You wouldn't know it by looking at her - either during her years as Corky Sherwood on CBS's Murphy Brown or now on her hit ABC comedy Hope & Faith - but actress Faith Ford loves to eat. And she comes from a long line of excellent Louisiana cooks who taught Faith as much about fried catfish and hush puppies as they did about fresh local peaches and homegrown tomatoes. The result is that Faith is an excellent cook whose style incorporates everything she loves about eating comforting down-home Southern favorites, and everything she loves about eating light, fresh foods that are as healthy as they are flavorful. After dreaming of a cookbook for years, Faith finally shared her updated Southern classics and traditional family favorites with me. I helped her write it all down and voila, here it is.
Recipes include: Old-Fashioned Smothered Chicken, Golden Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken, Mom's Smoky Beef Brisket, Southern-Style Fried Catfish, Broiled Red Snapper with Olives, Onions, and Tomatoes; Grilled Veggie Po' Boys; Cora's Skillet Candied Sweet Potatoes, Snap Beans and New Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits, Sweet Summer Melon-Mint Salad, Coconut Brownies, and Fluffy Lemon Icebox Pie.
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