The Gasparilla Cookbook Originally published in 1961, this timeless cookbook has become a regional classic. The Gasparilla Cookbook is a winner of the Walter S. McIlhenny Hall of Fame Award given to community cookbooks with sales over 100,000 copies. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.