In the South, food is a part of celebration of events and is central to all our gatherings. Good cooks will want all these recipes in their repertoire to use for years of family gatherings, quiet suppers, carefree cook-outs, holiday dinners, for times of gaiety, anniversaries, neighborhood visits and formal occasions. Each recipe has survived many testings. Quotations from Southern literary figures throughout our book share insights into the significance of the preparation of food and its gracious serving within the customs of the South. For food is basic to survival, but its symbolism touches also upon survival of thought, soul and spirit.
Comments introducing the recipes are an intimate sharing of our experiences with food, variations you may wish to try, combinations, accompaniments, and menus you may enjoy. Come join our celebration of foods and flavors! We hope they will become Perennials for you also.