|Southern Living Off the Eaten Path: Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes that Made Them Famous|
"If you truly want to learn a place, eat the food of its people."
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Being a fan of all things diner and off the path eateries, I was thrilled to be asked if I would give the brand new Southern Living Off the Eaten Path (Favorite Southern Dives and 150 Recipes That Made Them Famous) book a review. There are indeed recipes in Southern Living Off the Eaten Path, 150 of them in fact, but, this book is much more than that.
Written by humorist, noted food critic and former travel editor for Southern Living, with a foreword by Southern novelist Fannie Flagg, Morgan Murphy takes us on a literal adventure, state by state, from the Deep South to the Old South to the Border States, you'll get a bite of some of Murphy's favorite eateries along the way.
For each state we visit, Murphy offers a "Best Drive" feature - a little snippet showcasing an area that gives us some of the character of that state, and even gives us an idea of the length of travel. In Mississippi that's 444 miles of the gorgeous Natchez Trace.
|Houston, Texas - Goode Co. Seafood - Campechana De Mariscos (Mexican Seafood Cocktail)|
If there's a gawk-worthy, kitschy roadside attraction in the area, like the UFO House in Pensacola, Florida, or the legendary Crossroads Memorial at the corners of Highways 49 and 161 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, it's featured.
|Atlanta Georgia - Antica Posta - Farfalle All'Aragosta (Bow-tie pasta with white wine & lobster)|
And of course, there are the recipes! Bacon Infused Cocktails from Benton's in Madisonville, Tennessee, BLT Hash Browns from Lynn's Paradise Cafe in Louisville, Crab and Shrimp Cakes from Whitey's Fish Camp in Orange Park, Florida, Country Smothered Pork Chops from The Dinner Bell in McComb, Mississippi.
|Louisville Kentucky - Lynn's Paradise Cafe - Pecan Chicken in Woodford Reserve Maple Cream Sauce|
|Henderson, Louisiana - Pat's Fisherman's Wharf - Snapper Patrick|
Morgan Murphy has written for Forbes, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar. His diverse background includes an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford and a love of vintage American cars, a passion that led to the launch of the world's first online social network for classic car enthusiasts, Motorpool.com. Murphy resides in Mountain Brook, Alabama.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received these books free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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