In the South, a conversation among home cooks can be just about as illuminating as any culinary education. Luckily for Stacey Little, home cooks run in the family.
Whether it’s fried chicken or pimento cheese, fruit salad or meatloaf, everybody’s family does it a little differently. The Southern Bite is a celebration of those traditions and recipes every Southern family is proud to own. It’s the Pecan Chicken Salad that’s mandatory for every family reunion and the hearty Goulash, so comforting after a long day. It’s the Glazed Ham that makes its way to the Easter table every year.
If you’re lucky enough to hail from the South, you’ll no doubt find some familiar favorites from your own family recipe archives, along with a whole slew of surprises from Southern families a lot like yours! There’s Turnip Green Dip for your next party, Chicken Corn Chowder for those chilly fall nights, and Cornbread Salad for when you really need to make an impression.
No matter what’s cooking, Little’s goal is the same: to revel in the culinary tradition all Southerners share. These are the recipes that bring us together and the meals our families will cherish for generations to come.
What others are saying…
“The recipes in this book are the best kind of food: simple, straightforward, and delicious. These are recipes from four generations of Stacey’s family, and I can tell you from personal experience, each generation I’ve had the honor of meeting has been as good as gold. It tastes just like home here.” — Christy Jordan (Southern Plate)
“It’s about family. It’s about history. It’s about love. It’s about the food that brings us together. Stacey shares generational recipes as well as some of his newer favorites. All inspired by the southern food he grew up with.” — Brandie Skibinski (The Country Cook)
“Stacey is a simple man with a big heart and a love for food, family and heritage. And in the south that’s a big deal! All of his recipes call for simple ingredients and pantry staples which is the definition of southern and country cooking. If you have a love for southern food like I do you’ll immediately appreciate so many of these great recipes.” — Tina Butler (Mommy’s Kitchen)
“The cookbook represents Stacey’s personality quite well. It’s displays his love of family, our Southern culture and sho’ ’nuff good food.” — Jackie Garvin (Syrup and Biscuits)
“The stories Stacey shares of his life, his family, and food traditions made me love him even more. This boy is Southern through and through and he has a heart of gold. And his recipes…. Oh my word! Ah-ma-zing!” — LeAnn Rice (LeAnn Cooks)
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