The good folks of SFA, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at The University of Mississippi, sought out contributions from their tribe of chefs, cooks, writers, historians, and thinkers for this hybrid stew of a community cookbook. As expected, there’s good writing in here. And delicious, if a bit involved by community cookbook standards, recipes. We especially love the chapter breakdowns, from “Gravy,” “Garden Goods,” and “Greens” to “Rice,” “Yardbird,” and “Pig.” For a taste, try Shout Hallelujah Potato Salad from Blair Hobbs in Oxford, Mississippi. It may be the best thing you’ll eat all summer.
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