A Delicious Hometown Taste of the Magnolia State with real Southern Family Recipes
Mississippi Hometown Cookbook gives You a Delicious Hometown Taste of the Magnolia State
Mississippi Hometown Cookbook dishes up a double-helping of local, tried and true recipes and fun-filled facts about hometowns all over The Magnolia State. From the down-home taste of Central Mississippi to the Delta's classic country cooking to full-flavored spicy seafood on the coast, Mississippi is proud of it’s made-from-scratch style. This outstanding new cookbook is packed with favorite recipes Mississippi hometown cooks learned to make in grandmother’s kitchen.
For those that confess to reading their cookbooks like novels, the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook is for you. You'll enjoy interesting food facts and stories about fun food festivals around the state... from World Catfish Festival in Belzoni to Poplarville's Blueberry Jubilee, from Forest's Wing Dang Doodle Festival to Hog Wild BBQ Cooking Contest in Corinth.
Mississippi cooks know that the best recipes are passed down from loved ones, That's why we went straight to the source to fill Mississippi Hometown Cookbook with the recipes Mississippians love.
People will come from far and wide to try out your southern cooking made from the best recipes found from Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. They will soon come to realize that they too can enjoy the company of friends and family by equipping themselves with Mississippi Hometown Cookbook that will turn any recipe into a mouthwatering experience.
You simply have to get yourself a Mississippi Hometown Cookbook so you can entertain your guests with real Mississippi cooking.
To start with, there are not many Mississippi cookbooks available in
the market and the ones that are available are just inefficient in providing any effective Mississippi recipes to the readers. Here, effective recipes refer to the recipes that users can actually prepare themselves by using ingredients present in their own kitchens. The good news is that Mississippi Hometown Cookbook wins hands down on these two aspects. Mississippi Hometown Cookbook is all about authentic and most practical Mississippi recipes. Precisely, this thing makes Mississippi Hometown Cookbook stand head and shoulders above the rest of Mississippi cookbooks. When you get yourself a copy of Mississippi Hometown Cookbook, you will realize that this is not just a cookbook, but it combines all the traditional facts and fun stories about this Magnolia State with recipes for most outstanding Mississippi food.
Why Mississippi Hometown Cookbook is not an ordinary cookbook?
Contrary to the other available Mississippi cookbooks, Mississippi Hometown Cookbook, is a lot more interesting to read and easy to implement. The authors have cleverly combined the recipes with fun and memorable Mississippi facts; therefore, when you read this great book you will get to learn about each and every recipe with a surprising fact attached to it. You will get to know the most famous Mississippi recipes in Mississippi Hometown Cookbook such as Sweet Potato Candy, Red Skin Potato Salad, Oven Fried Pork Chops, Southern Soul Mustard Greens, Mississippi Blues Fried Okra, Creamy Banana Pudding to Butter Pecan Cake, Mama's Southern-Style Chicken 'n Dumpling, Mississippi Must Fried Corn, Mississippi Sin, Homemade Chicken Soup, Shrimp Dip and Watergate Salad. Apart from these popular recipes, you will also find other interesting recipes in Mississippi Hometown Cookbook such as Mississippi mud recipe to prepare the most amazing Mississippi mud pies. Besides these, there is a plethora of Mississippi Hometown Cookbook Southern Family Recipes. In short, you will get the true taste of Mississippi in close to 300 specially selected recipes in Mississippi Hometown Cookbook.
A perfect combination of outstanding Mississippi recipes and amazing facts.
Now, the author of Mississippi Hometown Cookbook doesn’t choose to include the facts and stories just for the sake of it, but these facts are cleverly chosen and properly researched before they make their way into Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. Each and every fact and story that you will find in this highly enjoyable cookbook is related to some way with the Mississippi food. There are lots of interesting stories about food festivals in Mississippi such the famous World Catfish Festival and Poplarville's Blueberry Jubilee, among others. Another great thing about Mississippi Hometown Cookbook is that it also contains the recipes that you won’t find in other cookbook available in the market. These recipes are passed from generation to generations of cooks, but they never found any mention in any of the cookbooks till date. The author of Mississippi Hometown Cookbook has indeed done a great job by including these wonderful recipes in this cookbook.
