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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
You know I can get down on some world class barbecue, 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
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

About the Cookbook

Damaris Phillips is a southern chef in love with an ethical vegetarian. Growing up, greens were made with pork, and it wasn’t Sunday without fried chicken. So she had to transform the way she cooks. In Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy, 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.

The book features Phillips’s most cherished entrees from her childhood made both with and without meat: Chicken Fried Steak becomes Chicken Fried Seitan Steak, traditional Crab Cakes become the ultimate Crab-less Cakes. She 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.

About the Author

Damaris Phillips is a chef and the host of Southern at Heart on the Food Network. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Publication Date: October 17, 2017
  • Trim Size: 8 x 10
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: 100 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover & Ebook

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