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The South is known for its rich culinary heritage, and there is a growing interest in how to cook traditional Southern food. This selection of Southern recipes includes all-time favorites such as pimiento cheese, fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and pound cake. Creating great Southern food incorporates many ways to cook, such as grilling outside for a picnic, utilizing fresh seasonal produce from the garden for an easy summer meal, or creating hearty breakfasts or indulgent sweet desserts for special occasions. Southern food is synonymous with comfort food; just the delicious aroma from a bowl of chicken and dumplings can evoke fond memories of Grandma’s kitchen. It is no wonder that great Southern recipes, passed down from one generation to the next, are cherished and protected. Find a new favorite Southern food, or renew an acquaintance with an old favorite, in this collection of classic Southern recipes.