With a backdrop of easy-to-follow, delicious Southern recipes, Home Cooking Basics presents the principles of traditional cooking in a visually stunning, photographic step-by-step fashion that’s like having a cooking teacher at your side. This cookbook is focused on the key cooking basics--the only ones you really need to know to enjoy a lifetime of great cooking and eating--but with an eye toward those special features that make a recipe or technique “uniquely Southern.”
Through visually stunning photography and step-by-step methods, Southern Living walks you through the basic principles in the accompanying array of over 200 easy-to follow, delicious Southern recipes that seem more inspired than entry level. From boiling and steaming to braising and roasting and every basic cooking method in between, this book takes you through the how and why of each cooking method.
Readers gain a keen understanding of what technique to apply to a specific ingredient and how to execute it with precision. Plus, with over 200 recipes, cooks can instantly test their skills on dishes like Lemon Coconut Cake, German Chocolate Pie, Honey Yeast Rolls, Brunswick Stew, Braised Greens with Smoked Turkey, Mama’s Fried Chicken, No-Cook Ice Cream, a Grilled Greek Snapper. Home Cooking Basics is cooking demystified.