The author compiled from her personal experience much of the text of this book in preparation for an illustrated presentation at the Natchez Literary Celebration, Natchez, Mississippi, on June 3, 1994. Food traditions of the Old and New South are examined, with numerous amusing and heart-warming anecdotes. Published 1998. 22 recipes, 37 research notes. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. Soft cover, saddle-stitched. ISBN 0-925117-87-0.
For lovers of the South, that is to say, for people who love the South, Good Food, Good Folks, Good Times is perfect. Descriptions by the author, Patricia B. Mitchell, of her growing up days in Virginia, Mississippi, and Louisiana make irresistible reading. The stories are told in a “chatty” style because the text of Good Food, Good Folks, Good Times is based on an illustrated lecture Ms. Mitchell gave at the Natchez Literary Festival in 1994. Ms. Mitchell defines and explains the basic “indicators” of traditional Southern foodways, and at the end of the book offers some representative recipes.
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