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A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  88 ratings  ·  11 reviews
In the highly anticipated follow-up to herbestsellingScreen Doors & Sweet Tea,Martha Hall Foose shares recipes and storiesthat are even closer to her home and heart.

A Southerly Course delves deep into Mississippi Delta flavors and foodways, where Martha finds inspiration in local ingredients—from figs and sweet potatoes to crawfish and venison. In her signature style,
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Clarkson Potter (first published January 1st 2011)
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more great recipes. I love cook books that have stories that go with the recipes.
Deb Zdenek
I much preferred her first book, Screen Doors & Sweet Tea. This one just didn't click with me.
Nice Cookbook. Lots of different dishes.

One of the problems I noticed is a number of ingredients are only available in the Southern US, and being in Northern Canada, well... No fresh Catfish up here.

Pickled Quail Eggs and Sausage?

But I'm still not going to try Frog Legs! No way - no how. And let's just say this is not one dish I'm apt to leap at.

Purple Sweet Potatoes! Sounds yummy. Too bad I can't get them or import the seed (due to Canada Customs rulings). Grrr...

Otherwise, an interest read.
Beautiful book full of traditional southern recipes and others with new and unusual ingredients. This book is worth reading simply for the story about Eudora Welty at its center and a recipe devised for her pleasure if she was still with us.

I'll be converting several of them to gluten and dairy free for my own good fun, and the blackberry cake will be my first birthday offering.

The photographs will take your breath away.
There were very few recipes in this book I would actually want to fix. Most were just ok or featured ingredients that I just can't get- like salsify or purple sweet potatoes. I am disappointed that the recipes in this book aren't more accessible, like the Southern hospitality this book is supposed to represent.
Scottsdale Public Library
A fantastic follow up to Ms. Foose's first book, this is a fun, fresh and delicious read. The stories are as entertaining as the recipes that they accompany, and the food is delicious and heart-warming. I highly recommend this book, especially for southern food enthusiasts.

-- Meagan
I love to read cookbooks and this one was especially enjoyable. The stories and memories Foose tells with each recipe were delightful. The photography exquisite. Not truly a Southern cookbook but recipes that are part of a Southern lady's life.
A few great recipes in here, but also a ton that I would never make - so the book was slightly disappointing as a whole, but I am really excited about the handful of recipes I did get.
There were a few recipes I want to try, but I didn't like this as much as the first book by this author. Still worth checking out though.
Fantastic pictures and nice round collection of recipes. I plan to try out the Black and White Bean Salad soon.
Pretty with nice stories, but many recipes I would use.
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