The Southerner’s CookbookRecipes, Wisdom, and Stories



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From Garden & Gun—the magazine that features the best of Southern cooking, dining, cocktails, and customs—comes an heirloom-quality guide to the traditions and innovations that define today’s Southern food culture, with more than 100 recipes and 4-color photography throughout.

From well-loved classics like biscuits and fried chicken to uniquely regional dishes such as sonker (Piedmont, North Carolina’s take on cobbler) or Minorcan chowder (Florida’s version of clam chowder), each recipe in The Southerner’s Cookbook tells a story about Southern food and its origins. With contributions from some of the South’s finest chefs, a glossary of cooking terms, and essays from many of the magazine’s most beloved writers, The Southerner’s Cookbook is much more than simply a collection of recipes: it is a true reflection of the South’s culinary past, present, and future

Garden & Gun is a national magazine that covers the best of the South, including its sporting culture, food, music, art, and literature, and its people and their ideas. The magazine has won numerous awards for journalism, design, and overall excellence, and its two previous books, The Southerner’s Handbook and Good Dog, were New York Times bestsellers.

“[Garden & Gun’s] first dedicated cookbook is a culinary cross-section of the modern south, drawing recipes everywhere from tiny fried-chicken joints to the meticulous tweezer food of the region’s highest-end restaurants.” Eater

“There are so, so many Southern cookbooks out there, but if you only have room for one, The Southerner’s Cookbook is a good call.” Epicurious

“Who better than the folks at Garden and Gun to gather this new generation of Southern food culture in one lovely volume? The Southerner’s Cookbook offers traditional recipes, essays, and a full glossary of terms that might fly right by those of us who grew up elsewhere.” Edible Upcountry