I love Southern cuisine. Currently, in my freezer, I have a bag of purple hull peas. I mean, yes. My Granny’s most famous recipes were her chicken and rice and corned beef hash.
A friend of mine once said that you aren’t truly a southern cook unless you have a jar of bacon grease in your fridge. I actually used to – but butter is super good, too.
Victuals is a book that not only tells the history of Southern cuisine, the food that hales from each region, and people who have made it famous, but also it shares delicious recipes that were developed and perfected in Southern kitchens.
If you love history and a readable cookbook, this one will be for you!
Now, on to that bacon grease!
Thanks to Blogging for Books for this book and all opinions are my own.