Pre-order Signed/Personalized Copies of Baking in the American South by Anne Byrn

Anne Byrn's author photoCover of Baking in the American SouthParnassus Books is thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to pre-order signed and/or personalized copies of Baking in the American South: 200 Recipes and Their Untold Stories by Anne Byrn! Baking in the American South will be published on September 3rd, 2024. Read on for important ordering information, as well as more details about the book!

All pre-orders can be signed or personalized by Anne at no additional cost. If you would like your book personalized, please include the name to whom you would like your book personalized in the comments section of your order. The deadline for pre-orders is Tuesday, August 27th, 2024.

More about Baking in the American South

Experience mouthwatering Southern baking--from humble home kitchens to innovative new Southern chefs. One of the world's richest culinary traditions comes to life through this essential cookbook from bestselling author Anne Byrn. With 200 recipes from 14 states and more than 150 photos, Baking in the American South has the biscuits, cornbread, cakes, and rolls that will help you bake like a Southerner, even if you aren't.

Recipes can tell you volumes if you pay attention--the crops raised, languages spoken, family customs, old world flavors, and, often, religion. Did you know that where a mill was located affected the recipes handed down from that area? Or that baking and selling pound cakes directly impacted the Civil Rights Movement? These stories and recipes, developed from good times and bad, have been collected and perfected over years and are now accessible to us all. Anne's expertise in assessing, modernizing, and developing well-written recipes makes this the definitive guide for bakers of all levels.

From-scratch, Southern classic recipes include:

  • Thomasville Cheese Biscuits
  • Ouita Michel's Sweet Potato Streusel Muffins
  • Nina Cain's Batty Cakes with Lacy Edges
  • The Best Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Georgia Gilmore's Pound Cake

This fascinating dive into the history of 14 Southern states--Texas, Florida, Kentucky, and more--features stories and beautifully photographed recipes from pre-Civil War times to today's Southern kitchens. It's about the places, the people, the products and the culture of the moment that influenced what people baked. It's about African-American women and the monumental contributions they have made to the art of Southern baking, about home cooks and how they've kept traditions alive wherever they settle by baking family recipes each year for holidays and celebrations, and about the pastry chefs who have thoughtfully reimagined how the South bakes.

Experience the recipes and the stories behind them that showcase the substantial contributions Southern baking has made to American baking at large. Food historians, bakers, foodies, and cookbook collectors from every corner of the country will want this cookbook in their collections.

More about Anne Byrn

Anne Byrn is a New York Times bestselling food writer and author. She writes the weekly newsletter Between the Layers, one of the top 20 food and drink newsletters worldwide on Substack. She has authored several cookbooks. Her latest books are A New Take on Cake and Skillet Love, the latter exploring the history and modern uses for the cast-iron skillet. They followed American Cookie and American Cake, which NPR named one of the best cookbooks of 2016. The Cake Mix Doctor and sequels have more than 4 million copies in print, and USA Today called The Cake Mix Doctor the bestselling cookbook the year it debuted.

Byrn's career began as a food writer for The Atlanta Journal. Her food writing was named the Best Food Section by the Association of Food Journalists. She studied at La Varenne École de Cuisine in Paris and lived in England where she wrote about food and travel for a year. Anne is a contributor to Food52, Bon Appétit, and the Bitter Southerner.

Byrn is a Nashville native and a fifth-generation Tennessean. For several years, she was the food writer for The Tennessean. Byrn has been featured in People magazine, The Washington Post, the New York Times, the New York Times MagazineLos Angeles TimesChicago TribuneSouthern LivingPublishers Weekly, and many other publications. She has appeared on Good Morning AmericaLater Today, CNN, The Food Network, and QVC and has taught cooking classes across the country.

She and her husband live in Nashville.

Baking in the American South: 200 Recipes and Their Untold Stories (a Definitive Guide to Southern Baking) By Anne Byrn, Rinne Allen (Photographer) Cover Image
By Anne Byrn, Rinne Allen (Photographer)
ISBN: 9780785291336
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Celebrate - September 3rd, 2024