Nathalie Dupree is the queen of southern cooking. She’s a celebrated chef and bestselling author in Charleston, SC, whom I am lucky enough to call my friend. And she has kindly allowed me to share some of her recipes with you this holiday season.
You can find the specially selected recipes in the back of my new novel, A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS, in stores now. Most of the recipes can be found in MASTERING THE ART OF SOUTHERN COOKING by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart. It’s a heavyweight of a book with more than 700 pages of recipes, stories, food facts and history. My copy is proudly displayed in my kitchen. It’s a treasure for anyone who loves and appreciates southern cooking.
The recipes featured in A LOWCOUNTRY CHRISTMAS are perfect for your next holiday gathering. They include:
Pickled Shrimp (please use wild caught American shrimp);
Spicy Sausage Balls;
Mess of Greens or “Pot likker”;
Chocolate Snowballs (my personal favorite)
The chocolate snowballs are from Nathalie’s personal recipe collection. I had the chance to try it at a private luncheon. It was unforgettable! And since that first bite, I’ve been serving the snowballs as my Christmas dessert ever since. It’s a gorgeous presentation and y’all, it’s easy to make! I cherish this recipe and I hope you will enjoy it too.
If you want to offer a special holiday drink, I recommend the grown-up cider recipe aptly named ‘A Lowcountry Christmas.’ It’s made with Firefly Apple Pie Moonshine, a Charleston-based distillery that I adore. Good people, great products. And their moonshine is sold nationwide. Warming the drink up on the stove will fill your house with the most wonderful aroma. (I’ll post the drink recipe for you soon.)
These are some of my favorite recipes this holiday season. Be sure to let me know which recipes you try at home. I’d love to know. And post a photo too!
What are some of your family’s favorite holiday recipes?