Great American Publishers (Lena, MS) is dedicated to producing cookbooks that are both fun and practical… cookbooks the everyday cook will enjoy using in the kitchen… cookbooks that are fun to read even if you never cook from them.

This tradition of preserving America’s favorite recipes is celebrated in four state cookbook series. The State Hometown Cookbook Series by Sheila Simmons and Kent Whitaker is a hometown taste of America featuring favorite recipes from home cooks along with sidebars about each state’s fun food festivals. Perfect for cookbook collectors, armchair travelers and anyone who loves good recipes, the series includes Alabama Hometown Cookbook, Georgia Hometown Cookbook, Louisiana Hometown Cookbook, Mississippi Hometown Cookbook, South Carolina Hometown Cookbook, Tennessee Hometown Cookbook, Texas Hometown Cookbook and West Virginia Hometown Cookbook. Keep an eye out, Florida Hometown Cookbook will be the next state to make an appearance in this cookbook series.

Eat & Explore State Cookbook Series by Christy Campbell is a travel cookbook series profiling the best travel spots in each state along with favorite recipes from these exceptional communities, beloved celebrations, and remarkable destinations. The titles available now include: Eat & Explore Arkansas, Eat & Explore Illinois, Eat & Explore Minnesota, Eat & Explore North Carolina, Eat & Explore Ohio, Eat & Explore Oklahoma, and Eat & Explore Virginia.

You’ll enjoy a fun restaurant road trip with the State Back Road Restaurant Recipes Series. Author Anita Musgrove brings you recipes from chefs and restaurant owners along with profiles about the best locally owned restaurants to enjoy while traveling the state. Enjoy Alabama Back Road Restaurant Recipes, Kentucky Back Road Restaurant Recipes, Missouri Back Road Restaurant Recipes, Tennessee Back Road Restaurant Recipes, and Texas Back Road Restaurant Recipes.   So crank up the car and join us for a delicious restaurant road trip. Watch for Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes Cookbook coming soon!

The newest series is the State Church Suppers Cookbook Series featuring delicious potluck recipes from Baptist churches across the state. Everyone knows church cookbooks have the very best recipes, and these state-wide church cookbooks capture those recipes in beautiful full-color. Mississippi Church Suppers and Georgia Church Suppers are now available.

New to the It’s So Easy Series is Great American Grilling by Kent “The Deck Chef” Whitaker.  In this outstanding new book,  Kent offers up the best recipes you can find for barbecuing, grilling and tailgating, plus hints and tips that will make any outdoor cook a barbecue master.  Kitchen Memories Cookbook is a unique kids’ cookbook, memory book, and activity book — all in one fun package.  It’s family keepsake cookbook that everyone who loves  a child will enjoy for a lifetime.  Family Favorite Recipes is a best-selling cookbook featuring quick & easy recipes that every family loves with full-color food pictures and cute, helpful hints and tips.

The Ultimate Venison Cookbook for Deer Camp is the latest cookbook from Harold Webster who has spent a lifetime traveling the world gathering the best recipes for cooking venison.   In the brand-new full-color cookbook, Webster shares his favorite recipes for cooking at deer camp plus fun stories and the best tips and tricks for cleaning and storing your kill. Also available by Harold Webster is Game for All Seasons Cookbook  featuring 292 seasonal recipes for wild game from field and water—venison, fish, fowl, and more. It’s the best cookbook around for the all-around hunter who enjoys cooking what he hunts and/or catches.

At Great American Publishers, the books are made to be used in the everyday kitchen so there are no hard-find-ingredients – most are found right in the pantry. The recipes come from mothers, grandmothers, hometown cooks and people who just love to cook, and our goal is to preserve these outstanding recipes for the next generation of cooks.