Entertaining at Your Best with Your Mississippi Hometown Cookbook
There is no better way to celebrate what life has to offer than making use of the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook with easy to follow southern family recipes that will help both you and your guests enjoy the best Mississippi recipes. Once you taste Mississippi food you will realize why Americans love it so much and why they use the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook.
Mississippi Hometown Cookbook has the Best Recipes
Pleasing your palate is easy once you have the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. You can surprise everyone you know with some mouthwatering Mississippi cooking. Southern women know that to cook great meals, you must have family tested recipes from real southern cooks to keep your guests coming back for more and the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook has the best.
A lot can be said about local eating in Mississippi, as it is both satisfying and hearty, plus simple when you have the guidance you need from your Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. Can you imagine the look on your guests faces when you serve them delicious dishes that you found in the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. Let them experience Mississippi’s all-time favorite recipes… from Finger Lickin’ Barbecued Ribs, Mississippi Must Fried Corn, Mama's Southern-Style Chicken 'n Dumplings, and Creamy Banana Pudding to Butter Pecan Cake, Mississippi Blues Fried Okra, and Southern Soul Mustard Greens. From Mississippi Mud Pie to Biloxi Bay Potato Salad... You'll taste our Southern Hospitality in 300 hand-selected recipes. Once they get to taste a few of these wonderful dishes, they will want to take a sneak peek at your Mississippi Hometown Cookbook so they can try it out themselves. You will have great recipes to trade with friends and relatives.
Cooking Southern with the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook
Cooking southern is still the best way to get people to enjoy the best of what life has to offer, which is easy to do with yourMississippi Hometown Cookbook by your side. Your guests will fall in love with your cooking when they taste Mississippi recipes -- such as Mississippi Mud Pie or Mississippi Sin -- that you cooked yourself from the Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. You may wonder what kind of ingredients are being used for these very interesting recipes. The Mississippi Hometown Cookbooks uses ingredients right out of your pantry, so most of what you need you will have and the Mississippi Hometown Cookbooks’s recipes are so easy to make.
Mississippi Hometown Cookbook has real Southern Recipes
Pleasing the palates of your guests is not difficult when you present them with either mud pies or Mississippi sin that you got from your Mississippi Hometown Cookbook.
Wild Game Cook-Off Last Weekend in February • Tunica
Wild Game Cook-Off is a Festival that is held in downtown Tunica. Teams set up and decorate their "kitchens" and start cooking. Everything must be cooked on site. Cash prizes and trophies are given as prizes. We start in the morning with drink categories and then go to small and large game, hot wings and chili. Competition is fierce.
Throwdown & Festival Late February/Early March • D'Iberville
The D’Iberville BBQ Throwdown and Festival began just over a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated our small, growing city. City officials planned to hold an event that would take citizens’ minds away from the continuing recovery and rebuilding and give them a fun-filled day of good music, family activities and great food. The first year saw 10 teams and 10 vendors. This past festival, we had 50 teams and 45 vendors. As our city grows by leaps and bounds, our little BBQ Throwdown is turning into a large event. We are now an official state-sanctioned event with over $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Crossroad's Chilli Cookoff First Saturday in April • Corinth
An International Chili Society sanctioned event, the Crossroads Chili Festival hosts chili cookers from all over the nation who are vying for red chili, green chili and salsa championships. There is free entertainment all day and local vendors are on hand selling items that are handmade or homegrown within a 100 mile radius. A Peoples Choice tasting contest is featured from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the hot pepper eating contest is not to be missed.
World Catfish Festival First Saturday in April • Belzoni
The Annual World Catfish Festival is held the first Saturday in April each year in Beautiful Downtown Belzoni. Great live entertainment, Crowning of Miss Catfish and Little Miss Catfish, Catfish Eating Contest, over 100 arts and crafts vendors, and great activities for the kids. FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.
