Food For Thought
A cookbook for all the senses, Food For Thought is full of the flavor of the South. More than just a taste of what we eat -- it is a sapling of how we think, create, and live. As you read through its pages, listen to the Southern voices woven throughout. You'll remember your grandmother's soft reply when you asked if the cookies were cool yet.
You'll detect the Southern accent in such traditional favorites as "buttermilk fried chicken," and in newer fare such as "lamb chops stuffed with feta" or "curry-crusted oysters." You'll hear the exalted tenor of a new restaurant whose young chef creates a surprising new take on foods Southerners hold dear.
Yet, Food For Thought is a book not just to prop on the counter, but to cuddle up with on the couch. It stirs the imagination while filling the mind. Within you'll hear the voices of Birmingham's celebrated authors as they open each chapter with their own interpretation of "a taste of the South." Their words will give you a unique perspective on the simple joys of Southern culture.
A collection of more than 450 recipes, Food For Thought captures the best of what are sure to become new Southern classics: recipes rich in tradition, inspired by many ethnic influences and colorful history, yet expressing the changing taste of the Southern palate and lifestyle.