Southern Routes: Secret Recipes from the Best Down-Home Joints in the South by Ben Vaughn

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Read Southern Routes: Secret Recipes from the Best Down-Home Joints in the South Online Free - In most of Ben’s experiences the humble Southern chefs share their long protected family recipes, but it’s not an adventure if everyone cooperates. Some of these institutions guard their recipes like members of the family. To the untrained eater, the secret ingredients it takes to create such an iconic dish would remain a bewitching mystery without the original formula. However, Ben’s journey and mission is to deliver the most amazing 100 Southern recipes. With his charm and ability in the kitchen, Ben acquired each recipe–one way or another. If he was unable to get the recipe directly from the source, Ben replicated it himself, only having tasted the dish. After deciphering the exact mix of ingredients, Ben’s recipe was put to the test when the recipe gatekeeper gave him the thumbs up.

From iconic Southern kitchens all throughout the Delta—such as Mat & Naddies and Carlos and Rocky’s in New Orleans; Our Way Café in Decatur, Georgia; McMel’s, City Café, Dipsy Doodle, and Wendell Smith’s Restaurant in Tennessee; and Martha’s Menu in Mississippi—experience the real recipes, real people, and real stories as Ben journeys through the South exploring Southern Routes.

Title : Southern Routes: Secret Recipes from the Best Down-Home Joints in the South
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ISBN : 0718011627
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Yaaresse rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 07, 2017

I should have known better. I did know better. I tried it anyway. The FoodTV-ish smarmy attempt to fake a "all y'all" tone was bad enough, but the selection of recipes was mostly ridiculous. Cole slaw? Pancakes? Sweet tea, for god's sake? What, no recipe for toast or ice cubes? I've worked in eno...

Jocelin rated it ★★★★☆

September 07, 2015

This author explored restaurants in 10 states in the south, Georgia was one of them. There were a few restaurants he mentioned and I've had the chance to eat at some of them. He made some good choices. Great cookbook!

Sabrina rated it ★★★★★

May 24, 2017

Southern secret recipes Excellent read. I enjoyed all the stories and though all the recipes aren't the heavily guarded secret ones, they are quite delicious.

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