Welcome to Nathalie Dupree's South, a place of ladies' luncheons, bake sales, fresh fish dinners, and pit barbecue, where time seems to move a bit more slowly and fresh, flavorful food is an indispensable part of everyday life. For years, PBS host and author Nathalie Dupree has led the renaissance of Southern cooking, bringing the best of the region's fare to the rest of the country. Now she recalls the people and places that have shaped her philosophy of cooking and entertaining in Nathalie Dupree's Southern Memories, the culmination of her lasting love affair with Southern food and Southern living. No one knows this part of the world better than Nathalie Dupree, and her latest book is a culinary tour of the region she has called home for more than forty years. Paying homage to the dual influences of the old and the new, she offers recipes for such Southern classics as Hopping John, Frogmore Stew, Angel Biscuits, and Country Ham Cooked in Coca-Cola, plus a hearty helping of less traditional fare that uses the region's bounty in exciting new ways, including Beef Tenderloin with Oysters Rockefeller Sauce and a savory Vidalia Onion Tart. Gorgeous full-color photographs capture the South's gracious ambience and Nathalie's personal reminiscences highlight the unique customs and historical influences that have shaped the way Southerners eat today. And, as always, Nathalie is a wellspring of entertaining tips and practical hints for busy cooks. For anyone who has longed to step into Nathalie's world as seen on her PBS series, Southern Memories will be as welcome as a cool iced tea on a hot summer day.