Grilling on the River Second Weekend in April • Columbus
Grilling on the River is a free event held each year along the Columbus Riverwalk. It benefits the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society. Everyone is sure to enjoy all the great food including competition barbeque samples prepared by the cook teams at the Food Giant "Peoples Choice" tent (you be the judge), plus hamburgers, hot dogs, philly cheesesteak, polish sausage, funnel cakes, lemonade, iced tea, and more from our food vendors. Join us Friday and Saturday for unique contests, a car and bike show, live music, craft vendors, and much more fun for the whole family.
MS Coast Coliseum
Crawfish Festival Mid Aprill • Biloxi
Mudbugs, Music, Midway Rides, and Contests!! The Crawfish Festival has enjoyed headline entertainers such as Gary Allan, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, and many more; plus zydeco and Cajun bands. Then there's the Midway Rides for little tykes and thrill seekers alike. Check out the numerous vendors and Midway Games. Highlighting the event is the Crawfish Cook-off where over 20 teams compete for cash and trophies, and the public can taste the recipes and cast their vote for the People's Choice Champion. It's all there at the MS Coast Coliseum Crawfish Festival in Biloxi.
Mississippi will meet Louisiana with blues, Cajun and zydeco music. Festival offers fresh boiled crawfish, gumbo cooking competition, art vendors, Cajun puppet show, zydeco dance contest, silent auction, Kidz Art Exhibit, and much more. Festival benefits ‘No Music Left Behind’, which encourages residents to donate used band instruments. Working with high school band directors, recycled band instruments are donated to deserving students and schools in North Mississippi.
Arts Festival 3rd Weekend in April • Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Ham Jam Arts Festival is a project of the Philadelphia Main Street Association. Held the third weekend of April each year, Ham Jam is our biggest promotional event. This year's event brought 15,000 people to the downtown area for the weekend. There's no better way to create energy and new life downtown than to throw a huge party! Over 200 Neshoba Countians are involved by volunteering, participating in the talent show or local entertainment, cooking in the barbecue contest, or taking part in the Hog Wild Run. There is also a huge kid’s area for the young ones to enjoy!
Dudies Burger Festival First Saturday in May • Tupelo
Come relive the bygone days of carhops & 10 cent “Dough Burgers”, hospitality style, in Tupelo, MS. The Oren Dunn City Museum, in conjunction with the “Blue Suede Cruise,” recreates the nostalgia of Dudie’s Diner, a 1947 Memphis Streetcar, made famous by its very own carhop & singer/songwriter, Gene Simmons, in the song, “Dudie’s Diner.” You will relive history while eating a Dudie Burger, made from the original recipe, in the vintage diner, now housed at the museum. Make this historic stop while Cruisin’ through Tupelo!
This festival is FUN for the entire family-games, silent auction, live auction, prize bingo (during the day Saturday & Sunday), carnival rides, and of course, FABULOUS FOOD....ESPECIALLY CATFISH, and more! Live
entertainment performs throughout the festival. This festival is NOT to be missed-one of the best on the Gulf Coast.
Red, White, & Blueberry Festival First Weekend in June • Ocean Springs
Each year, Ocean Springs Fresh Market and Chamber hosts its Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in the L&N Depot parking lot in downtown Ocean Springs. The public is invited to enjoy free vanilla ice-cream topped with their choice of blueberries, strawberries or cherries provided by the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Main Street Tourism Bureau, sample some great blueberry dishes, share blueberry recipes, purchase blueberry bushes and more. The Ocean Springs Fresh Market vendors will be out in full force with great local items for purchase. Cooking demonstrations and samples will be provided by local restaurants. Event is free to the public.
The Blueberry Jubilee Second Saturday in June • Poplarville
The Blueberry Jubilee was originally born as an arts & crafts festival in 1984. It's the first and only festival in Poplarville. You can expect to enjoy live music, arts & crafts, food, car show, the 5k run, the pie eating contest, and of course the Blueberry Recipe Contest. This is an event you will not want to miss. It's family fun for all ages.
