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Best Kept Secrets of the South's Best Cooks

Family Secrets & Test Kitchen Tips Revealed Plus Over 350 Recipes

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.

With hundreds of cooking shortcuts and tips, plus step-by-step directions for everything from preparing Parker House Rolls to grilling Baby Back Ribs, you’ll be able to claim your place among the South’s best cooks.

About the Author
Name Editors of Southern Living Magazine
Bio For 40 years readers have trusted the experts at Southern Living magazine to inspire and guide their cooking for any and all occasions. Over 16 million readers turn to the magazine monthly for satisfying recipes, stories, and fresh ideas for kitchen, garden and home
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Publication Date February 2, 2010
Dimensions 6-3/4" x 9"
Number of Pages 416
Number of Recipes Over 350