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Southern Living: 40 Years of Our Best Recipes

Over 250 Great-Tasting, Tried-and-True Southern Recipes

You may recognize popular recipes from family events, holidays, and potluck suppers from years gone by. But if you haven’t had the pleasure of sampling these classics, our editors believe you’ll find them unforgettable.

A Sentimental Journey
An introductory chapter called “Then and Now” escorts you through four decades of Southern Living culinary history. You may be amused at how our favorite ingredients, kitchen design, and cooking and equipment trends have evolved over the years with one constant—our desire for great-tasting Southern recipes.

From Our Kitchen
The Southern Living Test Kitchen staff demands great flavor and practical solutions to simplify your time in the kitchen. Their most coveted secrets and tips are scattered generously throughout the book so you, too, can cook with that same confidence.

Timeless Recipes for All Occasions
This one handy book contains a storehouse of the best recipes representative of over 450 issues of Southern Living. From classic comfort foods to trendy new creations, you’ll find just the recipes you’re looking for. Quick dinners, make-ahead meals, party starters, breakfasts and brunches, dinners on the grill, tasty morning treats, and Christmas classics will meet all your cooking needs.

Menus Galore
Choose from 30 menus for a variety of occasions. Whether it’s an unexpected dinner for company or a time-crunched supper for your family, you’re sure to find time-honored recipes so delicious you’ll want to re-create them soon for your family and friends.

Southern Significance
Intriguing tidbits about Southern cooking as it reflects the decades make this book as entertaining to ponder as it is to cook by.

Older recipes include reflections about the recipes’ publication on magazine pages as many as 40 years ago. They give us a glimpse of how food has changed over the years. Take mushrooms, for instance. In our early years, canned mushrooms were considered a luxury, but by the mid-1980s, fresh button mushrooms were the rage. Now exotic mushroom varieties fill produce bins across the South.

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 April 1, 2007
Dimensions 8-3/4" x 11-1/8"
Number of Pages 400
Number of Photos Over 100
Number of Recipes Over 250