Desoto Shrine Club
BBQ Festival Cook Off June • Hernando
The Desoto Shrine Club BBQ Cook Off “SHRINEFEST” is held at the Desoto Shrine Club facility located on 53 acres at 2888 Gwynn road in Hernando. We are a Kansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned event and host in excess of 50 teams, all reaching for their share of a $7200 purse. A Bike Fest is sponsored by the Knights of the South Widows Sons Masonic Motorcycle Riding Association. You will also enjoy a car show by the Sugar Ditch Cruizers car club. An open air lawnchair concert with 5 bands playing on Friday and Saturday ends Saturday night with our headliner, “Dirt Brothers”. Join us for good fun for the whole family.
The St. Paul Seafood Festival is an annual celebration held on Beachfront Scenic Street in Pass Christian. Indulge in delicious seafood including fried catfish, shrimp & oyster plate or poboy, seafood gumbo, eggrolls & kabobs, boiled crawfish, crab stuffed potatoes, hamburgers & hot dogs, funnel cakes and more. It is an event the whole family can enjoy with live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a 5k run. In 1992, the event received national attention by being listed in The World Book Encyclopedia. Have fun and support St. Paul Catholic Elementary School.
Delta Jubilee & Best Burger in the Delta Cook-Off June • Clarksdale
Mississippi’s first state championship pork barbecue cooking contest was held in 1984 on a riverbank park in downtown Clarksdale. Associated with subsidiary events, these activities became known collectively as the Delta Jubilee. Delta Jubilee is a multi-faceted community event that includes a carnival, arts and crafts show, musical entertainment, and many other events. Each of these activities lasts for the duration of the event. Saturday events include a 5K run and walk, 10/25/50 mile bicycle ride, pet show, basketball shootout, “Best Burger in the Delta” Competition, gospel concert, 4H modeling, cheerleading competition, step show, children’s fishing rodeo, frog jumping contest, softball tournament, and horseshoe pitching competition. Family-oriented activities are very important to Delta Jubilee. There is always wholesome musical entertainment, children’s activities, good food and fun, and other activities for the entire family to be involved in. Delta Jubilee is sponsored by the Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce.
Crystal Springs Tomato Fest Last Saturday in June • Crystal Springs
For centuries, the tomato was called a "love apple." Nearly three hundred years later, Crystal Springs tomatoes were much in demand. So great was the exultation over "Tomato Days" that a giant Tomato Festival was held, complete with parades, bands, and speeches. Each of the three festivals had a Tomato Queen; but everyone knew, without being told, that the King was a red-faced fellow named Tomato! When you come to Tomatopolis of the World, you can find fine food, live entertainment, a flea market, a farmers market, and whoa, look out, there are people dancing in the street!
Our Lady of the Gulf Church in beautiful Bay St. Louis has hosted the Annual 4th of July Crab Fest since 1984. People come from near and far to feast on the best seafood around, listen to great live music, ride the exciting carnival rides, and browse through 100 arts & crafts booths to find that perfect keepsake. Rated the #1 Fest on the Coast by The Marquee and winner of the 2009 Hancock County Tourism Award, Crab Fest is a good time for the whole family!
The Slugburger Festival 2nd Weekend of July • Corinth
Every July, Corinth celebrates its very own gastronomic treat, the Slugburger. No, it’s not a mollusk sandwich. It is actually a deep-fried burger made with pork, bread filler and secret spices served on a bun dressed with dill pickles, mustard and sweet onion. The Slugburger came about during the Depression when meat was scarce. Restaurants used filler to make the meat last longer. The burgers sold for a nickel, also known as a slug. Thus, the Slugburger was born. During the festival, folks can sample Slugburgers and come out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for musical entertainment and a carnival.
