In Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy, chef and Southern at Heart host Damaris Phillips shares 100 recipes that embody the modern Southern kitchen: food that retains all its historic comfort and flavor but can now be enjoyed by vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.
“Truly puts the South in your mouth, and let me tell ya, you’re gonna dig it.” ―Guy Fieri
In Damaris Phillips’s household, greens were made with pork, and it wasn’t Sunday without fried chicken. So, when she fell in love with a vegetarian, she had to transform the way she cooked. This groundbreaking, full-color cookbook is the happy result. Recipes include
- Buttermilk Biscuits and Tempeh Gravy
- Mock Tuna Noodle Casserole
- Green Bean Casserole
- Bourbon Spaghetti with Pecan Meatballs
- Gouda & Pistachio Sausage with Quick Kraut
- Grammy’s Horseradish Meatlesss Meatloaf
- Kentucky Red Beans & Rice
- Paneer & Pumpkin Grids
- And many more!
She even offers recipes two ways, with and without meat. Both Loaded Potato and Bacon Soup and Loaded Potato and Facon Soup! Both My Old Kentucky Home Fried Chicken and My Old Kentucky Home Fried Seitan “Chicken”! And others!
Phillips gives down-home side dishes a makeover by removing meat, adding international spices, and updating cooking techniques, and offers soul-satisfying, irresistible desserts that triumph over the meat-eater-versus-vegetarian divide, every time. Phillips found a way to make Southern food that everyone can enjoy, wherever they are on their culinary journey.
If you love a vegetarian, if you love Southern cooking, you’ll love what Phillips has done for you!
“Vegetarians everywhere will be thrilled!” ―Bobby Flay
“Her knowledge of Southern cuisine . . . comes through on every page. “ ―Alton Brown
Includes color photographs
"Love for a vegetarian may have driven Damaris to write this, but it's her love for vegetables and her knowledge of Southern cuisine that comes through on every page."Alton Brown
"You know I can get down on some world class bar-b-que, but let me tell ya, I’m more and more a believer in plant-based foods and the big time flavors that come from vegetables. Being a vegetarian doesn’t have to be boring, and if there’s anyone that can bring some fun, some soul, and some real-deal flavor to the vegetarian table, it's Louisville’s finest, Damaris Phillips. In Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy, Damaris truly puts the South In Your Mouth and let me tell ya, you’re gonna dig it.”Guy Fieri
"Damaris Phillips has the knowledge, the experience, and the down-right courage to take on her native Southern cooking and turn it on its head . . . vegetarians everywhere will be thrilled!"Bobby Flay