The Color Purple : From New Orleans to South Carolina

From Fried Green Tomatoes to your Sausage Prawn Jambalaya, New Orleans to South Carolina. The fascination I have for “Southern Cooking” all began with a movie, The Color Purple. The affinity I have for home cooked Southern meals was brought alive after watching a particular scene, “Miss Celie’s Breakfast”, from that movie.

What I understand about Southern food is that it brings comfort like nothing else on earth. My quest for concocting the ultimate assortment of comfort food has brought me all the way to the Southern States of America.

The South is known for its rich culinary heritage and there is a growing interest in how to cook traditional Southern food here in Malaysia. This selection of Southern recipes that I’ve whipped up today, includes my all-time favourites such as Mama’s Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Sausage Prawn Jambalaya, Homemade Creamed Corn, Sautéed Sweet Potato Greens (my substitute for Collard Greens), Southwestern Bean Salad with Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and Peppers, Fried Green Tomatoes, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Smothered String Beans and I ended it with a thirst quenching, Deep South Lemon Ice Tea!

I hope you enjoy this array of photos as much as I enjoy making them. To conclude, I would like to say that “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring the soul to the recipe.”

Love always,
Gastronomy Mom

 

The Color Purple : Creamy Mashed PotatoesThe Color Purple : Creamed Corn

Left : Creamy Mashed Potatoes | Right : Creamed Corn

The Color Purple : Mama’s Fried ChickenThe Color Purple : Sauteed Sweet Potato Greens

Left : Mama’s Fried Chicken | Right : Sautéed Sweet Potato Greens

The Color Purple : Deep South Lemon Ice Tea

Deep South Lemon Ice Tea

The Color Purple : Southern PlateThe Color Purple : Macaroni and Cheese

Left : Southern Plate | Right : Macaroni and Cheese

The Color Purple : Creamed CornThe Color Purple : Macaroni and Cheese

Left : Creamed Corn | Right : Macaroni and Cheese

The Color Purple : Mama’s Fried ChickenThe Color Purple : Fried Green Tomatoes

Left : Mama’s Fried Chicken | Right : Fried Green Tomatoes

The Color Purple : Deep South Lemon Ice Tea

Deep South Lemon Ice Tea

The Color Purple : South-western Bean Salad with Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and PeppersThe Color Purple : Creamed Corn

Left : Southwestern Bean Salad with Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and Peppers | Right : Creamed Corn

The Color Purple : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya The Color Purple : Fried Green Tomatoes

Left : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya | Right : Fried Green Tomatoes

The Color Purple : Mama’s Fried Chicken

Mama’s Fried Chicken

The Color Purple : Mama’s Fried Chicken The Color Purple : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya

Left : Mama’s Fried Chicken | Right : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya

The Color Purple : Smothered String BeansThe Color Purple : South-western Bean Salad with Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and Peppers

Left : Smothered String Beans | Right : Southwestern Bean Salad with Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and Peppers

The Color Purple : Macaroni and CheeseThe Color Purple : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya

Left : Macaroni and Cheese | Right : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya

The Color Purple : Macaroni and CheeseThe Color Purple : South-western Bean Salad with Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and Peppers

Left : Macaronic and Cheese | Right : Southwestern Bean Salad with Kidney Beans, Black-Eyed Peas and Peppers

The Color Purple : Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

 

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