SOUTH POLL: Survey the bookstore and you’ll notice that much of this season’s new cookbook crop hails from below the Mason-Dixon line. But not every book is singing the same Dixie tune: See how different cookbooks handle the Southern staple, okra.
THE SOUTHERN FOODIE: 100 PLACES TO EAT IN THE SOUTH BEFORE YOU DIE
by Chris Chamberlain ($25)
This Nashville native’s Okra, Corn and Tomatoes recipe is inspired by the beloved Ramsey’s Diner in Lexington, KY. Lest anyone question the recipe’s true Southern-ness, the no-fuss dish gets its flavor from bacon grease.
—Allyson Dickman, Assistant Lifestyle Editor
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