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Frogmore Stew (Low Country Boil)

Call Your Daughter Home takes place in the author’s hometown of Branchville, SC, which is Northwest of Charleston. The book talks a lot about a pudding made from hog intestines. […]

Maque Choux with Sausage

The novel The Vanishing Half begins in a town called Mallard, Louisianna. I wanted to share one of my favorite Louisianna dishes. Maque Choux (pronounced “mock-shoe”) is a classic Creole […]

White Bread

The novel One for the Blackbird One for the Crow takes place in the late 1800s. There are several references to the women baking bread. On several occasions bread with […]

Civil War Molasses Cookies

The novel, Sunflower Sisters takes place during the American Civil War. There is one scene where the Woolsey sisters give molasses cookies to the soldiers. This recipe for molasses cookies […]

Butterfinger Ice Cream

In the novel, Still Alice, there is a scene near the beginning where Alice cannot remember the White Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe that she makes every year. She creates quite […]

Mini Rum Cakes

Many books have been banned on the basis that there are discussions of alcohol. Examples include Animal Farm , The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Perks of […]