An NAACP Image Award Finalist
“One of the hallmarks of Southern cooking, and soul food in particular, is regional ingredients used to their fullest potential. Tillery's book deserves space on the shelf of any cook who's serious about American cooking.” --Publishers Weekly
Add some soul to your home cooking! In this sumptuous feast of a book, Carolyn Quick Tillery serves up hundreds of delectable recipes for down-home-style meals. From traditional Southern dishes that have made a welcome comeback to sophisticated dishes and drinks born of the New South, these recipes capture the tastes, aromas, and emotions of centuries of African-American history.
Southern Homecoming Traditions pays tribute to the foods that sustained students at early black colleges in the Atlanta area. These foods nourished their movement for equality. They tell a story of their struggle for survival, a story of memories and celebration at a communal table. So pull up a chair and dig in!
A Sampling of the Recipes
Main DishesVegetables & Side Dishes
Spicy Fried Chicken with Spicy Tomato Salad
Sunday Collard Greens with Rice and Ham
Blazing Jalapeno and Turkey Greens
Oxtail Stew with Saffron Rice
Southern-Style Barbecued Pork Sandwiches
Garden Mustard Greens and Fresh Red Tomatoes
Butter Beans and Okra
Three-Cheese Macaroni ’n’ Cheese
Breads And Desserts
Georgia Peach and Praline Pie
Peanut Butter Cake with Creamy Chocolate Amaretto Frosting
Sweet Potato Cake with Pineapple Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting
“A sterling collection of Southern staples with a twist.” --Publishers Weekly
Carolyn Quick Tillery has spent her life savoring Southern flavor in wonderful recipes handed down through family and friends. She is the author of The African-American Heritage Cookbook, A Taste of Freedom, and Celebrating Our Equality. A former Air Force officer and prosecuting attorney, she has been a speaker and seminar leader at numerous events in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently the director of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) Family Readiness Program at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, Colonel J. R. Tillery.