It's a time to eat all the watermelon you can handle at the annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival. You'll enjoy seed spitting and watermelon eating contests, live music and more. Since 1978, it’s been two days of family fun and entertainment you don't want to miss. If you are a regular, we'll see you there; if you've never been, well, there's plenty of shade and fun for the entire family. Bring your lawn chairs, sit a spell, sample some delicious, ripe, world famous Smith County melons and enjoy some down home southern hospitality. Y’all come see us!
Water Valley Watermelon Carnival First Weekend in August • Water Valley
The Water Valley Watermelon Carnival is a two day event, held the weekend of the first Saturday of August. We begin with crafts during the day Friday and end the day with a street dance. Saturday is filled with live music, the Big Melon competition, watermelon eating contest, food vendors, craft vendors and much more. It is a must do event!
Our contest is a Memphis Bar-B-Q Network sanctioned contest. Teams from across the Southeast come that weekend to compete for prize money and points. We also have a local or "backyard" competition. We have live entertainment at night and many vendors throughout the weekend.
Strawberry Plains Festival Weekend following Labor Day • Holly Springs
Visit one of Mississippi’s finest natural treasures every fall for this premier nature festival. Witness migrating Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds as they stop to refuel on their journey from Canada to their winter home in Mexico and Central America. Look close as these tiny birds are caught and banded right before your eyes. You may even be lucky enough to release one back into the wild! Also enjoy live animal demonstrations, kids’ tent, guided wagon rides, and renowned guest speakers! It’s the Hummingbird Migration Celebration and Nature Festival at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, MS, always held on the weekend after Labor Day.
Biloxi Seafood Festival 2nd Weekend in September • Biloxi
Biloxi Seafood Festival is a celebration of family, community, and heritage. Enjoy seafood dishes, arts and crafts, and continuous live entertainment throughout the weekend. Entertainment will include Diki Du & the Zydeco Crew, Tim Gross and the Blue Blazes and more. Stop by the CYP Kids Village with inflatable slide and bungee obstacle, face painting and games. The Boys & Girls Club of the Gulf Coast will also host children’s activities on Saturday. Enter the Sun Herald Annual Gumbo Championship Professional or Amateur competitions on Sunday for a chance to win awards, recognition in the Sun Herald, and bragging rights. The public is invited to enter the competition area and sample gumbo for a small additional fee. All proceeds will benefit the chamber’s programs. For a complete list of rules and entry forms contact the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce.
Muscadine Jubilee Second Saturday in September • Pelahatchie
For 25 years, thousands of people have been coming to Pelahatchie late in the summer to pay homage to the muscadine grape, famed ingredient in southern wines, pies, and jellies. The Muscadine Jubilee is Pelahatchie’s premier event. The event begins with the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Later, the crowds assemble at Muscadine Park for food, fun, arts and crafts, music, and of course, the Grape Stomp!
The Annual Festival, Sabor de las Americas (Flavor of the Americas) in Biloxi, Mississippi showcases and celebrates the diverse and exciting cultures of North, South, and Central America each September with food, music, and other cultural activities.
Mississippi Pecan Festival Last weekend in September • Richton
Enjoy some of the South’s finest foods. Shop at over 225 booths from all over the region. Sit and enjoy the most exciting stage in Mississippi. Listen to Bluegrass and Gospel music in the shade of huge pecan trees. Enjoy all the events that have made the MS Pecan Festival the favorite among families. You’ll find the Mississippi Pecan Festival nestled in a shady pecan orchard six miles out of Richton, MS. The rich canopy supplied by the pecan trees makes it a perfect setting for such an event.
Wing Dang Doodle Festival Last Saturday in September • Forest
Forest's Wing Dang Doodle Festival is a celebration of all things Mississippi, chicken and blues. With poultry being Mississippi's largest agricultural product (Scott County is the nation's fifth largest poultry producing county) and blues being one of the state's largest cultural products, the Forest Area Chamber of Commerce combined the two and created a spectacular festival. With over 30 cooking teams vying for the $1000 grand prize for the best wings around and the Blues entertainment as well as family activities, including a motorcycle blues run and 5K Run/Walk, the Wing Dang Doodle is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Hog Wild Festival First Weekend in October • Corinth
Go Hog Wild in Corinth on the first weekend of October. A Kansas-city sanctioned event, Hog Wild features nightly entertainment and a carnival Thursday thruough Saturday. On Saturday, Hog Wild features a Back Yard Barbecue contest where locals cook and the public can sample and vote for the best barbeque.
