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Enjoy a tasty sampling of the south ya’ll

By Staff | May 28, 2015

Southern Living once again goes “Off the Eaten Path” with “On the Road Again” by Morgan Murphy.

Visiting Southern restaurants and finding recipes for their signature dishes, Murphy takes the reader on a culinary road trip through the South. The book travels to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia, sampling food along the way, and even with a playlist in mind! There’s also a section on where to stay on your visit, so you can create a road trip of your own.

Alabama visits Tin Top Cafe for some Corn Salad, Acre for some Butter Bean Gnocchi and The Gulf for Fried Groups Sandwich with Lemon-Dill Sauce.

Arkansas visits Cotham’s Mercantile for Fried Green Tomatoes, The Main Cheese for The Main Cheese Farmers Market and Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery for Gelato di Superior Pub Cookie.

Florida makes stops at 29 South for 29 South Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops, Little Moir’s Food Shack for Dark Mash and 13 Gypsies for Bacon and Swiss Empanadas.

Georgia stops at Frog Hollow Tavern for From Hollow Tavern Sweet Corn Risotto, The Breakfast Club for Egg Florentine and The Farm House for Country Captain Chicken.

Kentucky visits Hillbilly Tea for Big Earl’s Chocolate Torte and Harvest for Fried Chicken.

Louisiana stops include Strawn’s Eat Shop for Strawberry Pie, Mr. B’s Bistro for Gumbo Ya-Ya and Willie Mae’s Scotch House for Willie Mae’s Butter Beans.

Maryland stops at Bartlett Pear Inn for Wild Striped Bass Meuniere, Chapel’s Country Creamery for Cheddar Ale Soup and more.

Mississippi stops include B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery for Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese, Hey Joe’s for Nirvana Burgers and Peggy’s for Peggy’s Banana Pudding.

Missouri visits Pint Size Bakery for Chewy Oatmeal Cookies, Baetje Farms for Shells Stuffed with Goat Cheese and more.

North Carolina stops include Early Girl Eatery for Sweet Potato-Black Bean Cakes, Rocky’s Grill & Soda Shop for Mrs. Varner’s Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwich and The Station for Roasted Beet LT.

Oklahoma visits include Cuppies & Joe for Salted Caramel-Chocolate Cupcakes, Syrup for Crunchy French Toast and more.

South Carolina makes stops at Rita’s Seaside Grille for Shrimp and Grits, Bacon Bros. Public House for Pork Belly Sandwich and The Lot for Smoked Chicken Breast.

Tennessee visits Tart for Poached Eggs in Brioche, Big Fatty’s Catering Kitchen for Pulled Pork Chewban with Sweet Potato French Fries and Cranberry Mayonnaise and more.

Texas stops include BuzzBrews for Bluto, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar for Sissy’s Pickled Gulf Shrimp and Railway Cafe for Roasted Chicken Quesadillas.

Virginia visits Lucky for Border Spring’s Chicken Fried Lamb Shank with Pickled Mustard Seeds and Baked Beans, Salt Artisan Market for White Chocolate-Dippe Lime Macaroons and The Whiskey Jar for Tomato Okra Stew.

West Virginia stops include Hash Browns & New Grounds in Morgantown for Thrasher Taco and Jim’s Drive In in Lewisburg for Kathy’s Barbecue.

I made the Kentucky restaurant Minton’s @ 760’s Apple-Cinnamon French Toast. Using Gala apples, brown sugar and syrup for a sauce, and then cinnamon french toast, this was a delicious dinner that everyone enjoyed and didn’t take much preparation or time to prepare.

So if you want to make a road trip this summer, grab this book and get ready to eat!

“On the Road Again” is published by Oxmoor House. It is $22.95.