The Best Southern Cookbooks of 2021 – southernliving.com

The Best Southern Cookbooks of 2021 – southernliving.com

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Savannah, Georgia’s Back in the Day Bakery is known throughout the country for its stellar baked goods, as well as for its beloved co-founder, Cheryl Day. Unlike her previous two books, which feature recipes from the bakery, this book takes a wider, grander view of Southern baking, and pays tribute to African-American cooks like her great-great-grandmother, Hannah Queen Grubbs, who was an enslaved pastry cook famous for her biscuits and cakes. Whether she is sharing a family story, or adding historical context to a recipe, the book is full of interesting tidbits and inspiring desserts. All the familiar favorites are there—biscuits, caramel cake, lemon bars, hand pies. A chapter called “Grits and Grains” reimagines classic desserts with new ingredients, like rye flour (Rye Brownies with Cacao Nibs) and Carolina Gold rice (Toasted Rice Panna Cotta)

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