Southern-born, Jennifer Hill Booker traveled to Paris to study French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts only to discover that rustic French and Southern dishes use many of the same ingredients. Using this as the basis for culinary exploration in her second cookbook, Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow, the author of Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent, uses one list of fresh ingredients to create two meals, one Southern and one French.
Combined grocery lists provide time-saving tools for recipes from cocktails to desserts and everything in between, drawing on the strengths of both regions makes recipes like Southern Sweet Tea Cocktail, Pecan Bread Pudding with Crème Anglaise, and Pimento Cheese Stuffed Potatoes both approachable and delicious. A charming personality, she is also a single mother of two who knows exactly what it takes to create enticing meals with limited time and ingredients.
Contributor: Mary Eva from The Butin Group