From the Gullah-Geechee rice pirlaus of coastal South Carolina to Delta Hot Tamales from Mississippi's alluvial plains, the food of the South is a multicultural melting pot. The dishes of the Lowcountry are far different from what's cooking in the rolling hills of Appalachia or served in the heart of the Delta. In United Tastes of the South, food writer Jessica Dupuy, author of United Tastes Of Texas, looks beyond the Lonestar State to focus on the diverse cuisines of the American South. Her exploration of the regional dishes, cultural traditions, and nuances of cooking styles, spotlights why the South is considered one of the richest destinations on the American culinary landscape.
Contributor Bio: Dupuy, Jessica
Fourth-generation Texan and freelance writer Jessica Dupuy is co-writer of Uchi: The Cookbook, in conjunction with James Beard Award winning chef Tyson Cole, and The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family and Love on the iconic Texas barbecue restaurant. She is a certified sommelier and certified specialist of wine, member of Les Dames D'Escoffier of Austin, and is on the advisory board for the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas. Dupuy lives in Austin with her husband, her two duck tolling retrievers, and her son, Gus.