IT IS FINALLY HERE! MAGIC CITY CRAVINGS: THE MOST REQUESTED RECIPES FROM BIRMINGHAM RESTAURANTS THEN & NOW
All the recipes you asked us to find plus a few we could not resist sharing!
My new book with co-writer Chanda Temple hit stores and is already flying off store shelves. The book features an extensive history of Birmingham food, a "where to eat what" dining guide, neighborhood map, and recipes most requested by Birmingham food fans. Many thanks to Alagasco for sponsoring the book and helping us bring greater attention to Birmingham's restaurants and rapidly growing food scene.
The photography is again contributed by my good friends Arden Ward Upton and Mo Davis along with Frank Couch. (I even have a few photos in this one.)
In addition to seeking out favorite recipes from popular local restaurants, food fans asked us to reach back and find "lost" recipes from restaurants which have closed which are still fondly remembered. We uncovered recipes from Birmingham standards like Joy Young, Cobb Lane, Pioneer Cafeteria, Marsh Bakery, Rossi's and more. If you had the Marsh Bakery coconut cake for your birthday each year, you can now make it yourself!
We would like to thank all of the chefs, restaurant owners and families for their generosity. By providing their recipes and sharing stories, they made Magic City Cravings possible.
Magic City Cravings can be found in stores around Birmingham but please call first as copies have sold out in some stores and we are re-stocking as quickly as possible.