Around the Southern Table

Around the Southern Table

Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories

By Rebecca Lang; Jennifer Davick (Photographer)

Oxmoor House, Hardcover, 9780848736538, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 2012


Join ninth-generation Southerner Rebecca Lang as she serves up 150 fresh, from-scratch recipes and shares the beloved tables, serving pieces, and hospitality that make Southern meals such a pleasure. Personal essays put you at the table with notable Southerners-including HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip, novelist Cassandra King, and Zac Brown, frontman of the two-time Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band.

About the Author
As a contributing editor for"Southern Living", Rebecca Lang is featured in weekly cooking segments on the nationally syndicated show "Daytime", which reaches 85 million households. She is a contributing editor for and writes a monthly column, "Girls' Night In," for the site. Her food writing has appeared in the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution Flavors Magazine, Edible Atlanta", and "Legacy Magazine". Having taught hundreds of classes, Lang is an accomplished cooking instructor and travels the country teaching classes in cooking schools and to groups as large as 1,200 students.

Praise For Around the Southern Table

"Rebecca Lang is continuing to define Southern food for a generation. Around the Southern Table is a great addition to the shelf of cookbooks you actually use. It's a table replete with local goodness and smart, current sustenance, set with great recipes and marked with sage asides."

Hugh Acheson
James Beard Award-winning author of A New Turn in the South

"Well, I'd pull up a chair to Rebecca Lang's table and stay there all day if she'd let me. She sets forth vibrant concepts with easy-to-follow recipes. Hats off."

Martha Hall Foose, James Beard Award-winning author of Screen Doors and Sweet Tea and A Southerly Course

"Around the Southern Table brings heirloom furniture, comfort food and family together. With this sincere cookbook, Rebecca Lang graciously welcomes you to sit down at her delicious Southern table."

Chef John Besh, Acclaimed New Orleans chef and author of My Family Table

"Around the Southern Table is the treat of treats, a collection of classic Southern recipes given the most imaginative spins. The food photographs are so luscious, you'll want to fork them right off the page."

Jean Anderson
Author of A Love Affair with Southern Cooking and From a Southern Oven: The Savories, The Sweets