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Cook the Book: Catfish Ceviche

Traditional Latin American ceviche can be made from a wide array of fish, including shark, sea bass, sole, shrimp, octopus, and even mackerel. Marinated in bright citrus juices and garnished with ingredients such as corn, avocado, and fresh peppers, ceviche... More

Cook the Book: Cheese Grits

Once relegated to the breakfast table, Southern cooks are now serving grits throughout the day with all sorts of savory additions. This classic recipe for cheese grits from Screen Doors and Sweet Tea is open to interpretation. Try it with... More

Cook the Book: 'Screen Doors and Sweet Tea'

This week's Cook the Book selection, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea, brings to life the people, landscape, and traditions of the Mississippi Delta. Born and raised outside Yazoo City, author Martha Hall Foose left her southern roots to attend the prestigious École Lenôtre pastry school in France. She returned five years ago—"homesickness brought me back." Today she lives on her family's farm in Tchula, Mississippi, and serves as the executive chef at the Viking Cooking School. The dishes in Screen Doors and Sweet Tea marry southern charm with contemporary flair. Of course, there are classic recipes for fried chicken, biscuits, and gumbo. But there are also newfangled creations such as Catfish Ceviche, Sweet Potato Dumplings, and Cantaloupe Daiquiris. In... More

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