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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

 

Left : Creamy Mashed Potatoes | Right : Creamed Corn

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

Deep South Lemon Ice Tea

Left : Southern Plate | Right : Macaroni and Cheese

Left : Creamed Corn | Right : Macaroni and Cheese

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

Deep South Lemon Ice Tea

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

Left : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya | Right : Fried Green Tomatoes

Mama’s Fried Chicken

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

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

Left : Macaroni and Cheese | Right : Sausage Prawn Jambalaya

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

Fried Green Tomatoes

 

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