Thursday, May 28, 2015

A Southern Gentleman's Kitchen Says:

Okay, take a man that looks damn good in a ball cap - channeling Luke Bryan (seriously, check the picture on page 13, then check the photo of them together on page 134), add some lively and loving stories of his family and history of food love, throw in some absolutely scrumptious recipes and stupendously straight forward and sensible hints and tips........and you have yourself a recipe book that looks great, is worthy of the main bookshelf and can actually be useful. 

This book has some great sections, such as tools and daily ingrediants that you should always have in your kitchen.  Then each recipe shares the ever so helpful knowledge of how much time you will spend elbow deep in grease and flour and how much will involve you keeping an eye on the oven.  

After a bit we come to Sitty's fried chicken.  (Page 101) I have never successfully made fried chicken in my life.  This recipe is in-depth (no "cooking till it's time to turn") and simple.  I might actually have a shot with this one. 

Slow Roasted Pork with Peach Salsa
I drooled as I turned the pages and saw the Slow Roasted Beef and Carrots in Pan Gravy  (Page 176); Blackberry Bourbon Sauce over a Cast Iron Tenderloin on page 144, Pulled Pork BBQ Nachos on page 48; and absolutely divine sandwich shown to the side of Slow Roasted Shoulder Pork with Peach Salsa (page 140).

This is yet another Southern Living/Oxmoor House masterpiece that I will proudly show off in my Fancy Room Southern Cookbook collection. 


Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Oxmoor House (April 28, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0848743679
ISBN-13: 978-0848743673