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April 29, 2015

“Pimento Cheese” cookbook nominated for Southern Cookbook Award

“Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook” by Perre Coleman Magness has been nominated for a 2015 Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) Book Award in the cooking category. Nominees are from several categories including fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and young adult, and must be set in the South. Finalists were selected on March 31, 2015, and winners will be announced on July 4, 2015. For more information about the SIBA Book Awards:

cheese“Pimento Cheese” offers recipes for spicing up the basic, no-frills version, but also ones that incorporate those brilliant flavors into dishes for every time of day. With over 50 recipes in all, and full color photographs throughout the cookbook, readers can start with a breakfast of Pimento Cheese Popovers stuffed with scrambled eggs, or plan a nice brunch served with Pimento Cheese Waffles with Pimento Syrup and Bacon. Invite the neighbors over for Pimento Shrimp and Cheddar Grits or Cheddar Gnudi with Pimento Romesco. And serve it all with some Pimento Cheese Green Beans on the side. Authoritative, creative, and fun, and peppered with anecdotes and useful tips, this cookbook explores the myriad ways to prepare a humble–and essential–Southern staple.

Author Perre Coleman Magness is the cook and writer behind the website “The Runaway Spoon”, which focuses on creative recipes with a Southern slant. Perre Coleman has studied food and cooking around the world, mostly by eating, but also through serious study in London, Morocco, Thailand, and Mexico. Her kitchen of choice is at home in Memphis, TN, cooking like most people and experimenting with unique but practical ideas.

Try your hand at Perre’s shrimp and grits recipe below, and stay tuned for the SIBA award results on July 4th!

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