Debbie Moose's Southern Holidays
is a cook's celebration of
the richly diverse holiday traditions of today's South. Covering
big traditional holidays such as Christmas and Mardi Gras, this
must-have addition to the Savor the South® cookbook collection
also branches out into regional and cultural holidays that honor
newer southern traditions, including recipes from real cooks
hailing from a range of ethnic traditions and histories. The cooks'
stories accompanying the recipes show how holiday foods not only
hold cherished personal family memories but also often have roots
in a common past that ties families together in a shared southern
The cookbook's inclusive culinary vision is organized by the four
seasons to mark the progress of the year. Featuring seventeen
holidays and fifty recipes, it includes such classics as Coconut
King Cake for Mardi Gras and Smoky Red Rice for Juneteenth, as well
as southern twists on time-honored delicacies, from Cajun-Style
Rice Dressing for Thanksgiving to Sweet Potato Latkes for Hanukkah.
also highlights how international holiday
dishes have been adopted in the region over time, from Moravian
Sugar Cake for Christmas to Vietnamese Spring Rolls for the coastal
South's Blessing of the Fleet.