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Alabama Hometown Cookbook
Alabama Hometown Cookbook, Alabama Home Cooking at its Best
Sweet Home Alabama—from gorgeous mountains in North Alabama to white sandy beaches in the south to the culture and excitement of Central Alabama, there is something for everyone to love about The Yellowhammer State, especially the food. Explore the flavors of Alabama like never before with Alabama Hometown Cookbook. This Alabama cookbook features easy-to-make, tried-and-true Alabama recipes from home cooks all over the state. You’ll also get an inside look at the most famous annual food festivals in Alabama. These exciting Alabama events celebrate the Alabama dishes and traditions that make the state unique. Don’t miss this mouth-watering insight into Alabama’s culinary culture.
Most coastal states have a rich seafood industry, and Alabama is no exception. With the Gulf of Mexico to its southern border, Alabama harbors a deep love for coastal cuisine. Seafood in the Heart of Dixie is so loved that there are even festivals thrown in its honor each year. The Orange Beach Seafood Festival is one such celebration. Held the last Saturday of February every year in Orange Beach, this family friendly event raises money for sports-related activities in the Orange Beach community with a day-long seafood fiesta.
In addition to delicious seafood, guests will enjoy 80 arts & crafts vendors and music fit for the whole family. Drop some cash at the silent auction (it’s for a good cause!), comb the food booths for tasty festival foods, or even tour a car show. Kids will enjoy the Kids Zone, complete with games, a climbing wall, and more. Bring the taste of Orange Beach home cooking to your kitchen table with the Not Your Ordinary Popcorn Shrimp recipe from the Alabama Hometown Cookbook. This Alabama dish features Creole-seasoned shrimp over “grits” made from popcorn.
Alabama Freshwater Fish
The love of seafood also extends further into Alabama. Did you know that Alabama is one of the leading producers of farm-raised catfish in the United States? The Catfish Festival in Scottsboro celebrates this Alabama export all the way in North Alabama. Locals celebrate the festival the third Saturday of each May. It’s also free and family friendly. Enjoy a car, truck, motorcycle, and antique tractor show. There are also live concerts and a children’s area featuring bounce house inflatables. Enjoy a pet parade, Southern gospel singing, and of course, fried catfish plates.
Children will also enjoy all-day fishing for catfish off the pier fronted by Lake Guntersville. Have a hankering for some Southern food? Look no further than the Logan Martin Lake Deep-Fried Catfish recipe from the Alabama Hometown Cookbook. These delicious filets are seasoned with garlic powder and cayenne pepper for just the right kick. As a result, they won’t long in your kitchen. You’ll want to finish them off fresh from the fryer.
Finally, Alabama loves its watermelons. In fact, the state’s watermelon industry produced nearly 434,000 watermelons in 2011. The Grand Bay community celebrates its local watermelon industry with the Grand Bay Watermelon Festival every year. This July-4th tradition brings together thousands of people along the Gulf Coast for a two days of outstanding fun, festival foods, and entertainment. Visitors will enjoy free, sliced, cold watermelon. Stop by the open car show or see a Pretty Baby Contest. Needing a fresh pick-me-up? Try the Healthy Popsicles festival recipe featured in the Alabama Hometown Cookbook courtesy of the Grand Bay Watermelon Festival. These fun pops are made with watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, peaches, and fresh cherries. They are the perfect treat to beat the summer heat.
Get This Easy Recipe Cookbook Today
The Alabama Hometown Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.
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Sheila Simmons & Kent Whitaker