Down-Home style cooking of the south. Favorite recipes from the family of Sallie Mae Taylor, whose biography, Women's Life on A Southern Tobacco Farm, was written by Shirley Ann Gandy
Sallie Mae Taylor and Samuel Thomas Gandy lived on a South Georgia farm where they taught their children to grow, harvest and prepare almost everything they ate. Unfortunately, that way of life is losing it's popularity and their descendants cannot, or do not wish to live off the land. Shirley remembers: "Mama rarely used a recipe. She created as she cooked, so in order to learn, we developed an inquisitive mind and a good memory. Growing up on the farm provided us with a little of both. . ."
For more information about the family, we recommend you read the biography: WOMAN'S LIFE ON A SOUTHERN TOBACCO FARM.
Copies of the cookbook can only be purchased from Shirley Ann Gandy.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR PARENTS
This cookbook is dedicated to Sallie Mae Taylor, a self-taught woman who learned to cook at the early age of six for an ailing mother, a hard working father, and several hungry siblings. Even when the cupboard appeared empty, she could prepare a hearty meal for hungry field workers, or Sunday dinner that would have tickled the pallet of a king, had one ben lucky enough to sit at her table. Later, as she raised eleven children of her own and about as many who did not belong to her, with loving kindness and patience she always took time to teach them all how to cook, or to do anything else.
The recipes are dedicated to Samuel Thomas Gandy, an expert tiller of the soil, who grew a garden that supplied everything his wife needed to keep them all healthy and happy.