Southern Cooking For Company – Book Review & Giveaway

Southern Cooking For Company

Southern Cooking For Company – Book Review

Are you a fan of Southern cooking? Do you love to entertain? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that Nashville native Nicki Pendleton Wood brings the best of both worlds together in her latest cookbook, Southern Cooking For Company: More than 200 Southern Hospitality Secrets and Show-Off Recipes!

Southern Cooking For Company was written with one goal in mind: to help make you a better hostess! In this cookbook, Nicki gathers the best recipes and advice from Southern cooks from Texas to Maryland, from Kentucky to Florida, and everywhere in-between, and shares the strategies and hosting tips that work for them!

This cookbook is attractively designed so that ingredients are set in a sidebar – the recipes are written in paragraph form with serving information – and information about the recipe (author, hostess tips, and other tidbits) are highlighted at the top of each page for easy referencing.

There is a smattering of color photographs of recipes provided throughout the books; the recipes that are photographed look delicious.

Of course, recipes like Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Orange-Pecan Wild Rice don’t necessarily need visuals, but they’re always nice to have!

Regardless, Southern Cooking For Company will make a nice edition to your home.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

About Nicki Pendleton Wood

Nikki Pendleton Wood

Nicki Pendleton Wood is a Nashville native who’s been writing about food for the past 22 years. She’s also served as a cookbook editor for a decade, edited several dozen community cookbooks, and written cookbooks for others and under her own name.

In October 2011, she received her RT certificate and became the world’s only known cookbook editor-mammagrapher.


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Southern Cooking For Company – Book Giveaway

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41 Responses to “Southern Cooking For Company – Book Review & Giveaway”

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  1. Melanie Backus says:

    I love cookbooks and this one sounds great! I would love it!

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  2. Carl says:

    I’ve never spent any amount of time in the South, which is a shame really. The people are obviously really nice and I should know more about it than I do. Thanks for the chance to win this book. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  3. manda says:

    Would like to win for my sister in law.

  4. Anne says:

    This cookbook would be a wonderful and creative resource which I would treasure. Thanks.

  5. Debbie W. says:

    I love to cook for family and friends and love new recipes. This cookbook looks awesome.

  6. Connie Saunders says:

    I am familiar with some southern dishes but I’m sure there are many more our family would enjoy. Thank you for reviewing and sharing!
    cps1950 (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. jeanette sheets says:

    im from the south and love cooking so i defintley could use this book for all the wonderful recipes!

  8. I love the sound of this cookbook! I love my cookbooks to have delicious photographs.

  9. Vicki says:

    I love that this cookbook contains southern recipes. The meals southern meals I’ve had have all been yummy. I also like that there’s a section on how to make guests feel at home.

  10. I would love to win this cookbook! Mr. Vines loves carbs and I love anything Southern, especially greens. It would help us get out of the rut of frozen chicken nuggets and bagged mashed potatoes that we’re currently stuck in.

  11. Katrina Epperson says:

    I absolutely love cookbooks. I read them just like a novel. Every holiday I pull out my cookbooks and try new recipes to incorporate with my tried and true menus. Being from Kentucky I only know one way to cook and that’s southern. Yes, that’s what I liked about this book. Thank you for sharing.
    eppersonkatrina (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Pamela says:

    Looks like an awesome cookbook – I have a huge collection – this would be fun to add

  13. Cheryl says:

    What a great looking cookbook! What interests me would be the Southern cooking since I am not from the south I would love to see what traditions they have in food! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  14. Tina says:

    That’s a nice giveaway. I like southern cooking type cookbooks.

  15. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope you will link up again this week 🙂

  16. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Sounds like good to have as we come into the holiday season.

  17. Crystal S says:

    I love southern cooking books and would love to try out the recipes in it! The email I used to comment is the one I use!

  18. We just bought a vacation home in Florida, so I should probably bone up on my Southern cooking.

  19. Michelle says:

    What interests me most is cooking for company.

  20. Laura Lane says:

    I love someone Southern. I think she’d like it.

  21. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    I hope this Southern cookbook has recipes like my husband’s mom and sister. I can’t cook Southern enough. I need help. LOL Thanks for the opportunity to win. marykatbpcsc45 at gmail (dot) com. 😉

  22. Brenda Young says:

    Being a Southener, I am always on the lookout for great southern recipes! Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a chance to obtain my this fab looking cookbook!

  23. Barrie says:

    I just love cookbooks, and have sort of an affinity for southern cooking- or at least what I know of it! I would love to win this book and even review it myself!

    • Create With Joy
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      Hi Barrie,

      I just stopped by your blog and love the humor you’ve infused into your blog’s name and acronym!
      Best of luck in the giveaway. I would love to read your review! 🙂

  24. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    Sounds yummy! Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week!

  25. Kathy P. says:

    I love cookbooks, especially Southern cooking ones.

  26. Yvonne Chase says:

    This Caribbean girl loves Southern cooking. This would be a great addition to my cookbook collection.

  27. amy says:

    Hi, I collect cookbooks! I have many old and vintage ones, not very many newer ones though. This would be a great addition!

  28. always enjoy the Suthern cook..would love to have this cookbook..

  29. i would really like to win this book as my husband is a southerner and i want to learn to cook more southern.

  30. I’ve seen this one a few times. It looks like my kind of cookbook. Real recipes you’d use and great writing to just sit down and read like a book!

  31. Steph says:

    Living in south Florida I have always been intrigued by southern food bc despite being further south than the author we don’t have that stuff down here!! It’s bagels and tostones lol

  32. Renee G says:

    I love cookbooks — I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the south — but I would love to do a little exploring through some southern cooking.

  33. Oh-My-Heartsie-Girls-WW-Linky
    Twitter: Myllls

    This would be such a fun Cookbook to add to my collection.
    Great giveaway!

  34. I love cookbooks with photos! I’m a visual learner so it helps me to see what it should look like, lol! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂


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