Southern cooking, the most interesting and complex regional cuisine
in America, remains a mystery to many professional cooks and
southerners. With a stellar collection of recipes, Neal reveals the
background and subtleties of southern foods. He uses imaginative
new ways with old standards to make the recipes more accessible,
but he never resorts to shortcuts or processed ingredients. He also
shows how the meeting of Native American, Western European, and
African cultures has created this cuisine.