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I believe in good food. When I was a child, my hero was the Galloping Gourmet. After his shows, I would grab a can of corn and a can of peas and toss them in a pot with a stick of butter. Serving this proudly, I believed myself to be the Galloping Gourmet Jr. My mother took full advantage of my fantasy.
I remember when I was 6 years old, my sisters and I were complaining we were hungry, and my mom looked at me and said, ďCook it yourself!Ē So, I did. That night, we had southern fried pork chops, mashed potatoes, green peas, homemade biscuits, and milk gravy. Iíve been addicted to cooking ever since.
The thing that gets me is, cookiní ainít hard! If a 6-year old can throw down on a great southern meal for an entire family, anyone can do it!
Iíve lived in 48 states, and Iíve learned how to cook from every region of the world, but all my food ends up with a southern flair. Crepes (French cuisine) are fabulous stuffed with chunks of southern fried chicken, green peas, shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. And what is Beef Bourgonon? Itís steak and gravy, baby! And youíve gotta figure, too, that folks from all over the world have found their way to a home in the south.
Southern Cooking will share everything Iíve learned about cooking over the course of my lifetime. Donít be afraid to try anything! I promise, itís all delicious, easy to make, and just as easy on the budget. Iím a southern gal, after all.
And if you donít have a cast iron skillet, run out and get one now.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1, Appetizers, Salads & Snacks
- Chapter 2, Soups & Sandwiches
- Chapter 3, Chicken
- Chapter 4, Beef
- Chapter 5, Pork
- Chapter 6, Casseroles
- Chapter 7, Veggies & Sides
- Chapter 8, Breads
- Chapter 9, Desserts
- Chapter 10, Beverages
- Chapter 11, Miscellaneous
- Chapter 12, Home Canning & Food Preservation
Get that stove on and the oven heating. Youíre about to experience some great cooking from around the world with a southern flair. Now, right in one place, are some tasty recipes with a southern twang in T. Darlene Cheekís cookbook, Southern Cooking: Food from Around the World with a Southern Flair.
My mother came from the south, so I was raised on southern food. She was an excellent cook and though she is no longer with us, I find myself cooking with a southern bent just like she did. I opened Cheekís cookbook with relish, as I love reading about southern cooking almost as much as the cooking itself. The journey through the book was a good one.
Darlene introduces her book by talking a little about her childhood. When she was six and asked her mother what was for dinner, she was told to cook it herself. Darlene did...more
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