Visitors to this family festival can enjoy great BBQ cooked on site, along with musical entertainment, craft shopping and more. This BBQ Competition includes a chance for professionals and “backyard” teams to have their BBQ judged alongside their peers. It’s a local event and an official Kansas City Barbeque Society competition.
Delta Wings Festival First Saturday in November • Drew
In March 2006, Drew became the "Waterfowl Capital of Mississippi". In conjunction with this designation, the Drew Chamber of Commerce and Mississippi Main Street decided to establish an annual festival to celebrate the abundant natural resources and wildlife in our area.The festival consists of vendors, children activities, local band, duck calling contest, duck gumbo cook-off, retriever shows, silent auction and much more.
Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival First Saturday in November • Vardaman
This annual event kicks off with Arts and Crafts Day which generates lots of excitement with crowds of 10,000 to 20,000 people. Opening day also includes a 5K run/walk, political speakers, sweet potato critter contest, a pie eating contest, live entertainment and much more. The week-long celebration continues with the Sweet Potato King & Queen Beauty Pageants and more during the week. The second Saturday closes the harvest celebration with an original sweet potato recipe contest and the Sweet Potato Banquet. Join us in the “Sweet Potato Capital of the World” for old-fashioned family fun.
Kent Whitaker has taken his down-home, Southern-style cooking to an art-form. “I like to do a bit more than burgers and dogs on the grill.” He is the author of three cookbooks, Tennessee Hometown Cookbook (Great American Publishers, 2007), Smoke in the Mountains (Quail Ridge Press, 2004) and Checkered Flag Cooking (Quail Ridge Press, 2005), and has written and illustrated two children’s books, Why are the Mountains Smoky? (Overmountain Press, 2004) and Big Mo’s Tennis Ball Hunt (Great American Publishers, 2006).
Kent has appeared on the Food Network and other network television stations. He frequently hosts cooking classes at the Chattanooga Market and throughout the South. He writes a cooking column for the Catoosa County News and the Chattanoogan, and writes monthly articles for both The National Barbecue News and Racing Milestones Magazine. A dog-lover and advocate for local animal shelters and rescue organizations, Kent and his grilling buddy, Moses, are spokesperson and spokesdog for ALPO. Kent and Moses travel the country presenting grilling and cooking demos promoting the idea of including your canine family members in on the backyard grilling fun. Kent gives human grilling and cooking tips while Moses enjoys APLO Chophouse Ribeye-Flavored dog food.
Kent and his wife Ally live in East Tennessee with one son, Macee, a Golden Retriever named Moses and a Shitzu named Barney.
Sheila Simmons is passionate about cooking and cookbooks. In her travels, when people come to stay at her “rambling house in the country,” when entertaining, or even when watching one of her two boys play ball, the subject will always, eventually, turn to recipes.
Sheila’s interest in regional recipes was originally born during her 18 years with Quail Ridge Press in Brandon, Mississippi. In 2006, she left QRP to focus her love of publishing on Great American Publishers and Great American Cookbooks where she is Publisher and co-owner along with husband Roger Simmons.
Sheila has also found an outlet for her regional recipe passion in the State Hometown Cookbook Series. She and co-author Kent Whitaker collect favorite recipes from every state in the country for the series. A “job” that is perfect for someone who loves to talk about and share great recipes and equally enjoys trying new recipes in her kitchen.
Sheila is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She lives in Lena, Mississippi with her husband Roger and two sons, Ryan and Nicholas. In addition to publishing, cooking, and collecting recipes Sheila enjoys family, reading, and books.
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