Quick-Fix Southern Cookbook

Food and Travel,Regional Food
June 25, 2012

Quick Southern food is made easy in Rebecca Lang's new book.

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With 155 recipes, Quick-Fix Southern by Rebecca Lang shows that "Southern" and "easy-to-make" are not mutually exclusive terms. Rebecca's recipes are inviting, simple to make and user-friendly. From Appalachian Trail Mix to Spinach and Vidalia Souffle to Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan Grits, her recipes bring a taste of the South to cooks, no matter where they are, and each takes 30 minutes or less of active prep time.

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Rebecca's grandmothers, whom she called "Tom" and "Sa," were traditional Southern cooks, who "could run a kitchen like nobody's business," she says. "With cooks like that only a few blocks away, I was destined to have a passion for home and the food that makes it mine."

As an added help to cooks trying to find Southern ingredients, Rebecca includes a list of sources and contact information for everything from country ham and bacon to pepper jelly.

Rebeca is a contributing editor for Southern Living and has taught cooking classes all across the country. She is the author of Southern Entertaining for a New Generation and Mary Mac's Tea Room: Stories & Recipes from Atlanta's Classic Southern Kitchen.

Quick Fix Southern (Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2011).

 

 

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Appalachian Trail Mix

The Appalachian Trail is a footpath that leads all the way from Georgia to Maine. For hiking or a simple stroll through the neighborhood, a snack of trail mix is an easy way to boost energy and get a quick protein punch.

Spinach and Vidalia Soufflé

Ricotta and goat cheese, baby spinach and sweet Vidalia onions cook up to an delightfully airy puff in this easy soufflé.

Roasted Tomatoes and Parmesan Grits

I adore roasted tomatoes and I practically live for creamy grits, so one fateful day, I combined my two loves. If I do say so myself, it was a stroke of genius. The two complement each other in total harmonies of texture, flavor, and color.

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