The Complete Southern Cookbook
Dear Fellow Food Lovers,
For the past year, I have been spending every single moment of spare time writing a cookbook. It has been a dream of mine for years and it has finally come true. The Complete Southern Cookbook will be available in September 2010 and in bookstores in October 2010 (through Running Press out of Philadelphia). What a glorious day it will be for me when I can hold the book in my hand and see the fruition of my work. I believe it will be practically heavenly.
I have loved the process of completing this book. I loved the recipe testing, the digging through my Mother and Grandmother’s recipes for “oldies and definitely goodies,” testing new ones and writing , which is something I never really knew I liked to do until 1989 when I began writing my Marketbasket column in The Tennessean. Who knew?!
So, I wanted you all to be the first to know about this monumental moment in my life. You are my culinary friends and it only seemed right to let you all know before the masses. Thank you for your loyalty in reading my weekly articles, which I appreciate more than I can possibly say. I have written nearly 1100 Marketbasket columns over the years … you would think that I would have run out of things to say by now! HA! So onward we march to return people to the kitchen and to enjoy really good Southern food!
Blessings to you all in the kitchen and in life,