"Shows us how this gifted chef ignited America's interest in Southern regional flavors."
Chapel Hill Magazine
"Reflects the range, diversity and creativity that brought Bill Neal to prominence as an influential chef, writer, and restaurateur who helped introduce Southern regional fare to a national audience."
Chapel Hill News
"Neal's ideas have percolated through the South, almost every ambitious chef keeps copies of his books on a kitchen shelf.
(R.W. Apple Jr., The New York Times
From the Inside Flap
Craig Claiborne once wrote about Bill Neal (1950-1991) calling him "a genius at the stove." Now, Bill's former wife and business partner has collected more than 150 recipes--mostly unpublished along with several classic recipes from his three acclaimed cookbooks. Moreton Neal's introduction and headnotes and Bill's cutting-edge blend of Southern cuisine with French technique and his quick recipes from home make this a memoir of a culinary legend as well as a cookbook.