Good Eats

By David A. Fryxell Premium

Can you understand the history of a region from its food? From barbecue to Cajun, “meat ‘n’ three” to catfish and cornbread, the South tempts you to try. These books will help you get cooking on your Southern culinary heritage:

A Gracious Plenty: Recipes and Recollections from the American South by John T. Edge (Putnam)

Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History by John Egerton (University of North Carolina Press)

The Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover’s Companion to the South by John T. Edge (Hill Street Press)

From the August 2001 issue of Family Tree Magazine