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Win a Copy of Southern Living’s Little Jars, Big Flavors

You’ve planted, watered, pruned, picked, and peeled; now, it’s time to put up!  Southerners have been preserving the goodness of the garden for centuries and Little Jars, Big Flavors is our tribute to the tradition. From our favorite Bread-and-Butter pickles to modern riffs on old classics—we’re talkin’ Mimosa Marmalade—this pretty book is full of small-batch recipes that’ll impress experienced preservationists […]

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Set A Proper Southern Table

‘Fess up now: we know your momma raised you right, but did she tell you how to set a table – bread plates, dessert spoons and all? It’s something every good hostess should know, and we’re glad to see that the editors of Southern Living’s new Home Cooking Basics cookbook saw fit to include the information.  

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Hootie Hoo! Carla Hall Sends A Hug with Her New Book

We’ve admired her cooking on Top Chef, and on The Chew, but we love Nashville native Carla Hall for her delightful personality and killer bone structure as much as for her cornbread and collards. The model-turned-caterer-turned-television celebrity learned to cook from her grandmother, and shares her culinary secrets and tasty stories in her just-released book, Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You.

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Key Lime-Kissed Recipes And Memories From Norman Van Aken

You just know that they had a lot of fun back in the day. Well before Jimmy Buffet penned “Margaritaville” about Key West, James Beard-Award winning chef Norman Van Aken had already fallen head over heels for the island’s raffish charm.

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Cookbook First Look: From A Southern Oven

In her newly-published book, From a Southern Oven: The Savories, the Sweets, Chapel Hill native Jean Anderson pays homage to the many dishes–entrées, appetizers, sides, and desserts–that regional cooks bake rather than simmer on the stove. Terrific recipes, from Spiced Pork Chops Baked with Rice and Sour Cherries to Key Lime Cheesecake are accompanied by Jason Wyche’s mouthwatering photos.  

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Dreamiest Table In The South? (It’s Afield)

If there ever was a cookbook that made you want to pull on your Hunter boots and stroll through wet prairie grass–to forage for and feast on dinner–it’s Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish 

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5 Foods You Thought You Hated

Kevin Gillespie is one of the most colorful guys we know–both in tattoos and personality. The executive chef of Atlanta’s Woodfire Grill and season 6 Top Chef finalist bares a lot of culinary secrets–good and bad–in his new cookbook, Fire In My Belly, out next month. 

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The Lowcountry Love Affair Started Here

Charleston’s downton restaurant scene, with some 120 restaurants and 3 James Beard award-winning chefs, is as hot as a city sidewalk in summertime. You can find anything from a unique gourmet sandwich to a whole fried lobster here, but Lowcountry food is the star of the show.

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Get Your Game On: Our Tailgating Cookbook Hits Stands Today

Can’t wait for the football season to start? Neither can we. Like you, the staff at Southern Living is counting the days, hours, and minutes until the first kick off on August 30. Our die-hard tailgaters (led by Test Kitchen Director Rebecca Kracke Gordon) are planning menus, dusting off coolers, and pulling out the pom-poms.

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(Food) Safety First: Tips for Tailgating on the Go

Whether you’re a season ticket holder or whether you plan to host a houseful of fans in front of the television, with Southern Living The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook in hand, your tailgate party– regardless of location– is sure to be a winning success.

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