Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover's Companion to the South by John T. Edge [$14.95]
The South isn't just the birthplace of American music, it's also home to some of America's greatest food. Edge offers something compelling and different from standard cookbook fare in this travelogue/ social history/ restaurant guide. Traversing all the most delectable corners of Dixie, Edge highlights the best restaurants in the South and provides tips on cooking many favorites. Very much in the tradition of classic Southern storytelling, he also manages to weave the cultural history of the region while spinning his tales.