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“Sara Foster’s book on Southern cooking is absolutely stunning. She takes old-fashioned recipes like buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken and updates them for modern cooks. I can’t wait to work my way through this gorgeous book!”—Ina Garten
 
“From squash-threaded hush puppies to brûléed rice pudding, Sarah Foster is a keen synthesizer of Southern genres and geographies. My copy of her latest is already dog-eared and (red-eye) gravy splattered.”—John T. Edge, series editor of Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing
 

“Sara Foster is the quintessential Southern cook. On every page of Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen there is ample evidence of the accuracy of its subtitle: ‘Soulful, Traditional, Seasonal.’ ” —Julia Reed, author of Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties

“Sara Foster skillfully breaks through the boundaries of classic Southern cooking. The recipes and photographs are full of Southern soul and charm. I want to stick a fork right into the pages and devour them.”—Donald Link, chef and author of Real Cajun
 
“Some of the recipes in this book are traditional, others have been adapted to modern times. All will tempt people who love to cook.”—Bill Smith, chef and author of Seasoned in the South
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Random House (April 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400068592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400068593
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.1 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sara has done it again, a wonderful book filled with great recipes that I have used...I think that is important, this is a book I can cook out of,easy to find ingredients,old familar things,meals you will eat daily....this lady knows food!
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An excerpt from my review on KateCookstheBooks.com:

Her approach is straightforward, her recipes simple, and her instructions clear. Her affection and respect for her subject is obvious and unwavering. Of the recipes I tried, the downright inedibles were few (one to be precise: the incendiary Memphis-Style Barbecued Spare Ribs). Some, unmemorable: Friday Night Steak Sandwiches, Mixed Bean Salad with Herb Vinaigrette, Creamy Potato Salad, Spicy Pepper Jelly-Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin, and the Farm-Stand Peach Ice Cream (grainy and a disappointing waste of in-season peaches).

To-be-made again (and some already have): Deviled Ham Salad, Spring Pea Toasts with Lemon Olive Oil and Fresh Pea Shoots, Pimento Cheese, Salt and Pepper Skillet Cornbread, Summer Corn Cakes with Chopped Tomato and Avocado Salsa, Kate's Sweet Potato Refrigerator Rolls, Crispy Chicken Cutlets with a Heap of Spring Salad, Fried Green Tomato BLT, Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork Butt, Anytime Hoppin' John, Summer Succotash, Fried Green Tomatoes with Buttermilk Green Goddess Dressing, Summer Squash Casserole, and Sour Cherry Preserves.
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I love cooking from Sara Foster's books. I purchased all her books and enjoy cooking from it for many years now. Her food is fresh and healthy. I just puchased her new book and I already cooked up a few dishes already. Her recipes is easy and very tasty. This is healthy southern food ( unlike Puala Deen). I love Paula Deen and puchased 2 of her books, but I only cooked from it once in a blue moon because of all the butter and other fats in her recipes. Love all your books Sara.
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AS with all of Sarah Fosters books this one rates right up there with the best. I have had the pleasure of eating and shopping in Foster's Market in Durham and enjoyed the food and especially the coconut macaroons.
I made the barbecue out of this book for a labor day picnic and brought the dish home empty.
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Sara's cookbook is probably the first good one I've bought in many years. I bought a second one for a friend, too. I read it, like a novel, after checking it out at the library. Such down to earth good sense, easy to follow instructions.I've made several meals to rave reviews. Thank you, Sara.So many tips on great little local eateries I hope to visit. She's done a great job promoting those businesses. The trip to FL this year is going to take longer with several side trips just to EAT.
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There hasn't been a recipe that I have tried from this book that wasn't wonderful. Particularly the Favorite Buttermilk Biscuits, Watercress Angel Biscuits, Salt and Pepper Skillet Cornbread, Pork Tenderloin and Buttermilk Biscuits with Roasted Tomato-Thyme Gravy, Brown Bag Chicken, Chicken and Dumplings, Crispy Pork Chops, Pat's Skillet-Seared Steak With Herb Butter, Pimiento Cheese Burgers, Pickled Jalapeno Meatloaf, Foster Family's Pot Roast With Herb-Roasted Vegetables, Carolina Gold Rice, Anytime Hoppin' John, Buttermilk Mashed Creamers, Baked Rosemary Sweet Potato Halves, Crispy Fried Vidalia Onion Rings, Braised Cabbage and Molasses-Bourbon Pecan Pie. I've stepped outside of my comfort zone in doing some deep frying and meat cooking and the instructions have been dead-on. I loved reading the introductions to the recipes and the write-ups of different restaurants around the South. The pictures are absolutely beautiful too. I can't recommend this book enough for anyone who likes to cook.
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Sara is thorough, engaging and this book is beautiful. Larger in scope than her past books, "Southern Kitchen" really has tremendous heart in every page. We love the food find must stops that she has included throughout it's given us the yearning to travel to each of them and spend some time.
The best thing about this book is that everything we've made from the book so far has been well tested and delicious.
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I saw this book at our public library and the pictures drew me to it. After spending an afternoon on my porch reading recipes, I was inspired to cook something and a Bar-B-Q sauce seemed the best thing for a chicken dinner that night. Devine! My family loved it and raved to the point that I went right to my computer to order the book for myself. When the book came, I remembered that I needed a hostess gift that weekend and I gave my book away. It was a hit with the hostess and we had fun looking at the photographs and deciding what to try first. Now I need a book for myself and will certainly order one and probably others to keep on hand for gifts needed in the future.
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