Synopses & Reviews
Sharing a delicious meal is everyone's favorite way of bringing together friends and loved ones. In her new cookbook, Paula Deen and Friends: Living It Up, Southern Style,
Paula Deen -- author, restaurateur, and Food Network star -- turns to her friends to share their stories, ideas for entertaining Southern style, and, most important, more than 150 of the prized recipes they serve to their family and friends.
With the trademark Southern charm that has made her beloved by fans everywhere, Paula's new book features delicious, down-home entertaining menus, with recipes that are guaranteed to be instant crowd-pleasers. Whether you're planning an intimate family dinner, hosting an elegant cocktail party, or feeding a hungry crowd for lunch, these mouthwatering meals are the perfect way to share any occasion with good friends -- and have fun doing it! From a tailgate picnic to a bridge supper, a christening to a camping trip, and a family dinner to an ice cream social, there are recipes to delight any gathering.
Throw a down-home Birthday Bash with Beer-in-the-Rear Chicken, Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Corn on the Cob, and Buttermilk Pound Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream. Or host a casual Cookie Swap with friends and watch those Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes and Rolled Oatmeal Cookies disappear! An outdoor lunch wouldn't be complete without real Southern Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Corn Bread. And comfort foods like Quick Crab Stew, Shrimp and Wild Rice Casserole, and Black Bottom Pie are soul-satisfying dishes that warm the heart and soothe the spirit. There are also recipes for refreshing cocktails and beverages, from the Southern traditional favorites, like Plantation Iced Tea and Mint Juleps, to Lemonade and Hot Cranberry Cider.
Entertaining Southern style is about much more than the food; it's about spending time with the people you care about. Paula and her friends are the experts when it comes to creating delightful meals that are easy to prepare, so you, too, can relax and enjoy the fun with your guests. Each chapter is filled with helpful tips and time-saving techniques, as well as the memorable cooking stories that inspired Paula and her friends to create these recipes. You'll be inspired to share memorable meals and occasions with family and friends, as Paula Deen and Friends invites you to live it up, Southern style.
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The love of good Southern cooking knows no boundaries. With the emphasis on cooking for a crowd, the dishes strike the perfect balance between simple preparation and maximum flavor.
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About the Author
Paula Deen is the bestselling author of thirteen books and an Emmy Awardand#8211;winning Food Network television star. She was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She later moved to Savannah, where she started The Bag Lady catering company. The business took off and evolved into The Lady andamp; Sons restaurant, which is located in Savannahand#8217;s historic district and specializes in Southern cooking. She also co-owns Uncle Bubbaand#8217;s Oyster House with her brother. Paula publishes a bimonthly magazine, andlt;iandgt;Cooking with Paula Deen, andlt;/iandgt;and is a regular guest on QVC, where she sells her books and food products.andlt;bandgt;Martha Nesbitandlt;/bandgt; is a cookbook writer and food columnist for andlt;iandgt;Savannah Magazineandlt;/iandgt;. She has been featured on HGTV's "Thanksgiving Across America" special and on Food Network's andlt;iandgt;Food Nation with Bobby Flayandlt;/iandgt;. She lives on the beautiful Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia, with her husband, Gary, her sons Zack and Emory, and her dachshund, Lucy.