Dinner Party, 2000s Potluck, and Today's Dessert Party. I went to a potluck just last week and took a recipe from 2000s Potluck.....and that was before I even got the cookbook! Each recipe is shown in full color, most with one page per recipe picture and one page for instructions except for something like various toppings for Fried Green Tomatoes. Each recipe also includes an introductory paragraph telling some of the history of the recipe - these are _must_ reads for me because this is where you truly delve into the why and how of the recipes. There are sidebar segments called Fresh Take and Flashback which are pretty self-explanatory, but fascinating reading anyway. Fresh Take will usually have an updated version of a recipe included. I love the section called Sideboard because this is where you will find all the vegetable casseroles Southern cooks make and take. Honestly, everybody I know who still cooks has at least two insulated casserole carriers. We make-and-take often and for a lot of different reasons. But this isn't just a cookbook of old recipes.....oh, no. There are so many new ideas and variations on traditional favorites that they will provide years of new things to try. I haven't even had the cookbook a full week yet and I've already tried Sorghum Vinagrette, Cornbread Madeleines, candied carrot curls and banana pudding shooters. My husband is a real nut over banana pudding. He says I can make the shooters again just any time I want to! The tiny plastic "tasting" cups are available in many places and you would be surprised how many desserts can be made spectacular looking by layering them into this shot glass size container. I learned this trick a few years ago from a friend who is a caterer. She learned the trick from..........a Southern Living magazine recipe!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea

    I must own this book!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carol Mickelson-shapiro

    recipe revival is a beautifully illustrated cook book with a wide variety of enticing recipes.simple directions make the recipes easy to follow and the variety of recipes makes choosing what to make for dinner difficult...i want to try them all. i also liked that the selection was unique and broken down into sections,enabling the home chef to plan a complete meal. thank you for a wonderful cookbook.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jay Lickus

    Excellent resource for classic Southern recipes. Easy to follow, easy to make and loads of fun for the entire family. This is a "kitchen keeper." Excellent resource for classic Southern recipes. Easy to follow, easy to make and loads of fun for the entire family. This is a "kitchen keeper."

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