This expanded edition of Bill Smith's acclaimed cookbook features seasonal menus, like Supper at the Beach, Fourth of July Picnic, A Christmas Eve Supper, New Year's Day Brunch, along with twenty tantalizing new recipes.
Crook’s Corner has gained national renown since it opened its doors in 1982. The New York Times called it “sacred ground for Southern foodies.” Bon Appétit called it “a legend.” Travel & Leisure described it as “ country cookin’ gone cool.” A reviewer for the Washington Post said, “the food is consistently outstanding, sort of nouvelle down home.” And Delta Sky magazine declared it “the best place to eat in Chapel Hill, in North Carolina and possibly on Earth.”
For more than a decade, Bill Smith has brought his intuitive and inspired approach to cooking to one of the South’s liveliest and most innovative kitchens. Structured around the seasons and the freshest seasonal foods, Seasoned in the South offers up Smith’s marvelously uncomplicated recipes— Tomato and Watermelon Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes with Sweet Corn and Lemon Beurre Blanc, Pork Roast with Artichoke Stuffing, and his signature dish, Honeysuckle Sorbet—the new bistro food of the South.
About the Author
Bill Smith has served as chef at Crook’s Corner for more than a decade. His essays have been featured in newspapers and on radio and television, and his recipes have been selected for 150 Best American Recipes and Food & Wine Magazine’s Best of the Best.
Lee Smith is the author of fourteen novels, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, Saving Grace, and Guests on Earth, as well as four collections of short stories, including Me and My Baby View the Eclipse and News of the Spirit. Her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times bestseller as well as a co-winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. A retired professor of English at North Carolina State University, she has received an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and the Weatherford Award for Appalachian Literature.
“Makes you want to get up, right now, and cook something. . . . [One of] the 10 Best New Southern Cookbooks.” — The Charlotte Observer
“You wouldn’t necessarily expect a cookbook to tell a good story, but Bill Smith’s does, with disarming directness. . . . Clever-yet-approachable Southern recipes. . . . Ingenious.” — Food Wine
“[Bill Smith] brings a sensitivity to cooking below the Mason-Dixon line. . . . Call it Southern with a French twist.” — The Denver Post