Win a Cookbook for Mother’s Day!

Southern Kitchen

See our fabulous cookbook selections below and go online to Carol’s Bookshelf blog for a chance to win them (and to see some excerpted recipes). One of these sensational selections is from the owner of the acclaimed Foster’s Market in Durham.

Sara Foster, owner of the popular gourmet take-out café Foster’s Market in Durham, has released a new cookbook, Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen: Soulful, Traditional, Seasonal (Random House, $35). Foster combines the heart of Southern cooking with modern flare and artistry with nearly 200 recipes that include everything from cheesy grits to molasses-bourbon pecan pie. Recipes include a helpful touch, “Sara’s Swaps,” with tips to tailor the basic recipe to your own tastes. Visit Carol’s Bookshelf for a peek at some recipes! Hardcover.

The Allergy-Free Cookbook (Running Press; $19.95), written by nutritionist and allergy specialist Eileen Rhude Yoder, Ph.D., offers more than 150 fast and easy recipes that eliminate eight major food allergens from the diet without sacrificing good taste. Includes information on children and allergy-free diets. Paperback.

Have some fun while teaching kids to eat healthy foods. Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right: The Food Solution That Lets Kids Be Kids (Rodale, $21.99) teaches kids about foods by using traffic colors (green light, go; yellow light, slow; red light uh, oh!). Want a hot dog for breakfast? Have a banana dog, with peanut butter and jelly. Written by Joanna Dogloff, M.D., a specialist in child and adolescent weight management. Paperback.

Find a taco for every day of the week in 300 Best Taco Recipes: From Tantalizing Tacos to Authentic Tortillas, Sauces, Cocktails and Salsas (Robert Rose, $24.95) by Kelley Cleary Coffeen. From authentic Mexican to Americanized tacos, try everything from shrimp tacos to pollo verde tacos. Check out some excerpted recipes at Paperback.

Contributing editor of Southern Living magazine Rebecca Lang recently released Quick-fix Southern (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $16.99). Grouped in categories such as Girls Night In, Comforting Casseroles, Tailgates and Gatherings, and Southern Sweets, more than 100 quick and easy recipes are dotted with cooking tips and a hefty helping of Southern hospitality. Paperback.

The Spatulatta Cookbook (Scholastic, $16.99) is a cookbook for kids by the hosts of, a cooking for kids website. In this colorful cookbook arranged by season, writers Isabella and Olivia Gerasole highlight recipes by kids for kids that range from features such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to Ghosts in the Graveyard Meatloaf. Spiral bound.

For more than a decade chef (and farmer) Brian Sonoskus has been making delicious dishes at the Tupelo Honey Café in downtown Asheville that feature fresh-from-the-farm offerings with a twist on traditional Southern dishes. In Tupelo Honey Café: Spirited Recipes from Asheville’s New South Kitchen (Andrews McMeel, $29.99), Sonuskus and writer Elizabeth Sims share 125 of the restaurant’s tastiest dishes. Hardcover.

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