Friday, May 1, 2015

Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: On the Road Again

Idgie Says:
I adore this series of books - they are not only fun and colorful, looking great as decorative items in your kitchen  - but they're chock full of information and good eats in Southern part of the US!  I frequently look these books over before a road trip to see if we might be driving near any of the mouth watering restaurants that Morgan shares with the readers. 

These are not just "where to eat" books.  They are filled with vibrant photos, recipes, places to stop and visit on the way to the area, bits of history and cute anecdotal stories about the area or the people that live there. 

The question remains - after all of his traveling from one wonderful restaurant to yet another scrumptious food is Morgan not as big as a house?   I would be!


Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: On the Road Again: More Unforgettable Foods and Characters from the South's Back Roads and Byways
Morgan Murphy
Oxmoor House Press
May 5th, 2015

Book Description:
Hidden Southern restaurants and their best recipes await in this, the third helping of Off the Eaten Path. Morgan Murphy takes his hungry readers back on the road with an unforgettable trip across the South, covering 15,000 miles, 60+ all-new restaurants, 150 recipes, in 18 states. From the best fried chicken in Kentucky to a dusty steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, Texas, On the Road Again is a road trip you can take from your own kitchen.
  • Morgan showcases all new restaurants in each state that are worth driving out of your way to try. These are finds you can't just do a web search to discover.
  • Reading the book is like being in the '56 Cadillac with Morgan as he introduces readers to each restaurant owner, their prized recipes, and local lore.
  • First two books in the series and Mr. Morgan Murphy himself
  • Morgan recommends his favorite shopping, hotels, artisan products, and even a sound track for each state.
This book was researched the old-fashioned way-by pounding the pavement. And after Morgan pried the recipes loose from his favorite restaurants, the Southern Living test kitchen tested and re-tested the recipes to make sure they'll be no-fail favorites at home.


Tour Dates:
4/25  AR Literary Festival Little Rock, AR

4/26  QVC, In the Kitchen with David11 AM, CST

4/27  Good Morning Arkansas9 AM CST

            The Main Cheese | Little Rock, AR

4/28  Superior Bathhouse | Hot Springs, AR

5/3     Southern Makers | Montgomery, AL

5/5    Books-A-Million | Birmingham, AL

5/6    MELT | Birmingham, AL

5/10  The Roosevelt Hotel |  New Orleans, LA

5/13  The Farm House | Ellerslie, GA

           Acre | Auburn, AL

5/16  Fox & Friends 

6/2    Sissy's Southern Kitchen | Dallas, TX

6/3    Cuppies & Joe | Oklahoma City, OK

           Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails | Norman, OK