The Southern Foodie – Cookbook


The Southern Foodie – 100 Places to Eat in the South made it’s way to my house as my newest cookbook!

When I read a snippet of the book, I thought, Yumm! I’ve been wanting to travel to other southern states for a while now and sample all the delicious foods. The chapters in the book are made up of 13 souther states. Each state features several restaurants and food they serve, as well as a few recipes for each.

The first state I checked out was Florida, since that’s where I live. There is beautiful picture of key limes! Yumm – I love Key Lime Pie! Of course the first recipe in Florida is Chef Jim’s Key Lime Pie. Before the recipes is a whole page dedicated to the restaurants the recipes come from.

Each restaurant features 1-3 recipes. The restaurants are described in length. It makes me want to visit each and every one for them! I would love to have a job that allowed me to do that!

So, what’s on my to make list? Almost to many to list!

From Kentucky – Country Ham Fritters.

From North Carolina – The Southern Fried Chicken BLT – oh my!

From South Carolina – Hattie Mae’s Tomato Pie

Tennessee – Hash Brown Casserole

Florida – The Key Lime Pie

Hattie Mae's Tomato Pie
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Serves: 6
  • 4 ripe, but firm large tomatoes, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • salt
  • 1 (9-inch) piecrust, chilled
  • ½ cup finely diced onions
  • ½ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as tarragon, oregano, parsley and basil
  • pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350'. Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet and season with salt. Allow to sit for a few minutes until some of their water is drawn out. Pat dry with a paper towel. Place ½ of the tomatoes in the piecrust. Top with the onions and 2 tablespoons of the herbs, and season with salt and pepper. Combine the mayonnaise, cheese and remaining herbs in a small bowl. Spread this mixture on top of the pie. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown.


The author, Chris Chamberlain writes about food and drinks in Nashville. He’s lived there most of his life, except for four years of college. He has served as judge for numerous restaurant competitions around the South.


If you are looking for some new fun ideas fro cooking, check out The Southern Foodie!!



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I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. MMM I need this book, I can just see taking a road trip to eat at some of those places!

  2. Oh southern food is my favorite!! I’ve never heard of tomato pie.

  3. I would love to get this book! I bet it is full of awesome recipes! Thank you for sharing about it! Now to get it!

  4. Food that’s right up my alley!! Thanks for sharing and the recipe.

  5. I haven’t had a lot of southern food, but I’m convinced that it would probably be my fave. Everything sounds so good!