Last week I entered a blog contest at Cora Cooks for a chance to win Frank Stitt's Southern Table Cookbook. I was elated when I found out I had won. Having grown up in North Carolina, I am a southern girl at heart and love learning how to cook southern favorites. Yesterday, the book arrived. It is really stunning. I have to say it has some of the most beautiful food photography I have seen. Top that with some fabulous recipes for updated southern specialities and you have quite a combination. I think this will definitely be a favorite in my collection. The recipes are of the caliber of meal I would expect to find in an upscale southern dining establishment. Some of the recipes I am eager to make are: Fried Green Tomato and Arugula Salad, Low Country Red Rice, Creamed Corn, Ravioli with Sweet Potatoes, Mustard Greens and Country Ham, Tomato Salad with Cornbread, Bacon and Buttermilk Vinaigrette, Flounder with Lady Pea Succotash, and Seven Layer Coconut Cake, just to name a few. I also can't leave out the homemade pimento cheese recipe that was recommended by Cora. I think that may be the first I try. I only recently discovered Cora's blog and am so glad I did. I love her style of writing, the fabulous menus she posts and her love for southern cooking. You should definitely check out Cora Cooks.