Here’s a meal plan with ingredients inspired from the American South. While researching the recipes for this box, we came across the work of the late Edna Lewis, a granddaughter of freed slaves and caretaker of Southern cooking traditions. A lot of these recipes are sourced from her book “The Gift of Southern Cooking,” written with Scott Peacock. The James Beard Foundation said her food represented a time when American cooking was a series of family events, and in a brilliant essay she wrote called What Is Southern? she reveals her mission to save the recipes and traditions of the South and pass them down to future generations.
Cajun Burgers + Collard Greens
Corn Bread (follow instructions on mix) + Garlic Green Beans
Saute of Heirloom Tomatoes and Okra with Bacon Garnish
Macaroni and Cheese
Fried Chicken + Fried Okra