Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Review: The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig

When is a cookbook a great cookbook? When it not only includes delicious recipes, but also entertains and educates the reader about the ingredients that go into these regional recipes. The Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig by Chris Chamberlain does just that. It includes interesting back stories, destination restaurants and insider tips.  On top of that, it’s all about the pig; from snout to tail and it is pure comfort food.

I would like to call myself a good cook who also loves to travel. While traveling, we always like to search out local spots that serve regional foods. This recipe book is two in one; a travel guide and a cook book. There have been so many times when I've eaten at a restaurant and wished I could recreate the dish in my own home kitchen. With this cookbook, it can now be possible.

The book is well designed and eye appealing.  The full page photos of the food are like artwork. It will literally make your mouth water! I especially enjoyed the Restaurant profiles. My daughter recently moved to Nashville, TN so I am looking forward to checking out, first hand, a few of the places mentioned in the book the next time we are there for a visit.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.