Countdown to Memorial Day — A roundup of summer recipes from the Savor the South® cookbooks

Happy Memorial Day!

As we begin preparations for the summer’s first big blowout weekend, here’s a run-down of great summer recipe posts from the authors of UNC Press’s Savor the South® cookbooks. We hope you’ll find a recipe or two that you can add to your backyard, patio or poolside feasting this weekend.

Each little cookbook in our Savor the South® cookbook collection is a big celebration of a beloved food or tradition of the American South. From buttermilk to bourbon, pecans to peaches, bacon and barbecue to catfish and pie, one by one each volume will stock a kitchen shelf with the flavors and culinary wisdom of this popular American regional cuisine. Written by well-known cooks and food lovers, each book brims with personality, the informative and often surprising culinary and natural history of southern foodways, and a treasure of some fifty recipes—from delicious southern classics to sparkling international renditions that open up worlds of taste for cooks everywhere.

Check them all out here — including our latest releases, Pie, Ham, and FruitYou’ll want to collect them all.

Remember, you can order all of these books and save 40 percent right now, during our current online book sale.  Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Happy Memorial Day weekend from all of us at UNC Press.



Graubart: ChickenSummer Anytime Bourbon Peach Chicken Thighs from Cynthia Graubart’s Chicken:  A Savor the South® Cookbook









Shrimp cover photoShrimp Ceviche, from Jay Pierce’s Shrimp:  A Savor the South® Cookbook









Barbecue Cover PhotoKaycee “Red Menace” Sauce from John Shelton Reed’s Barbecue:  A Savor the South® Cookbook









Sunday Dinner: a Savor the South® cookbook, by Bridgette A. LacyGreen Beans with Fingerling Potatoes from Bridgette A. Lacy’s Sunday Dinner:  A Savor the South® Cookbook









Buttermilk: A Savor the South Cookbook, by Debbie Moose


Summer Blueberry Cobbler from Debbie Moose’s Buttermilk:  A Savor the South®Cookbook








Thompson: BaconSalted Caramel Bacon Brownies from Fred Thompson’s Bacon:  A Savor the South® Cookbook









Peaches cover photoCaroline and David’s Peach Frozen Yogurt from Kelly Alexander’s Peaches:  A Savor the South® Cookbook