Love Language of the South: A Celebration of the Food, the Hospitality, and the Stories of My Southern Home (Hardcover)

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Love Language of the South: A Celebration of the Food, the Hospitality, and the Stories of My Southern Home (Hardcover)

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Experience love the southern way with television host, blogger, and cookbook veteran Stacy Lyn Harris as she shares her family's most treasured memories and recipes.

Stacy grew up watching her grandmother cook the same way other kids watched cartoons. The Love Language of the South is a memoir of southern culinary culture, regional traditions, and easy-to-follow recipes. 

More than eighty recipes and dozens of hospitality tips give entertaining tools for novice and experienced hosts alike. Featuring an index designed to help cooks with meal planning, and find content by course, this cookbook will make cooking fun and productive. Or you might go straight for the southern classics, like Hoppin John, Bacon Cheddar Biscuits, Pimiento Cheese, and Cornmeal Fried Okra. 

With southern food, it's much more than keeping hunger pangs at bay. Learn the importance of gathering around the table to share food and bring comfort to those you love with The Love Language of the South!
Southern lifestyle guru, television host, celebrity chef, best-selling author and speaker Stacy Lyn Harris wants her readers to pull up a chair, hear some funny and poignant stories, and incorporate her unfussy, delicious recipes into their special occasions and daily life.

"I don't go to my home and kitchen expecting perfection," Harris writes. "It's simply the place I go to return to what matters most: my family, my faith, and spending my days at home in the south. Time I spend cooking is time spent loving."

In addition to being a best-selling author of three books and host of The Sporting Chef on The Outdoor Channel, Harris is also the founder of the popular Stacy Lyn Harris blog. The Alabama native and mother of seven has grown a following with her simple approach to sourcing and preparing meals – often including wild game and ingredients from her garden.

Harris grew up with career-minded parents, so she has long known the importance of fast, accessible meals. Her grandmother always told her: "Food is more than just something to eat; relationships stick when built around a table of good quality fresh food." 

Harris got her law degree, got married and started practicing. Her new husband was passionate about hunting, and Harris was anxious to find ways to connect with him and his hobby. His passion became her passion, and she took aim at discovering the tastiest ways to prepare his harvest.

Her writing and television career evolved with her family and their homesteading journey. Harris’ experience on the land led to an arsenal of information about wild game, sustainability, cooking and gardening, which she shared in her first four cookbooks: Tracking the Outdoors In (2011), Wild Game: Food for Your Family (2012), Recipes & Tips for Sustainable Living (2013), Stacy Lyn’s Harvest Cookbook (2016) and her DVD Gourmet Venison: Tasty Field to Table Recipes (2013).

She scored the hosting position on The Sporting Chef TV show and was dubbed "a new breed of cook" for creating meals that are natural, sustainable and delicious.

Through multiple cookbooks and cooking shows celebrating southern charm, lifestyle and seasonal, fresh protein, Harris is showing the world that southern culture is more than bless your heart with a side of sweet tea.

It's also rich with recipes for a happy life.
 
Product Details ISBN: 9781546004264
ISBN-10: 1546004262
Publisher: Worthy Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English

“Love Language of the South beautifully, and deliciously, celebrates the table of what I believe is America’s truest cultural food genre. The American Southeast, with all its influences from our first peoples, the Caribbean, Africa, and western Europe, is American food. Stacy Lyn Harris’s stories, recipes, and love of the outdoors, from field to stream to gardens, makes this book a must
for every food lover.”

Andrew Zimmern, chef, author, teacher

“God, family, and country are the foundation of this nation’s values. A great place to build and strengthen that foundation is around the kitchen table sharing delicious meals with the people you love—Stacy Lyn shows you how.”

Craig Morgan, country music hitmaker, author, celebrated outdoorsman, and Army veteran

“Stacy Lyn Harris has shown us how to approach life, gardening, cooking, family, celebrations, and how to live by the rhythm of Mother Earth, respecting each season and its bounty, its opportunity, and the hope of a life well lived.”

Chris Hastings, owner and executive chef of Hot & Hot Fish Club and OvenBird and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef in the South

“From ‘Sunday Dinners’ to ‘Compassion in a Casserole’ love remains the theme and food is always front and center. Stacy Lyn’s recipes are dead-on and leave you inspired to gather friends and family and feed them well.”

Carla Hall, author of Carla Hall’s Soul Food, Cooking with Love, and Carla’s Comfort Foods, and television host as seen on Food Network and ABC’s The Chew

"There is no better place to build and strengthen the foundations that matter most than around the kitchen table sharing delicious meals with the people you love. And, Stacy’s fried jalapeño cornbread recipe changed my life!"—Creek Stewart, television host & author