Behind every Southern dish there’s a well-kept secret— that is, until now! In this collection, you’ll have both the scrumptious recipes and the tried-and-true secrets that make these dishes treasured, time-honored fare. Cooks from across the South contributed to this book, sharing their favorite cooking tips for real down-home recipes. From easy appetizers to savory stews, enticing entrees to delectable desserts, this best-of-the-best array offers unparalleled access to the well-guarded secrets of the region’s best cooks.
Over 350 recipes, each accompanied by a “cook’s secret,” reveal such insights as how to create cream pies like you remember from childhood, without all the time-consuming fuss. Comfort foods such as Speedy Chicken Stew and Golden Macaroni and Cheese are guaranteed family favorites with the help of insider tips on how to make them quick and easy. You’ll also learn the tricks to baking flaky biscuits, roasting chicken with a crisp crust and juicy inside, and keeping the meringue on pies from shrinking. Perfection is guaranteed, since every recipe, every secret, and every tip has been kitchen tested for quality and reliability, so you know every dish will turn out right the first time you try it.