Every culture has its own unique flavor profile woven into the fabric of its history and traditions. Deep in the South, food is the focal point of our memories, the centerpiece of every occasion. What began as a humble means of nourishment has evolved into a cultural art form embraced throughout the country. Born-and-bred Southern belle Devon O'Day reminisces her way through this rich collection of the region's signature dishes-sweet potato casserole, cornbread, country ham, and gumbo. From Sunday dinner to Christmas morning brunch, My Southern Food chronicles the moments of life that happen around the dining room table, on the back porch, and any place you can balance a plate on your knees. This collection isn't just a catalog of recipes; it's an album of memories you're sure to recognize. The multi-talented Devon O'Day shares her rich Southern heritage in this collection of cherished regional cuisine. Raised in North Louisiana and settled in Nashville, Devon knows her way around a country kitchen. The recipes in My Southern Food reflect a lifetime of the places, people, and occasions that define Southern living. Devon journeys through this compilation of recipes with stories and anecdotes that enrich the experience of recreating her most treasured meals. You don't have to be a Southerner to enjoy this cuisine. The appeal of these satisfying flavors is rooted in their simplicity. At the foundation of these recipes, you'll find a spirited preparation of common foods. Immediately accessible to anyone longing for comfort, the meals in My Southern Food deliver a taste of something we're all bound to savor.