- Publisher: Harpercollins (September 30, 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-0061991011
- ASIN: B00676RB9O
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (404 customer reviews)
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Southern Plate Hardcover – September 30, 2011
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Christy has a way of explaining things that make it SO easy to follow her recipes. I am a pretty good cook, and I enjoy trying new recipes with varying levels of difficulty. Some cookbooks just don't guide you through some of the more challenging steps or the directions are unclear, and I waste time standing there trying to interpret what they mean. But reading and preparing Christy's recipes is like having a good friend standing by you, guiding you through and cheering you on as you go.
I will also be getting a copy for my daughter, as she's just "out of the nest" and learning to cook on her own. Since I can't be there myself to help her cook, I'm going to send Christy's book as my "proxy", and that's the next best thing to being there!
Thank you, Christy, for helping me feed my family good food that they like easily, quickly, inexpensively, and with love!
To dedicate two pages to a fried chicken recipe that has 2 ingredients: chicken and saltine crackers - is beyond me. Really? That is the best southern fried chicken recipe? And even if not claiming the "best" - this is book worthy? Anyone who has even the most basic understanding of cooking knows this trick and knows there can be better ones. You could get a better recipe off of a Ritz cracker box. Even still - granted I am not from the South (hence, I was looking for a southern cookbook) - but I don't believe this recipe epitomizes, or comes close, to Southern fried chicken. The next page is for a sauce to serve with the chicken, which is pretty much just equal parts ketchup and mayo. Is this really what Southern comfort food cooking is all about? Sheesh -like I said, an elementary class would benefit.
What this book also reminds me of is the Sandra Lee / semi-homemade / not really cooking concept.Read more ›
I borrowed this book from the library based purely on the number of good reviews on Amazon. 230+ five star reviews can't be wrong, right? Well, I guess the people reviewing it were looking for something completely different in a cookbook than I was...
75 percent of recipes in here use processed, prepackaged products and mixes (e.g. cornbread mix, muffin mix, can of mushroom soup, etc..). There's a lot of shortening and margarine being used. What's wrong with butter? Is that what you call classic Southern comfort food?
If you are a novice cook and/or like to use a lot of shortcuts in your cooking, then this book might be for you. If you're like me, and like to cook mostly from scratch, then it isn't...
The book went back to library the very next day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good reading, brings back memories of my mama's cooking.Published 5 days ago by Vickie A. Rogers Schwarz
This is actually the second one I've purchased, it's a gift for my sister-in-law. Recipes that are part of my culinary heritage. Southern at its best!Published 7 days ago by Anna Davis
A very good read. Takes me back to my grandmother's kitchen. Even my husband was interested in looking through it and he does' cook at all!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love all of Christy Jordan's cookbooks! I use them and I also give them as gifts.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great cookbook. Have tried several recipes and enjoyed all of them. Easy to follow instructions and have ingredients that are easy to find. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ann R
Good, simple, down home recipes which you actually have the ingredients for1 Very pleased.Published 7 months ago by S. Johnson
This is a great cookbook. Wonderful downhome meals. I am so glad I bought this cookbook.Published 7 months ago by mindyk