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The Taste of Country Cooking

Author: 
Edna Lewis
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This cookbook is as fun to read as it is to cook from, Edna's writing takes you back to her family's farm life in Virginia before cooking locally and seasonally was cool.

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Is Southern Food Unhealthy?

 Recently I've been researching Southern food in the 1800s for a dinner that I'm cooking for. Weirdly, this style of cooking is somewhat in revival in Chicago with restaurants like Big Jones and Carriage House serving fairly authentic period foods. I was at Big Jones recently and all their biscuits are made with pastured lard. That's pretty hard to find in the South these days.