The Gift of Southern Cooking

The late Edna Lewis and her friend, chef Scott Peacock, deliver some of the best Southern recipes we’ve ever tried. The chocolate cake recipe alone is worth the price of the book.

The Gift of Southern Cooking: Recipes and Revelations from Two Great American Cooks
By Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock (Knopf, 2003; $19.77 at Amazon.com)