For over 50 years, Southern Living has been the authority on Southern food and cooking. inviting readers to share their beloved, often closely guarded recipes as a way to reflect the rich history and diversity of this unique region that is a bastion of great food. These recipes are like food memories passed down through generations of cooks that tell the story of the South. The trove of reader submissions included in the magazine over the past five decades have run the gamut from company-worthy pot roasts to rose geranium pound cake. Now, in Recipe Revival, we revisit many of those time-tested recipes and offer you so much more: Over 200 recipes encompassing breakfast and brunch, cocktails, dinner, desserts and more, both old and new. The notion of "recipe revival" is more than just turning up the flavor of an iconic dish by substituting a novel ingredient. A new generation of Southern cooks has become far more inventive with the way Southern ingredients are used today. With a wink to tradition, the rich coastal flavors of traditional Maryland crab cakes reappear as inspired crab-filled hush puppies. The cool sweet-and-sour brightness of vintage tomato aspic translates into a colorful high-summer pairing of heirloom tomatoes with field pea-nectarine salsa. Classic lemon bars achieve new and elegant heights as a delicious cheesecake with rustic shortbread crust. Recipe Revival is not only a nod to the past 50 years of sharing good food with friends and family, but also a beautiful cookbook that promises years and years of good food to come.
by The Editors of Southern Living
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